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New York Times, Thursday, March 13, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,152
Across Down
1. Skipper: Abbr. : CAPT
5. Name in French history. : MARAT
10. Urban nuisance. : SMOG
14. Angler's need. : LURE
15. Rotund. : OBESE
16. Acquired (with "by"). : CAME
17. Greek god. : ARES
18. World-weary. : BLASE
19. King. : ALAN
20. Dessert. : PASTRY
22. Part of a news dispatch. : DATELINE
24. Scotsman's so. : SAE
25. Baker's need. : SIEVE
26. Underworld synonym for cop. : FLATFOOT
30. Twin, in a way. : RINGER
34. Booth. : LOGE
35. Stadium sounds. : RAHS
37. Legal paper. : LEASE
38. Metric measure. : ARE
39. Cuts, in surgery. : RESECTS
41. Army officers: Abbr. : LTS
42. A Beatle. : RINGO
44. Unfailing. : TRUE
45. Kind of club. : GLEE
46. Will item. : ESTATE
48. Dreamer. : IDEALIST
50. Free-for-all. : SETTO
52. American Indian. : SAC
53. Ammunition. : BUCKSHOT
56. Safe. : SECURE
59. One of an eager trio. : ABLE
60. Muse of poetry. : ERATO
62. Pakistan's neighbor. : IRAN
63. Kind of generation. : BEAT
64. Castor bean derivative. : RICIN
65. Caustic stuff. : ACID
66. Sea areas. : ARMS
67. Location. : SITUS
68. Hats: Slang. : LIDS
1. Sound of approval. : CLAP
2. Emanation. : AURA
3. Broadway fixture. : PRESSAGENT
4. Having a will. : TESTATE
5. ___ Dick. : MOBY
6. Latin case: Abbr. : ABL
7. Bawls out. : READSTHERIOTACT
8. Musical tempo direction. : ASSAI
9. Waver. : TEETER
10. A triangle. : SCALENE
11. African land. : MALI
12. Muscat and ___. : OMAN
13. Biologist's concern. : GENE
21. Money back: Abbr. : REF
23. Wrongs. : EVILS
26. Spread outward. : FLARE
27. Lemur. : LORIS
28. Assayer's concern. : ORE
29. Kiln. : OAST
31. Former opera soprano. : GALLICURCI
32. Western park. : ESTES
33. Replace. : RESET
36. Run before the wind. : SCUD
39. Accustomed manners. : ROTES
40. Palmer's need. : TEE
43. Rubber rings. : GASKETS
45. Pertaining to ice floes. : GLACIAL
47. Surgeon's needs. : ETHERS
49. "Peer Gynt" character. : ASE
51. Japanese portal. : TORII
53. Coffee cake. : BABA
54. Over, to Germans. : UBER
55. Symbol of silence. : CLAM
56. "___ and Lovers." : SONS
57. Foray. : RAID
58. Results. : ENDS
61. Teutonic sky god. : TIU

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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