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New York Times, Saturday, March 16, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,790
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1. Carpenter's tool. : BUZZSAW
8. Correspondents' concern. : THEMAIL
15. Cuban province. : ORIENTE
16. Variety of lettuce. : ROMAINE
17. Relatives of Mary Poppins. : NANNIES
18. One end of Brenner Pass. : AUSTRIA
19. Epic hero. : ELCID
20. Scot's cup. : TASS
22. Criterion: Abbr. : STD
23. Oolong. : TEA
25. Chess term. : CHECK
28. Clever. : ARCH
31. Delicate. : LACY
33. Of the hours. : HORAL
37. Sentimental talk: Slang. : GOO
38. Small change. : DIME
39. Minnesota city. : WINONA
40. Educator's tools. : AUDIOVISUALAIDS
43. Household letters. : TEEVEE
44. Hosiery shade. : SAND
45. ___ Gatos. : LOS
46. Letters. : ESSES
47. Father. : SIRE
48. ___ means. : BYNO
49. Office worker. : STENO
51. Pending. : DUE
53. Young seal. : PUP
56. Expletive, country style. : DANG
58. Ancient region of Asia Minor. : TROAS
62. Oriental. : ASIATIC
65. Proportional. : RATABLE
67. Faucet. : PETCOCK
68. Quondam. : ONETIME
69. Agrees. : ASSENTS
70. Eavesdrop, in a way. : WIRETAP
1. Kind of china. : BONE
2. Orsk's river. : URAL
3. Element. : ZINC
4. Greatest height. : ZENITH
5. Tricky: Slang. : SNIDE
6. Used (up). : ATE
7. Part of many place names. : WEST
8. Cheap. : TRASHY
9. Split-level. : HOUSE
10. Letters. : EMS
11. Floor covering. : MAT
12. Affected manners. : AIRS
13. Put one's foot ___. : INIT
14. Pace the field. : LEAD
21. Acquisition. : ACCESSION
24. Partner of kicking. : ALIVE
26. Young person. : CHILD
27. Region of Hawaii. : KONA
28. Shade of gray. : AGATE
29. Rakes. : ROUES
30. Sets of rules. : CODES
32. Porthos, to Athos. : AMI
34. Muddy. : ROILY
35. On ___ (at great length). : ANDON
36. Catch, in a way. : LASSO
38. Biblical verb. : DOEST
39. Dwindled. : WANED
41. American lithographer. : IVES
42. Middle East initials. : UAR
47. Tidbits. : SNACKS
48. Scold. : BERATE
50. Decree. : EDICT
52. Sheer. : UTTER
53. Breadwinner. : PAPA
54. Puts to advantage. : USES
55. Stones. : PITS
57. Flourish. : GROW
59. Newspaper piece, for short. : OBIT
60. Gluck. : ALMA
61. Percolate. : SEEP
63. Pro. : ACE
64. Weight. : TON
66. Black bird. : ANI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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