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New York Times, Saturday, March 2, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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K
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,776
Across
1
Decrease (with "off"). : TAPER
6
Gear tooth. : COG
9
Girl's name. : RHODA
14
Rest. : ABIDE
15
Palm leaf. : OLA
16
Greek dialect. : EOLIC
17
Part of Scotland. : HIGHLANDS
19
Word with talk or tooth. : SWEET
20
Thing: Lat. : RES
21
Theological degree. : STM
22
Heir. : SON
23
Radio feature. : OPERA
25
One of the Fates. : CLOTHO
29
Nursery story characters. : BABESINTHEWOOD
32
Seeps. : OOZES
33
Scarlett's home. : TARA
34
Mauna ___. : LOA
35
Mythical spring. : FOUNTAINOFYOUTH
39
The 6c stamp man. : FDR
40
Plump: Fr. : DODU
41
Sioux. : OTOES
42
Kipling story (with "The"). : ELEPHANTSCHILD
46
Lawn grass. : REDTOP
47
Outsized sandwiches. : HEROS
48
A science: Abbr. : BOT
49
Before. : ERE
50
One-and-twenty. : AGE
53
New York name. : ASTOR
56
Its capital is Douglas. : ISLEOFMAN
59
Capital of Yemen. : SANAA
60
Retainer. : FEE
61
Presiding spirit of Roman myth. : NUMEN
62
Poker term. : KITTY
63
Droop. : SAG
64
Chemical compounds. : ENOLS
Down
1
Himalayan goat. : TAHR
2
Hero of 1922–27. : ABIE
3
Livestock. : PIGS
4
Old English letter. : EDH
5
Press statement: Abbr. : REL
6
Remorse. : CONTRITION
7
Novel title (with "The"). : OLDMANANDTHESEA
8
Highway sign. : GAS
9
Do a cobbler's job. : RESOLE
10
Half of a musical comedy title. : HOWNOW
11
Cheer. : OLE
12
Engraved stamp. : DIE
13
Feign. : ACT
18
Noun endings. : ASES
22
Sheep: Ger. : SCHAF
23
Above, in Bonn. : OBEN
24
Nuisance. : PEST
26
Colorless flammable liquid. : TOLUOL
27
Shouted disapproval. : HOOTED
28
Harem rooms: Var. : ODAHS
29
Loot: Slang. : BOODLE
30
Blue as the sky. : AZURED
31
Garment part. : TROUSERLEG
32
Propose. : OFFER
36
Suit. : ADAPT
37
Nautical call. : YOHO
38
American inventor. : OTIS
43
War craft. : PTBOAT
44
"Good for you!" : HOORAY
45
Canadian Indian. : CREE
50
Bullets, guns, etc. : AMMO
51
Celt. : GAEL
52
Danube tributary. : ENNS
53
Require. : ASK
54
Capuchin monkey. : SAI
55
Explosive force. : TNT
56
Conditions. : IFS
57
The same. : ONE
58
___ City. : FUN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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