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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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© 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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