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New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 341 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,161
Across
1. Peer Gynt's creator. : IBSEN
6. U.S. tennis star. : ASHE
10. Fastening device. : HASP
14. Relative of NATO. : SEATO
15. Contest. : DUEL
16. Concerning. : ASTO
17. Dostoevsky title (with "The"). : IDIOT
18. Battle of 1775. : LEXINGTON
20. French salt. : SEL
21. Examination. : QUIZ
23. Pain. : AGONY
24. Morsel. : CRUMB
26. Flaubert heroine. : BOVARY
28. Stimulus. : FILLIP
30. Butterfly. : SATYR
31. Perch. : ROOST
32. One of the Little Women. : BETH
33. Buenos ___. : DIAS
37. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
38. Dividing line. : EQUATOR
41. Basketball league: Abbr. : NBA
42. Okinawan port. : NAHA
44. Repulsive. : UGLY
45. Wore. : HADON
47. Punctilious ones. : PRIGS
49. Honshu metropolis. : NAGOYA
50. Viscous. : SYRUPY
52. Glossy varnish. : JAPAN
53. At full speed, old style. : AMAIN
54. Match parts, in a game. : SETS
55. Sheep. : EWE
58. Fellini film (with "La"). : DOLCEVITA
61. Blackbird. : OUSEL
63. Prefix with morph or plasm. : ECTO
64. Sacred figure. : ICON
65. Quaff. : DRINK
66. Card game. : SKAT
67. Scoots. : ZIPS
68. Irish poet. : YEATS
Down
1. Cow-headed goddess. : ISIS
2. "Venerable" historian. : BEDE
3. Heavy canvas. : SAILCLOTH
4. W. W. II initials. : ETO
5. Almost. : NOTQUITE
6. Extemporize. : ADLIB
7. Focal point in Mideast. : SUEZ
8. Bewitch. : HEX
9. Samuel's teacher. : ELI
10. Rider. : HAGGARD
11. Old Times Sq. hotel. : ASTOR
12. Hard. : STONY
13. Jigger's relative. : PONY
19. Blue. : NAVY
22. Masked man: Abbr. : UMP
25. Literary initials. : RLS
26. Silly: Colloq. : BATTY
27. Emperor 1900 years ago. : OTHO
28. Giants' Tarkenton. : FRAN
29. Tittle. : IOTA
30. Zoo attraction. : SEALS
32. Carriage. : BUGGY
34. Suharto's country. : INDONESIA
35. ___ and his dog. : ABOY
36. Mideast capital. : SANA
39. Sally. : QUIP
40. Musical piece. : RHAPSODY
43. Fruit. : APRICOT
46. Eastern title. : AGA
48. Part of an old alphabet. : RUNE
49. Man's nickname. : NAT
50. Atelier wear. : SMOCK
51. 1945 conference site. : YALTA
52. Casual wear. : JEANS
53. Cool drinks. : ADES
54. Period. : STOP
56. Left. : WENT
57. Fraternal group. : ELKS
59. Namely, Lat. abbr. : VIZ
60. Here, in Paris. : ICI
62. Noun suffix. : URE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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