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New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 323 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,800
Across Down
1. Suspended cluster. : SWAG
5. Foundation. : BASIS
10. Does a farm job. : SOWS
14. Seine tributary. : OISE
15. Have ___ to pick. : ABONE
16. Drop out. : QUIT
17. Smudge. : BLOT
18. Tell. : COUNT
19. Minor or Major. : URSA
20. Began to play. : STRUCKUP
22. Literary light. : OCASEY
24. Situation. : POST
25. Of two. : DUAL
26. Drinking toast. : PROSIT
29. Inky. : JETBLACK
33. Ump's cousin. : REF
34. Not at all: Colloq. : NOHOW
36. Musical transition. : SEGUE
37. Russia's man in the street. : IVAN
39. Cheapskate. : PIKER
41. Blind ___. : DATE
42. Painting. : MURAL
44. Regulated the pitch of. : KEYED
46. Young walrus. : PUP
47. Leaf stems. : PETIOLES
49. Bar specialties. : JULEPS
51. Heap up. : LOAD
52. Missing. : GONE
53. Surrounded by. : AMIDST
56. 22 Across, for one. : IRISHMAN
60. Work over. : REDO
61. Subject. : TOPIC
63. He. : MALE
64. Athletic group. : CREW
65. Outcast. : EXILE
66. In line. : AROW
67. See 22 Across. : SEAN
68. Bakery items. : ROLLS
69. Last course. : NUTS
1. Wails. : SOBS
2. Droop. : WILT
3. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
4. Outfits: Colloq. : GETUPS
5. Catcher. : BACKSTOP
6. Nearly. : ABOUT
7. First course. : SOUP
8. Traveler's rest. : INN
9. Commence. : SETOUT
10. Blew hard. : SQUALLED
11. Possessive. : OURS
12. Knowing. : WISE
13. Ward off. : STAY
21. Invent. : COIN
23. Uses public transport. : CABS
25. Famous U.S. librarian. : DEWEY
26. Spruce. : PRIMP
27. Type of entertainment. : REVUE
28. Work ___. : OFART
29. Is humorous. : JOKES
30. Wide open. : AGAPE
31. Carry on. : CUTUP
32. Sustains. : KEEPS
35. Rode shanks' mare. : HIKED
38. Settle firmly. : NAILDOWN
40. Exults. : REJOICES
43. Author Anita. : LOOS
45. Grayish browns. : DUNS
48. More recent. : LATTER
50. Former Governor of N. Y. : LEHMAN
52. Eating place. : GRILL
53. Certain lamps. : ARCS
54. Simple. : MERE
55. Prenotion. : IDEA
56. Philippine tree. : IPIL
57. Japanese ship. : MARU
58. Very much. : ALOT
59. TV fare. : NEWS
62. Chemical prefix. : OXO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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