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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,801
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1. A million times: Prefix. : MEGA
5. Cossets. : PETS
9. Piece of furniture. : CRIB
13. City on the Oka. : OREL
14. Sudden insight. : IDEA
15. Excelled. : SHONE
16. Balkan name. : TITO
17. Piano piece. : CHOPSTICKS
19. Name in journalism. : HEARST
21. Bicycle part. : SPROCKET
22. Button or fastener. : STUD
24. Hither and ___. : YON
25. Cloth measures: Abbr. : YDS
26. The mail, in India. : DAK
29. Dies ___. : IRAE
31. North, for one. : SEA
33. Artless. : INNOCENT
35. English potter. : SPODE
39. Nursery rhyme threat. : STICKSANDSTONES
42. Town: It. : CITTA
43. Royal title. : ARCHDUKE
44. Poetic verb form. : ART
46. Scorch. : SEAR
47. Girl of song. : SAL
48. Medical group. : AMA
51. Sweep. : OAR
53. Suffix in chemistry. : ITOL
55. Artifice. : MANEUVER
58. Country wear. : TWEEDS
62. Building material. : BROWNSTONE
64. Constellation Lepus. : HARE
65. Dipped. : LADED
66. Contrite one. : RUER
67. Part of the world. : ASIA
68. Vous ___. : ETES
69. Ancient river of 67 Across. : OXUS
70. Lease. : RENT
1. Miller. : MOTH
2. Sandusky's waterfront. : ERIE
3. Japanese wooden clog. : GETA
4. Then: Fr. : ALORS
5. Imagines. : PICTURES
6. Old English letter. : EDH
7. Ancient city near Smyrna. : TEOS
8. Abounding in juices. : SAPPY
9. Fashionable. : CHIC
10. Well-known nickname. : ROCKY
11. Blacked (in). : INKED
12. Surpasses. : BESTS
15. Short distance. : STONESTHROW
18. Rialto signs. : SROS
20. Linger: Slang. : STICKAROUND
23. Charles ___ Gibson. : DANA
26. Something circular. : DISC
27. Opposed. : ANTI
28. Mend. : KNIT
30. Lab equipment. : ETNAS
32. Like peas in ___. : APOD
34. Numerical prefix. : OCTA
36. Burden. : ONUS
37. Ten times: Prefix. : DEKA
38. Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
40. German number. : DREI
41. Routs. : SCATTERS
45. Hebrew letters. : TAVS
48. Gait. : AMBLE
49. Corday's victim. : MARAT
50. Electrode. : ANODE
52. Kind of rocket. : RETRO
54. Hungarian composer. : LEHAR
56. Farm animals. : EWES
57. Flour-butter mixture. : ROUX
59. Naturalness. : EASE
60. Albanian river. : DRIN
61. Reservation. : SEAT
63. Fresh: Ger. : NEU

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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