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New York Times, Friday, March 29, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { B J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,803
Across
1. Proverbial backbreaker. : LASTSTRAW
10. Turkish title. : PASHA
15. Power. : AUTHORITY
16. Pallid. : ASHEN
17. Oliver and others. : CROMWELLS
18. Good loser. : SPORT
19. Attention. : EAR
20. Vegetable. : PEAS
21. Concise. : TERSE
22. Grain. : SEED
24. Analysts' concerns. : IDS
25. American playwright. : HART
26. Like: Suffix. : OID
28. Airline term. : ETA
30. Crawled, so to speak. : SWAM
33. Barnum's forte. : SHOWMANSHIP
38. Angelus prayer. : AVE
39. Featherlike. : PINNATE
40. Some literary works. : IRONIES
42. "Yes." : IDO
43. Clothing sale offer. : MIXANDMATCH
45. Geographical abbreviation. : NENG
47. Mel. : OTT
48. King: Sp. : REY
49. Merit. : EARN
51. Retainer. : FEE
53. Uncommon: Abbr. : SPEC
57. Cup of a kind. : TASSE
59. Letter heading. : SIRS
60. ___ créole. : ALA
61. Spiciness. : AROMA
62. Waxed fat. : PROSPERED
65. Single. : UNWED
66. Unduly confident. : ASSERTIVE
67. Cher's partner. : SONNY
68. Item for the records. : STEREOSET
Down
1. Dry goods specialties. : LACES
2. Distinctive impressions. : AURAE
3. Emporium. : STORE
4. Theol. degree. : THM
5. Farm animal. : SOW
6. Alarm. : TREPIDATION
7. Angered: Colloq. : RILED
8. Certain books. : ATLASES
9. Author of "Swiss Family Robinson." : WYSS
10. Italian food. : PASTA
11. Former Turkish coins. : ASPERS
12. Theater doorman's promise. : SHORTWAIT
13. Possessive. : HERS
14. Part of A.M. : ANTE
23. Feathers. : DOWN
25. VIP in Hollywood. : HAIRDRESSER
27. Moslem leader. : IMAM
29. Scanty. : THIN
31. With: Fr. : AVEC
32. Network. : MESH
33. Form a web. : SPIN
34. Go underground. : HIDE
35. Independent. : ONONESOWN
36. Barbershop word. : NEXT
37. Fruit. : POME
41. Certain votes. : NAYS
44. To begin with. : ATFIRST
46. Utility workers. : GASMEN
50. Quick. : READY
52. Irregular. : EROSE
54. Son of Priam. : PARIS
55. Nice pupil. : ELEVE
56. Officer-to-be. : CADET
57. Greek letters. : TAUS
58. River of Tuscany. : ARNO
59. Evian and others. : SPAS
63. Common prefix. : PRE
64. Wartime initials. : ETO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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