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New York Times, Wednesday, March 5, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Lead. : STAR
5. Shade of blue. : PARIS
10. October stone. : OPAL
14. Tops. : AONE
15. Elevator sign. : INUSE
16. Fix. : REDO
17. Score. : GOAL
18. Knitting stitch. : CABLE
19. Rock. : CRAG
20. Begin with energy. : ATTACK
22. September stone. : SAPPHIRE
24. Greek letters. : TAUS
26. ___ exempli. : MALI
27. Flower for April. : SWEETPEA
31. Doodad. : GADGET
35. U.S. author. : OHARA
36. Tennyson hero. : ARDEN
38. Mountain: Prefix. : ORO
39. Units in a code. : DOTS
40. Doers: Suffix. : STERS
41. ___ fide. : BONA
42. Bravo. : OLE
43. Opera name. : TOSCA
44. Valentine objectives. : SAFES
45. Of the chin. : MENTAL
47. February stone. : AMETHYST
49. In the center. : AMID
51. Bell song. : ARIA
52. Flower for July. : LARKSPUR
56. Load. : ARMFUL
60. Pointed arch. : OGEE
61. Quixote's foes. : EVILS
63. Princess in myth. : IOLE
64. Tolerate. : BEAR
65. Writer for Friday. : DEFOE
66. English composer. : ARNE
67. Advantage. : ODDS
68. Ferments. : STEWS
69. Stingy. : NEAR
Down
1. Story. : SAGA
2. Spree. : TOOT
3. College subj. : ANAT
4. Scheherazade and others. : RELATERS
5. Kind of truck. : PICKUP
6. Collection of quotes. : ANA
7. ___ the wrong way. : RUBS
8. Eastern faith. : ISLAM
9. Leaks. : SEEPAGES
10. Lady's-slipper. : ORCHID
11. Fairy. : PERI
12. Jewish month. : ADAR
13. Box. : LOGE
21. Down: Prefix : CATA
23. Drawing. : PLAN
25. Memberships. : SEATS
27. Sinful place. : SODOM
28. In good health. : WHOLE
29. Used. : EATEN
30. Palm tree. : ARECA
32. Silly. : GOOFY
33. Sea eagles. : ERNES
34. Skoal. : TOAST
37. High action. : DRAMA
40. Single-hoofed animals. : SOLIPEDS
41. Native of an island vacation spot. : BAHAMIAN
43. Some people's headgear. : TAMS
44. Enliven. : STIR
46. Participants in a wager. : TAKERS
48. Uses a pencil top. : ERASES
50. Bedquilt of down. : DUVET
52. Wolf. : LOBO
53. Like good wine. : AGED
54. Interpret. : READ
55. Prevalent. : RIFE
57. Golf word. : FORE
58. Arm bone. : ULNA
59. Be the vlllain. : LEER
62. Beneath contempt. : LOW

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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