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New York Times, Thursday, March 7, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,781
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1. Passes. : SPENDS
7. Musical interval. : OCTAVE
13. Kind of baseball game. : SHUTOUT
14. Restraining. : CURBING
16. Easier: Slang. : CUSHIER
17. Adriatic port. : TRIESTE
18. Different. : OTHER
19. Turkish title. : AGA
21. Out of breath. : BLOWN
22. Dam. : WEIR
23. Laughing. : RIANT
25. Pennsylvania city. : ERIE
26. Lixivium. : LYE
27. Gives. : RENDERS
29. Noun suffix. : ENT
30. Forms of worship. : SERVICES
32. Omits. : ELIDES
34. Poet of year one. : OVID
35. Kettle handle. : BAIL
36. Mars. : PLANET
39. Pilgrims. : SETTLERS
43. Comparative suffix. : IER
44. Nubbly fabrics. : RATINES
46. Faced. : MET
47. Makes lace. : TATS
49. Modern light device. : LASER
50. Hacienda room. : SALA
51. Partner of true. : TRIED
53. Alive: Fr. : VIF
54. Pitman. : MINER
55. Fence in. : ENCLOSE
57. Repetitive. : ITERANT
59. Save. : DELIVER
60. Aptitudes. : TALENTS
61. Lower. : DEMEAN
62. Good people. : SAINTS
1. Sleep: Slang. : SHUTEYE
2. More aggressive: Colloq. : PUSHIER
3. Heaven. : ETHER
4. Café ___. : NOIR
5. Proper. : DUE
6. Tense. : STRAINED
7. Hydrocarbon. : OCTANE
8. Pound dog. : CUR
9. Kind of river: Abbr. : TRIB
10. White poplar. : ABELE
11. Like some caps. : VISORED
12. Interlace. : ENTWINE
13. Frowns. : SCOWLS
15. Civetlike animals. : GENETS
20. Mining chisels. : GADS
23. Musical event. : RECITAL
24. Check payer. : TREATER
27. The Red or the Green. : RIVER
28. Openings. : SLITS
31. Part of many German names. : VON
33. Inauspicious. : ILL
35. Labor's extra demands. : BENEFITS
36. Like some fruits. : PITTED
37. Heard. : LEARNED
38. Magazine feature. : ARTICLE
39. Affirmative, Spanish style. : SISI
40. Flowing forth. : EMANANT
41. Lets up. : RELENTS
42. Enters upon. : STARTS
45. Place to dine. : TAVERN
48. Turkish sultan. : SELIM
50. Temptress. : SIREN
52. Bird in the news. : DOVE
54. Honey: Prefix. : MELI
56. Sargasso. : SEA
58. Chinese pagoda. : TAA

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

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