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New York Times, Saturday, March 9, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { G V X Z }, Scrabble score: 377 (avg 2.06)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,783
Across Down
1. Degree of quality. : RANK
5. Rural sound. : MAA
8. Boxing term. : JAB
11. Decorate. : ADORN
13. Instant: Colloq. : JIFF
14. Geological period. : JURA
15. Handy man. : JACKOFALLTRADES
18. Vessel. : ARK
19. Rodents. : MICE
20. Botanical suffix. : ACEAE
21. Save. : BANK
22. Wild dogs. : JACKALS
24. Offspring. : CHILD
27. Cries of sorrow. : ALACKS
29. Hayworth and Moreno. : RITAS
30. Canal. : DUCT
31. Think, old style. : TROW
35. Scot's name. : ALEC
36. Some ballplayers. : YANKS
37. Excellent. : RARE
38. Grove. : BOSK
39. Conjunctions. : ANDS
40. Member of a Hindu religion. : JAINA
41. Cultivated plot: Fr. : JARDIN
43. Man of property. : OWNER
44. Alike. : EQUALLY
47. Blue flag. : IRIS
49. Never: Sp. : NUNCA
50. Twirl. : SPIN
51. Resort. : SPA
54. Indian turnip. : JACKINTHEPULPIT
58. Trappist cheeses. : OKAS
59. Exclamations. : OHOS
60. Percussion instrument. : PIANO
61. Affirmative of sorts. : YEP
62. Surprised exclamation. : WOW
63. Peduncle. : STEM
1. Hindu title. : RAJA
2. Jewish month. : ADAR
3. Notch in a bow. : NOCK
4. Yugoslav island in the Adriatic. : KRK
5. Distance. : MILE
6. Labor group. : AFL
7. Nautical term. : AFT
8. Palestinian region. : JUDEA
9. Of a region. : AREAL
10. Ball game necessities. : BASES
12. Rovers. : NOMADS
13. Fop. : JACKADANDY
14. Effigies. : JACKSTRAWS
16. Airfoil. : FIN
17. Singlefoot or pace. : RACK
21. Clubs. : BLACKJACKS
22. Pectoral sandpipers. : JACKSNIPES
23. Personates. : ACTS
24. Hermit ___. : CRAB
25. Hawaiian city. : HILO
26. Noun suffixes. : ITES
28. Monday: Fr. : LUNDI
32. Precipitate. : RAIN
33. Argentan's river. : ORNE
34. Word with foot or head. : WEAR
36. Anc. Norse chief: Var. : YARL
40. Enlist. : JOINUP
42. Jai ___. : ALAI
44. Relish. : ENJOY
45. Tremble. : QUAKE
46. Open, in a way. : UNCAP
48. Irving hero. : RIP
50. Racing term. : SHOW
51. Gaiter. : SPAT
52. Evergreen. : PINE
53. 20th-century word. : ATOM
55. Without delay. : NOW
56. Yet, for short. : THO
57. Fleur-de-___. : LIS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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