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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,172
Across
1. Volcanic rock. : TRASS
6. Secular. : LAIC
10. River of Poland. : RABA
14. A vocal style: Abbr. : RECIT
15. Pelion's companion. : OSSA
16. Noble: Ger. : EDEL
17. City in Turkey. : ADANA
18. Wedding music of sorts. : CHARIVARI
20. British system, for one. : MONARCHY
22. Historic French river. : AISNE
23. Kind of pickle. : DILL
24. Western plains bird. : SAGEHEN
26. Name for Henry V. : HAL
28. Backs down. : EATSCROW
31. Pub item. : ALE
32. Figures of speech. : TROPES
33. Danube tributary. : ENNS
37. Ball club. : METS
39. Hole ___. : INONE
40. God: Fr. : DIEU
41. Dundee man. : SCOT
42. Railroad spur. : SIDING
44. "___ a drop to drink." : NOR
45. Paperhanger's receptacle. : PASTECAN
47. Objective. : END
48. Man in the ring. : REFEREE
51. Home for a jinni. : LAMP
53. Bring together. : UNITE
54. Victoria's Prime Minister. : DISRAELI
58. Store employee. : SALESGIRL
61. Actor's part. : LINES
62. Cuchulainn's wife. : EMER
63. Sheep genus. : OVIS
64. Canal Zone city. : ANCON
65. Gielgud and others. : SIRS
66. Newcastle's river. : TYNE
67. Small anvil. : TEEST
Down
1. Mine vehicle. : TRAM
2. Renovate. : REDO
3. Not hold ___. : ACANDLETO
4. Biblical mountain. : SINAI
5. Hollywood hopeful. : STARLET
6. Lomond or Katrine. : LOCH
7. Ghastly. : ASHY
8. O.T. book: Abbr. : ISA
9. Sedan. : CAR
10. Inspected, as troops. : REVIEWED
11. Make ___ for it. : ADASH
12. Canton of the Jungfrau. : BERNE
13. Outsider. : ALIEN
19. "Othello" character. : IAGO
21. French Franciscan nun. : CLARISSE
24. Picturesque. : SCENIC
25. Ordnance depots. : ARSENALS
26. Radio buffs. : HAMS
27. Writer Waugh. : ALEC
29. Word on a marquee. : TONITE
30. English pottery. : SPODE
34. Old Irish shilling. : NINEPENCE
35. A kind of sign. : NEON
36. Voiceless, in phonetics. : SURD
38. Historic church. : STPETERS
43. Greet warily, dog style. : GNARLAT
46. Olympian god. : ARES
48. Hoaxes. : RUSES
49. As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
50. Office worker. : FILER
52. Historic ship. : MAINE
54. Albania's longest river. : DRIN
55. German girl's name. : ILSE
56. Zodiac sign and others. : LEOS
57. "There ___ any more." : ISNT
59. Achieved. : GOT
60. Campus vine. : IVY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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