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New York Times, Saturday, April 27, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,832
Across
1. Sir ___ of the stage. : ALEC
5. Loafer. : IDLER
10. Material. : REPP
14. Old Testament patriarch. : NOAH
15. Namur's river. : MEUSE
16. Manager, for short. : EXEC
17. Covenants. : AGREEMENTS
19. Spawn of shellfish. : SPAT
20. A record or rare event: Colloq. : ONEFORTHEBOOKS
22. Ship: Abbr. : STR
23. Water containers. : EWERS
24. Beach figure. : LIFESAVER
29. Leaning. : ATILT
32. Grandson of Adam. : ENOS
33. Fish dish. : LOX
34. Poet's south wind. : AUSTER
35. Marten. : FUR
36. Language. : LATIN
38. Peak in Crete. : IDA
39. Covenant. : TREATY
42. Buncombe! : ROT
43. Menhaden. : POGY
44. Disconnect. : SEVER
45. Diamond features. : BASELINES
47. Descriptive of some leaves. : EROSE
49. ___ cit. : LOC
50. Punish, in a way. : THROWTHEBOOKAT
56. Ruth's home. : MOAB
57. Remembered. : RECAPTURED
59. English princess. : ANNE
60. Fiber. : ISTLE
61. Elf. : PIXY
62. Edgar and Edward. : NEDS
63. Tiny things. : ATOMS
64. Gratify. : SATE
Down
1. Boswell's forte. : ANA
2. Word: Prefix. : LOGO
3. Deserve. : EARN
4. Wisconsin products. : CHEESES
5. In an unrighteous way. : IMMORALLY
6. Bucks. : DEER
7. Actor of fame. : LUNT
8. Old Testament queen. : ESTHER
9. Baste over. : RESEW
10. Summer places. : RESORTS
11. Large public display. : EXPOSITION
12. Pikes ___. : PEAK
13. Certain figures: Abbr. : PCTS
18. Lizards. : EFTS
21. Steady. : BEAU
24. Ring features. : LEFTS
25. Accustom. : INURE
26. ___ a day. : FOREVERAND
27. Important initials in radio. : VOA
28. Newspaper edition. : EXTRA
30. Shelf. : LEDGE
31. Bus boys' burdens. : TRAYS
34. Bucks. : ANTELOPES
37. Cyclades isle. : IOS
40. Microorganisms. : AEROBES
41. Think, old style. : TROW
43. Small, open trucks. : PICKUPS
45. Command. : BEHEST
46. Booty. : LOOT
48. Groove. : STRIA
50. Agent, for short. : TMAN
51. Whetstone. : HONE
52. External: Prefix. : ECTO
53. Pleasing fragrance. : BALM
54. Oratorio part. : ARIA
55. Kind of book. : TEXT
58. Color. : DYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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