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New York Times, Wednesday, April 30, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, 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. 7,200
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1. Good wood for rafts. : BALSA
6. Yellowish brown. : UMBER
11. Occasional sky sighting. : UFO
14. Rod of a certain shape. : UBOLT
15. Artless. : NAIVE
16. Racehorse: Slang. : NAG
17. Grocery's descendant. : SUPERMARKET
19. Fizzle. : DUD
20. Journals. : DIARIES
21. Good, in Rome. : BENE
22. Decimal rate: Abbr. : PCT
25. Egyptian dancing girls. : ALMAS
26. Revived an old film. : RERAN
27. Babylonian god. : IRRA
29. Weight unit. : TON
30. Baltic native. : LETT
31. Fruit. : PEARS
33. Predatory. : RAPACIOUS
37. Formed on earth's surface. : EPIGENE
39. Firm. : ADAMANT
40. Put through the washer again. : RELAUNDER
42. Ancient Italian city. : PESTO
43. Otherwise. : ELSE
44. Tatter. : RAG
46. Agitate. : STIR
47. Trojan War figure. : PARIS
49. Participant in a child's game. : HIDER
51. Foxy. : SLY
52. Bows. : ARCS
53. Some literary works. : SATIRES
55. Depot: Abbr. : STA
56. Barber, modern style. : HAIRSTYLIST
60. Pronoun. : HIM
61. Get along. : AGREE
62. Down. : EIDER
63. Cleopatra's finis. : ASP
64. Works by a Spanish master. : GOYAS
65. Hard. : STONY
1. Vehicle. : BUS
2. Sumerian deity. : ABU
3. Cut off. : LOP
4. Coaster. : SLED
5. Roman courtyards. : ATRIA
6. Without weaponry. : UNARMORED
7. Lady in "Measure for Measure." : MARIANA
8. Two-wheelers. : BIKES
9. Poetic times of day. : EVES
10. Soak, as flax. : RET
11. Doesn't brown enough. : UNDERTOASTS
12. Flora's friend. : FAUNA
13. City in Utah. : OGDEN
18. Ingredient of beer. : MALT
21. Early. : BETIMES
22. Collector for those who dance. : PIPER
23. Gift-wrap paper. : CREPE
24. Place for some tourists. : TRAILERCAMP
26. Summary, for short. : RECAP
28. Bighorn sheep. : ARGALIS
30. Chap. : LAD
32. Writer of children's books. : SEUSS
34. Pleasant places. : PARADISES
35. Up to. : UNTIL
36. Floor. : STORY
38. Compass mark. : NNE
41. Former Italian colony in Africa. : ERITREA
45. Girl's nickname. : GERT
47. Eastern title. : PASHA
48. "___ long, life is short." : ARTIS
49. Well fuzzed. : HAIRY
50. Spanish kings. : REYES
53. Pudding starch. : SAGO
54. Hong Kong skirt feature. : SLIT
56. Crone. : HAG
57. Form of Esperanto. : IDO
58. Change from a yen. : SEN
59. Do a judge's task. : TRY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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