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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.94, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 44, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,809
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1. Symbolic bird. : HAWK
5. Crocus plant. : IRID
9. Legendary French hero. : ROLAND
11. Conqueror of Rome, 410 A.D. : ALARIC
13. Trampoline artist. : TUMBLER
14. Gridiron term. : TIMEOUT
16. Pub potation. : ALE
17. Maintains. : KEEPSUP
19. ___-Magnon. : CRO
20. Money in Livorno. : LIRE
22. Early Ottoman sultan. : SELIM
23. Chow ___. : MEIN
24. Knots in wood. : KNURS
26. Red or White. : SOX
27. Mudville man. : CASEY
28. Very large bill: Slang. : GNOTE
30. Century units. : DECADES
32. Threshold. : SILL
34. Flavoring herb. : SAGE
35. Game dating from 1700's. : CRICKET
38. Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
41. Take ___ at. : ALOOK
42. ___ et labora (pray and work): Lat. : ORA
44. American journalist-novelist. : RUARK
46. Football play. : DOWN
47. Wading bird. : STILT
49. Occasion. : TIME
50. Curtain material: Abbr. : ASB
51. Having big trouble. : INASPOT
53. Take forty winks. : NAP
54. Salesman's concern. : REORDER
56. Man of magic. : HOUDINI
58. Postponed for future consideration. : TABLED
59. In league. : ALLIED
60. Stadium feature. : TIER
61. Clairvoyant. : SEER
1. Score of a kind. : HOMERUN
2. Linen vestment. : ALB
3. Constitutional. : WALK
4. Bent pieces of wood. : KNEES
5. Ancient Troy. : ILIUM
6. Station passageway. : RAMP
7. Infuriation. : IRE
8. See. : DIOCESE
9. Referee's decision. : RULING
10. Suffers: Scot. : DREES
11. ___ and sevens. : ATSIXES
12. Great scientists. : CURIES
13. Discussion. : TALK
15. Theater award. : TONY
18. Work doggedly. : PLOD
21. Agricultural problem. : EROSION
23. Got by. : MADEOUT
25. Puzzle: Colloq. : STICK
27. Basketball player: Colloq. : CAGER
29. Member of a brotherhood. : ELK
31. Presidential nickname. : CAL
33. Acrobat's costume. : LEOTARD
35. Armoire. : CLOSET
36. Dinghy. : ROWBOAT
37. Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
39. Cascade peak. : RAINIER
40. M. Duval, Camille's admirer. : ARMAND
41. Jewish month. : ADAR
43. Constellation's brightest star. : ALPHA
45. Legionnaire's headgear. : KEPI
47. Cynical look. : SNEER
48. Workman's kit. : TOOLS
51. Unfounded. : IDLE
52. Marsh plant. : TULE
55. Baseball abbreviation. : RBI
57. Coining mold. : DIE

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

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