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New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1968

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 30, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,847
Across
1. Kind of book. : COMIC
6. Vatican art work. : PIETA
11. "Now ___ time . . . " : ISTHE
16. Rich man. : NABOB
21. "There ___ books like a dame . . . " : ARENO
22. ___ circle. : INNER
23. Taj ___. : MAHAL
24. ___ trump. : ONENO
25. Confection. : PEACHSUNDAE
27. "Chicken ___." : EVERYSUNDAY
29. Blow cold ___. : ANDHOT
30. Pardon me! : OOPS
31. Dist. : TERR
32. Somme city. : AMIENS
33. Fabric. : REP
35. Provisions. : FOOD
37. Last name of 154 Across. : DUARTE
39. Churches. : MINSTERS
44. Richard III epithet. : TOAD
46. American journalist. : BROUN
47. Kind of day: Abbr. : SAB
50. Well, well! : ISEE
51. ___-au-feu. : POT
52. Veto word. : NYET
54. Kitchen item. : SPATULA
56. River into the Danube. : SAVA
57. ___ Unis. : ETATS
60. Tree fruit. : ACORNS
63. Space term. : LUNAR
64. Ropes: Naut. : TYES
65. Andrea ___. : DORIA
66. Word with good or ill. : NATURED
68. Game scores. : TDS
69. Caviar. : ROE
71. Quinn role. : ZORBA
73. Comb. : TEASE
74. Bark cloth. : TAPA
76. Practically forever. : AMONTHOFSUNDAYS
81. Stir the feelings of. : PLAYON
83. Silo. : BIN
84. N. M. Indian. : SIA
85. Grain. : OAT
86. Pou ___ (place to stand): Gr. : STO
87. Genus of bluegrass. : POA
88. Pardon, old style. : ASSOIL
90. Harold Rome hit. : SUNDAYINTHEPARK
96. Musical term. : SLUR
97. Zodiac division. : DECAN
100. Not allowed. : TABOO
101. 6th-cen. date. : DLI
102. Cape ___. : ANN
103. Reaches for (with "to"). : ASPIRES
106. Family member. : MOMMA
108. B'way group. : ANTA
111. Nasser. : ABDEL
113. Ready ___ (exhausted). : TODROP
114. Ghost's order to Hamlet. : SWEAR
115. Sensation. : STIR
116. Resort region. : SEASIDE
118. Duck genus. : ANAS
120. Part of 126 Across. : ACT
121. Patient and mild. : MEEK
122. Do work with. : PLY
123. Third: Fr. : TIERS
126. Popular entertainment. : SHOW
128. In ___ (probable). : THECARDS
130. Antagonism. : ENMITY
132. Agenda entry. : ITEM
134. Li'l. : SMA
135. Start out (on). : EMBARK
139. Strained. : TAUT
141. Tree genus. : OLEA
143. Low and ___. : INSIDE
148. Mighty blow. : SUNDAYPUNCH
150. Evangelist of fame. : BILLYSUNDAY
152. Peculiarity. : TRAIT
153. Historic Boston cobbler. : SACCO
154. Dictator's spouse. : EVITA
155. Mark over the letter "n." : TILDE
156. Where Gonaïves is. : HAITI
157. One kind of day. : CLEAR
158. Scenery. : DECOR
159. Fencing gear. : EPEES
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1. Bullfighter's need. : CAPA
2. Jerahmeel's relative. : OREN
3. Name in anthropology. : MEAD
4. "Every ___ a king." : INCH
5. Band. : COHORT
6. More, in Milano. : PIU
7. ___ time. : INNO
8. ___ the line. : ENDOF
9. Household need. : TEAPOT
10. "A fool and his money ___ parted." : ARESOON
11. "___ a man . . . " : IMET
12. Pinched pennies. : SAVED
13. "Ay, there's ___." : THERUB
14. Ethiopian city. : HARRAR
15. British isle. : ELY
16. Of phenomena unknowable to senses. : NOUMENAL
17. Years: Lat. : ANNI
18. Adam of fiction. : BEDE
19. ___ even keel. : ONAN
20. Family members. : BOYS
26. Infused. : STEEPED
28. Watched the late show. : SATUP
34. Little animals. : PROTOZOA
36. Monocular leader. : DAYAN
38. Harold and others. : ROSSES
39. Morning phenomenon. : MIST
40. Words of surprise. : ISAY
41. Hadjidakis opus. : NEVERONSUNDAY
42. Fall. : SEASON
43. ___ stage, screen and TV. : STAROF
45. Ten: Prefix. : DECA
47. Sometime artist. : SUNDAYPAINTER
48. "___ Yorick." : ALASPOOR
49. Tribunal. : BAR
53. Dazed, old style. : TOTTY
55. ___ un tratto (all at once): It. : TUTTA
58. Shooting matches: Fr. : TIRS
59. Elephant Boy of old films. : SABU
61. Yellow-flowered plants. : RUES
62. 1933 initials. : NRA
67. Gravity. : DEPTH
70. And yet: Lat. : ETSI
72. Famed author, for short. : ANON
75. Biblical giant. : ANAK
76. Thumbs down!, French style. : ABAS
77. Violate the Food and Drug Act. : MISLABEL
78. Girl's name. : HILDA
79. See 106 Across. : DAD
80. Rat-___. : ATAT
82. Adored: Scot. : LOED
86. Puts up with. : STOMACHS
89. Village in Norway. : ORNES
90. Port of the East. : SAID
91. Historic relief agency. : UNRRA
92. Edible roots. : YAMS
93. Polite phrase, in Orient. : IBOW
94. Former Friday prohibition. : NOMEAT
95. Green chalcedony. : PLASMA
98. Respect. : ESTEEM
99. Navy man. : CPO
104. Years on end. : EONS
105. Zouave's cousin. : SPAHI
107. Diana. : ARTEMIS
109. Bound. : TIED
110. Boats. : ARKS
111. Ophidian. : ASP
112. Intelligentsia. : LITERATI
117. Unimportant: Colloq. : DINKY
119. "And ___." : SOTOBED
124. Formality. : RITUAL
125. Posture. : STANCE
127. "The World ___ In." : WELIVE
129. Early king of England. : CANUTE
131. Emblem of New Mexico. : YUCCA
133. Designed to be sung. : MELIC
135. Baltic native. : ESTH
136. Village, in Japan. : MURA
137. ___ B'rith. : BNAI
138. Passage. : ADIT
140. Missile. : THOR
142. Voice part. : ALTO
144. Saucy girl. : SNIP
145. Inactive. : IDLE
146. Miami's county. : DADE
147. Facial feature. : EYES
149. Service outfit: Abbr. : PSC
151. "Babi ___," Yevtushenko poem. : YAR

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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