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New York Times, Thursday, May 16, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,851
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1. Situations. : CASES
6. Return, in tennis. : SMASH
11. Squeeze. : JAM
14. Fully grown. : ADULT
15. Lily. : CALLA
16. Wave: Sp. : OLA
17. Drapery fabric. : TOILEDEJOUY
19. ___ ton. : BON
20. Thorny. : SPINOSE
21. Heavy mallet. : MAUL
22. Scot's nickname. : MAC
25. Service women. : SPARS
26. Confections. : CANDY
27. Selves. : EGOS
29. Hindu title. : SRI
30. A Roosevelt. : SARA
31. Boors. : LOUTS
33. Contrasting effect. : INTERPLAY
37. "___ be . . . " : ORNOTTO
39. Altar boy. : ACOLYTE
40. Devotees of outdoor life. : NATURISTS
42. ___ nova. : BOSSA
43. Trente ___. : ETUN
44. Approves: Colloq. : OKS
46. Kinship. : TIES
47. To the point at issue: Lat. : ADREM
49. Workshops. : LOFTS
51. Convened. : SAT
52. Sunup. : DAWN
53. Escorts of a sort. : GIGOLOS
55. Opposite of "odi." : AMO
56. Charity work, for instance. : LABOROFLOVE
60. Language: Abbr. : GER
61. Large, red hog. : DUROC
62. Region of old Asia Minor. : IONIA
63. River of England. : ESK
64. Action on the diamond. : SLIDE
65. Real estate man. : AGENT
1. Jaguar. : CAT
2. Stir. : ADO
3. ___ generis. : SUI
4. Building parts. : ELLS
5. Way up. : STEPS
6. Plot outlines. : SCENARIOS
7. Specialize, at college. : MAJORIN
8. Throw for ___. : ALOSS
9. Swing about. : SLUE
10. Fodder. : HAY
11. Personnel man's concern. : JOBANALYSIS
12. Audibly. : ALOUD
13. Gallant. : MANLY
18. Canapé spreads. : DIPS
21. Meddler. : MARPLOT
22. Sweet-flavored pepo. : MELON
23. Gathering place. : AGORA
24. Act in opposition to. : COUNTERWORK
26. St.-John's-bread. : CAROB
28. Firm up. : STOUTEN
30. Short time: Colloq. : SEC
32. Play the uke. : STRUM
34. Military unit. : TASKFORCE
35. Bewildered. : ATSEA
36. Useful fungus. : YEAST
38. Roofing. : TIN
41. ___ to be true. : TOOGOOD
45. Normandy town. : STLO
47. Maxim. : ADAGE
48. Fortune and others. : DAMES
49. Books: Lat. : LIBRI
50. Balkan capital. : SOFIA
53. Frenchman. : GAUL
54. Plod. : SLOG
56. Titled ones: Abbr. : LDS
57. Single. : ONE
58. Sommelier's concern. : VIN
59. Break bread. : EAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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