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New York Times, Friday, May 16, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,216

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Military planning. : STRATEGY
9. Carroll or Josephine. : BAKER
14. Current film. : THEFIXER
15. Oscar-winning film. : OLIVER
17. Snakes. : RATTLERS
18. Shawl, south of the border. : TAPALO
19. Cuckoo. : ANI
20. Good advice. : TRY
21. Ship: Abbr. : STR
22. Military branch: Abbr. : CAV
23. Common vetch. : TARE
25. Drum. : TOMTOM
27. Shoshonean. : UTE
28. Representative. : AGENT
30. Standard. : NORM
31. ___ Gynt. : PEER
32. Reefs. : LEDGES
34. Western characters. : RUSTLERS
36. Fraud. : IMPOSTURE
38. Relative of a clarinet. : HORNPIPE
41. Soaked-bread dish. : PANADA
45. Mariner's word. : ALEE
46. Blue or White. : NILE
48. Less adulterated. : PURER
49. Highways: Abbr. : RDS
50. Head count. : CENSUS
52. Noun suffix. : MENT
53. Mother of 31 Across. : ASE
54. Partner of 'earty. : ALE
55. The pike: Scot. : GED
57. Sesame. : TIL
58. Step. : STRIDE
60. Make a sheriff's aide. : DEPUTIZE
62. Fine porcelain. : SEVRES
63. Hospital personnel. : INTERNES
64. Sleeps. : RESTS
65. Eared seals. : SEALIONS
Down
1. Of layers of rock. : STRATAL
2. Jurisdiction of Scottish baron. : THANAGE
3. In seclusion. : RETIRED
4. Fore's partner. : AFT
5. Pinball expression. : TILT
6. Put into action. : EXERT
7. Monster with three bodies. : GERYON
8. 1969 et al.: Abbr. : YRS
9. Toast. : BOTTOMSUP
10. Fire ___. : ALARM
11. Coin of Laos. : KIP
12. Person taken from a place. : EVACUEE
13. Teller. : RELATER
16. Wanderers. : ROVERS
21. Framework brace. : STRUT
24. Fire ___. : ENGINE
26. Small amounts. : MORSELS
29. Weather abbreviation. : TEMP
31. Opposite of vacuum. : PLENUM
33. Cowardly. : SPINELESS
35. Catch. : TRAP
37. Think: Colloq. : OPINE
38. Torment. : HARASS
39. Anyone over 30, to the new breed. : OLDSTER
40. Reticence. : RESERVE
42. Italian satirist, 1492–1556. : ARETINO
43. Inhabitant. : DENIZEN
44. Lacking skill. : ARTLESS
47. City in Oregon. : EUGENE
50. West Pointer. : CADET
51. Coral partitions. : SEPTA
56. "___ in the Sun." : DUEL
59. Tax form abbreviation. : IRS
60. Apart: Prefix. : DIS
61. Numerical prefix. : TRI

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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