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New York Times, Friday, May 17, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 332 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,852
Across
1. Experts. : ACES
5. Whiz. : SPEED
10. Sensible. : SANE
14. Stone: Suffix. : LITH
15. Grit. : NERVE
16. Opener. : KNOB
17. Opposed. : ANTI
18. Be in store. : AWAIT
19. Preposition. : INTO
20. Kind of baseball play. : SQUEEZE
22. Citizen of Luang Prabang. : LAOTIAN
24. Loafs. : LAZES
26. Labor group. : ILO
27. Meretricious. : TAWDRY
30. Scene of many a movie. : WILDWEST
35. U.S. novelist. : HURST
36. Relinquish. : CEDE
37. Arabian capital. : SANA
38. Poetic work. : ODE
39. Forerunners. : HERALDS
42. Org. : SOC
43. Speculate. : RISK
45. Charge. : DUTY
46. January, in Madrid. : ENERO
48. Attest officially. : NOTARIZE
50. Tournaments. : JOUSTS
51. Region of Morocco. : RIF
52. A cold, old style. : RHEUM
54. Engages. : EMPLOYS
58. Staring. : OWLEYED
62. Beginner: Var. : TIRO
63. What "veni" means. : ICAME
65. Demolish. : RAZE
66. ___ now (currently). : ASOF
67. Kind of orange. : NAVEL
68. Inter ___. : ALIA
69. Page. : LEAF
70. Ground cover. : GRASS
71. Author Edel. : LEON
Down
1. Dear me! : ALAS
2. French numerical. : CINQ
3. Famous last words. : ETTU
4. Protects. : SHIELDS
5. Flashily attractive: Slang. : SNAZZY
6. Tiny one. : PEWEE
7. Historical period. : ERA
8. Malefic. : EVIL
9. Elaborate. : DETAILED
10. Squaw Valley sights. : SKITOWS
11. Years: Lat. : ANNI
12. ___ bene. : NOTA
13. Dark. : EBON
21. Planet. : EARTH
23. Seasoned. : OLD
25. Outer wear. : SWEATER
27. Prickle. : THORN
28. TV term. : AUDIO
29. Gain with difficulty. : WREST
31. Vainly. : IDLY
32. Simplifies. : EASES
33. Sound of contempt. : SNORT
34. Mexican sandwiches. : TACOS
36. Santa ___. : CRUZ
40. Enlightening. : EDIFYING
41. Formerly Keijo. : SEOUL
44. Name in Hollywood lore. : KARLOFF
47. One or two. : NUMERAL
49. ___ Branco. : RIO
50. Watch parts. : JEWELS
53. Rooftrees. : HOMES
54. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
55. ___ en scène. : MISE
56. Indonesian craft. : PROA
57. Protruding rock. : SCAR
59. Eastern campus. : YALE
60. Name in Broadway lore. : EZIO
61. Cooperstown name. : DEAN
64. A Gardner. : AVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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