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New York Times, Saturday, May 18, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,853
Across
1. Skiing trail. : SLOPE
6. Soothing sounds. : SSHS
10. Went away. : LEFT
14. Monster slain by Hercules. : HYDRA
15. Poetic pronoun. : THOU
16. Sailing. : ASEA
17. Recipe entry. : ITEASPOONNUTMEG
20. Catch sight of. : PERCEIVE
21. Fifth and others. : WHEELS
22. The sound of music. : TUNE
23. Trickery. : WILE
24. Piece of writing. : SCRIPT
27. Cousin of Don Juan. : CASANOVA
31. In vogue. : CHIC
32. Uttered. : SPOKEN
34. Lever. : BAR
35. Cyclist. : RIDER
37. Blende. : ORE
38. Cleanse. : SCOUR
40. Suffix with do or go. : ING
41. Not erect. : ASLANT
44. Girl's name. : LENA
45. Idealized. : POETICAL
47. Perches. : ROOSTS
49. Branch of the Danube. : ISAR
50. Business: Abbr. : CORP
51. Valve in a furnace flue. : DAMPER
54. Like knights of old. : MAILCLAD
58. Recipe entry. : ICUPDICEDCELERY
60. Ornamental container. : VASE
61. Legal tender. : NOTE
62. ___-law. : SONIN
63. Retired. : ABED
64. Porgy's transportation. : GOAT
65. English porcelain. : SPODE
Down
1. A Queen. : SHIP
2. He wrote "Abide With Me." : LYTE
3. Frankfurt's river. : ODER
4. Drill. : PRACTICE
5. Slacken. : EASEUP
6. One of Ben Franklin's inventions. : STOVE
7. Sling-back item. : SHOE
8. My sweet. : HON
9. From left to right. : SUNWISE
10. Type of sail. : LATEEN
11. Girl's name. : ESME
12. Understand. : FEEL
13. Markers. : TAGS
18. Certain bottles. : PINTS
19. Lancers. : UHLANS
23. Become active. : WAKEN
24. "Shinplaster." : SCRIP
25. Cotton twill. : CHINO
26. Hogback. : RIDGE
27. Marine life. : CORAL
28. Wood winds. : OBOES
29. Brag of. : VAUNT
30. Rich hanging. : ARRAS
33. Of the far north. : POLAR
36. Embossed. : RAISED
39. Sound of hoofbeats. : CLOPCLOP
42. Shivery. : SCARING
43. Pertaining to Ilium. : TROIC
46. Rewarded, in a way. : TIPPED
48. More ___. : ORLESS
50. West Pointer. : CADET
51. Prominent performer. : DIVA
52. Hail ___. : ACAB
53. Thalia. : MUSE
54. Beyond: Prefix. : META
55. Curtain fabric. : LENO
56. Jejune. : ARID
57. Unit of force. : DYNE
59. Fantail's cry. : COO

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

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