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New York Times, Tuesday, May 21, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,856
Across
1. Musician of sorts. : PIPER
6. Name in French literature. : DUMAS
11. Expert. : FACILE
12. Impersonates. : ENACTS
14. Countrified. : BUCOLIC
15. Marked with streaks. : LINEATE
17. One at ___. : ATIME
18. River celebrated in song. : AFTON
20. Commercial abbreviation. : PRS
21. Berlin's forte. : TUNE
22. Unsullied. : CLEAN
23. Spot of a sort. : BLOT
24. Unit of work. : ERG
25. Gardener's concern. : BULBS
26. Authorizing letter. : BREVE
27. Renegade. : DESERTER
29. Name in stage lore. : LAUDER
30. Quality of some fruits. : SEEDINESS
32. Vintner's checker. : TASTER
35. Down. : FEATHERS
39. Vexed: Dial. : RILED
40. Smooth. : SUAVE
41. Old hand. : VET
42. Olympian. : ARES
43. Tidal wave. : EAGRE
44. Aureole. : HALO
45. Pasty. : PIE
46. Foreign. : ALIEN
47. Slip of the tongue or pen. : BONER
48. Not many. : SEVERAL
50. Table centerpiece. : EPERGNE
52. Deduction. : REBATE
53. Poetic work. : SONNET
54. Meted (out). : DOLED
55. Harden. : STEEL
Down
1. Ways of measuring distances. : PACINGS
2. "When shall ___ to thee?" : ICOME
3. Large amount: Colloq. : PILE
4. Whitney. : ELI
5. Brought to mind. : RECALLED
6. Alluvial deposits. : DELTAS
7. Coalition. : UNION
8. Name in German literature. : MANN
9. Top performer. : ACE
10. Fastened, in a way. : STAPLED
11. Tense. : FUTURE
13. Endeavored. : STROVE
14. With ___ breath. : BATED
16. Chemical compound. : ESTER
19. Remedy for a fever. : FEBRIFUGE
22. More attractive. : CUTER
23. Foxtail. : BRUSH
25. Species. : BREED
26. Do a sewing job. : BASTE
28. Man's name. : ESTES
29. Time off. : LEAVE
31. Proximity. : NEARNESS
32. Part of the percussion section. : TRAPS
33. More flippant. : AIRIER
34. Having a protective shaft. : SLEEVED
36. One of the four Gospels. : EVANGEL
37. Soften. : RELENT
38. Grocery. : STORE
40. Cruised. : SAILED
43. Delight. : ELATE
44. Big name in music. : HORNE
46. Asian sea. : ARAL
47. Good: It. : BENE
49. Central American tree. : EBO
51. Caldron. : POT

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