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New York Times, Thursday, May 23, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Circus performer. : FLEA
5. Withers. : FADES
10. Piece of data. : FACT
14. Son of Jacob. : LEVI
15. Perceptive. : ALERT
16. Saragossa's river. : EBRO
17. Of the U.S.: Abbr. : AMER
18. Emptied. : CLEAREDOUT
20. Tender. : WARMHEARTED
22. Victory sign. : VEE
23. Librarian's abbreviation. : AUTH
24. Ancient. : AGEOLD
26. Lawn parties. : FETES
28. Rouse. : WAKEN
30. Continues. : LASTS
31. Flimsy. : PAPERTHIN
35. Ananias. : LIAR
36. Minded. : CARED
37. Well-known street. : EASY
38. Wall Street term. : BLUECHIPS
40. Famous name in folktales. : GRIMM
41. Farm buildings. : SHEDS
42. Smuts and others. : BOERS
43. Maryland city. : TOWSON
46. Pen. : FOLD
47. Tennis term. : ACE
48. Sham battle. : PILLOWFIGHT
54. Dress style. : HALFSLEEVE
56. Rouge et ___. : NOIR
57. Stew pot. : OLLA
58. Light beam, new style. : LASER
59. Girl's nickname. : TONI
60. Bridge player. : EAST
61. Theme. : ESSAY
62. In position. : ONTO
Down
1. Crack. : FLAW
2. Sports figure. : LEMA
3. Even once. : EVER
4. Tenting gear. : AIRMATTRESS
5. Aspects. : FACETS
6. Moslem deity. : ALLAH
7. Ruminant. : DEER
8. Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
9. Rushed swiftly. : STREAKED
10. Sustained. : FED
11. From the beginning: Lat. : ABOVO
12. Pitiless. : CRUEL
13. Carried. : TOTED
19. Garden tool. : EDGER
21. Tints. : HUES
25. Dealt with. : ENTEREDINTO
26. Fall short. : FAIL
27. Brother of Jacob. : ESAU
28. Weaving threads. : WARPS
29. Mimes. : APES
30. Law degree. : LLB
31. Receipt notation. : PAID
32. Today's "the long and short of it." : HAIR
33. Beliefs. : ISMS
34. Falstaff's corporal. : NYM
36. Rug material. : CHENILLE
39. Menu entry. : CHOPS
40. See 2 Down. : GOLF
42. Part of N.Y.C. : BOWERY
43. Western resort. : TAHOE
44. Florida city. : OCALA
45. Ink holders. : WELLS
46. Small pit or hollow. : FOVEA
49. Clovered areas. : LEAS
50. Minus. : LESS
51. Resume. : GOON
52. Suggest. : HINT
53. The Supremes, for one. : TRIO
55. Profitable. : FAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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