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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a DOUBLE pangram }, Scrabble score: 344 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jim Horne notes:

This is the first double pangram published in the NYT.

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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,859
Across
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Where Bandung is. : JAVA
5
City on the Aire. : LEEDS
10
Sacred bull. : APIS
14
___ plaisir. : AVEC
15
Confusion. : UPSET
16
Baker. : COOK
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Where Mt. Pelee is. : MARTINIQUE
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Je ne sais ___. : QUOI
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Adjective ending. : ENT
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Act the shrew. : NAG
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Soup topping. : CROUTON
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Partner of nonsense. : STUFF
26
Wagnerian hero. : RIENZI
28
Citizens of Ottumwa. : IOWANS
30
Connoted. : MEANT
34
Their: Fr. : LEUR
37
To the point. : APT
38
Green chalcedony. : JASPER
39
Car part. : AXLE
40
Greek letter. : THETA
42
Atlantic food fish. : CERO
43
Sharp instrument. : LANCET
45
Chafe. : RUB
46
Thruway sign. : EXIT
47
Bradley, et al. : OMARS
48
Falls to. : DIGSIN
50
Self-possession. : APLOMB
52
" . . . ___ told by an idiot." : ATALE
56
Serene. : HALCYON
59
Western alliance. : OAS
61
Floor covering. : RUG
62
Where Basra is. : IRAK
63
With pessimism. : NEGATIVELY
66
Drowse. : DOZE
67
Relish. : GUSTO
68
Live ___. : ITUP
69
Pitcher. : EWER
70
Spell of energy. : SPASM
71
Busybody, for one. : PEST
Down
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Richmond's waterfront. : JAMES
2
___-garde. : AVANT
3
Objets d'art: Var. : VERTU
4
Take steps. : ACT
5
Satellite. : LUNA
6
Engraved inscription. : EPIGRAPH
7
Abbreviation after a surname. : ESQ
8
Cards. : DEUCES
9
Rigorous. : STERN
10
Biddable. : ACQUIESCENT
11
Sulky look. : POUT
12
A grand. : IOOO
13
Integument. : SKIN
18
The facts: Slang. : INFO
23
Fictional princess. : OZMA
25
Pyrotechnic item. : FIRECRACKER
27
Pause. : INTERIM
29
Unit of power. : WATT
31
Top. : APEX
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Italian saint. : NERI
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Gait. : TROT
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French composer. : LALO
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Student's ordeal. : EXAM
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Arm bone. : ULNA
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Pokes. : JABS
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Harbor craft. : TUGBOATS
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Make out. : ESPY
48
Wrapped. : DONEUP
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Former capital of Rumania. : IASI
51
Certain sizes. : LONGS
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Alpine ridge. : ARETE
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Humdingers. : LULUS
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Where Port Said is. : EGYPT
56
Cover up. : HIDE
57
In line. : AROW
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Do nothing. : LAZE
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Particle. : ATOM
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Brownie's org. : GSA
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Big wheel. : VIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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