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New York Times, Wednesday, May 28, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,228
Across Down
1. Serval. : FELINE
7. Tool. : CATSPAW
14. Looks up to. : ADORES
15. Land area. : ACREAGE
16. First-hand. : DIRECT
17. Substitutes. : STANDINS
19. Initials on an airport board. : ETA
20. Pets. : KITTENS
22. Political boss: Abbr. : LDR
23. ___ face red? : ISMY
24. Groups. : COVEYS
26. Stillness. : CALM
29. Backward, in France. : ARRIERE
32. Over. : ATOP
33. Run a ___ ship. : TAUT
34. Copies, for short. : STATS
38. Small shark. : TOPE
39. Stage direction. : ENTER
41. Explorer. : ERIC
42. Nymph. : OREAD
44. Beyond, old style. : THRO
45. Hindu epic hero. : RAMA
46. "___ the green." : CROSSAT
48. Encourage. : ABET
49. Cuts. : GASHES
52. Lake for 42 Across. : TARN
54. Exclamation. : AHA
55. Become attached. : ACCRETE
58. Author of sayings. : MAO
61. English poet. : DELAMARE
63. North Sea port. : OSTEND
65. Charms. : ALLURES
66. Brought up. : REARED
67. Kind of eyes. : DEEPSET
68. Spreads. : STREWS
1. Vanish. : FADE
2. Revise. : EDIT
3. Girl's name. : LORA
4. Pet. : IRE
5. Land strips. : NECKS
6. Appraise. : ESTIMATE
7. Fish for trout. : CAST
8. Entr'___. : ACTE
9. Seance event. : TRANCE
10. Responsive devices. : SENSORS
11. Lodging of a kind. : PAD
12. Well-coordinated. : AGILE
13. Peter's friend. : WENDY
18. Undergraduates: Abbr. : SRS
21. Relatives of taskmasters. : TYRANTS
23. Call in question. : IMPEACH
25. Experienced. : VETERAN
26. Roman statesman. : CATO
27. One who does: Suffix. : ATOR
28. Easy stride. : LOPE
30. Babe and others. : RUTHS
31. Harp on. : ITERATE
35. Urchin. : ARAB
36. On ___. : TIME
37. Word of exit. : SCAT
40. Muscles. : ROTATORS
43. Concoct. : DREAMUP
47. Levant and others. : OSCARS
49. Biblical prophet. : GAD
50. ___ of steam. : AHEAD
51. ___ à manger. : SALLE
53. Place again. : RESET
56. Indian. : CREE
57. Pause. : REST
58. Pool. : MERE
59. Over. : ANEW
60. Gambler's concern. : ODDS
62. Drink. : ALE
64. Pitch. : TAR

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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