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New York Times, Monday, May 6, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,841
Across
1. Reflects. : MEDITATES
10. Madrid's Fifth Avenue. : PRADO
15. Free from blame. : EXONERATE
16. T square. : RULER
17. The Robert E. Lee. : RIVERBOAT
18. ___ sides. : ONALL
19. ___ de la Cité. : ILE
20. Outlay. : COST
21. Hard. : STEELY
22. Bed canopy. : TESTER
24. Surfeit. : SATE
26. Moreover. : ALSO
28. Shellfish. : LIMPETS
33. Tries: Colloq. : STABS
36. Occupy. : FILL
38. Gumbo. : OKRA
39. Pod or shell. : HULL
40. Tab. : LABEL
41. Athletic event. : MEET
42. Skilled. : ABLE
43. In a flutter. : AGOG
44. De Mille ballet. : RODEO
45. Spear-shaped. : HASTATE
47. Land of Finn MacCool. : ERIN
49. Small tuft. : WISP
51. Sidestepped. : EVADED
55. Cole Porter musical. : CANCAN
59. Wife of a ruler. : RANI
61. Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
62. ___ propre. : AMOUR
63. Standard-bearers. : BANNERMEN
65. Wandered. : ROVED
66. Very positive. : ASSERTIVE
67. Kind of volcanic rock. : TRASS
68. Expert of a special kind. : TEATASTER
Down
1. Excellence. : MERIT
2. Banishment. : EXILE
3. People of peace. : DOVES
4. Noun suffix. : INE
5. Male hawks. : TERCELS
6. Bowers. : ARBORS
7. Pueblo Indian. : TAOS
8. Les ___ Unis. : ETATS
9. Group. : SET
10. For the time being. : PROTEM
11. Finnish poem. : RUNE
12. Wings: Bot. : ALAE
13. Dingle. : DELL
14. Place near Paris. : ORLY
21. Hushed. : STILL
23. Pad. : TABLET
25. Assert without proof. : ALLEGE
27. "Rock ___." : OFAGES
29. City near Los Angeles. : POMONA
30. Pieced (out). : EKED
31. Peach or pear. : TREE
32. Japanese diplomat. : SATO
33. Title of a monarch. : SHAH
34. Bass saxhorn. : TUBA
35. "___ Well . . . " : ALLS
37. Nigerian tribesman. : IBO
40. ___ America. : LATIN
44. Famous resort area. : RIVIERA
46. Grants. : AWARDS
48. Extract used in junket. : RENNET
50. Kind of green quartz. : PRASE
52. Resign from office. : DEMIT
53. Lofty; high: Fr. : ELEVE
54. Eating place. : DINER
55. Jaunting car, for one. : CART
56. Cupid. : AMOR
57. ___ Scotia. : NOVA
58. Game gear. : CUES
60. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
63. Racket. : BAT
64. Wall Street abbreviation. : RTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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