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New York Times, Friday, June 13, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,244
Across
1. Duffer's strokes. : BAFFS
6. Pequod. : SHIP
10. Opposite of vive. : ABAS
14. Nautical term. : ATRIP
15. Philippine cloth. : PINA
16. Con ___ (briskly). : BRIO
17. See 3 Down. : THIRTEENTH
19. Flavoring plant. : HERB
20. Common contraction. : HED
21. Irish dramatist. : SYNGE
22. Ancient country. : MOAB
23. Indians of Tierra del Fuego. : ONAS
25. No place for apple eating. : EDEN
26. ___ the Covenant. : ARKOF
28. Address. : SAYTO
30. Try. : ESSAY
32. Emotion. : IRE
33. Rare person. : ONER
35. Sixth sense: Abbr. : ESP
36. Direction. : NNE
37. Goes flat. : STALES
40. Decked. : TOGGED
42. See 3 Down. : THE
43. Postal item: Abbr. : STP
45. Metalware. : TOLE
46. Timetable abbr. : ARR
47. Severe. : HARSH
49. Spirit of a people. : ETHOS
53. Important alliance. : SEATO
55. Account of a sort. : EPIC
57. Item to be held securely, in superstition. : SOAP
58. Homme d'___. : ETAT
59. Archeologists' tools. : PICKS
61. Indian. : OTO
62. Wind. : COIL
63. Tempts fate, ladderwise. : WALKSUNDER
65. Henry's fourth. : ANNE
66. First name for an author. : ERLE
67. Children's poet. : MOORE
68. Makes an out in baseball. : TAGS
69. Defeat. : BEST
70. Geologist's term. : STOSS
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1. Mawkishness. : BATHOS
2. Greek goddess. : ATHENA
3. With 42 and 17 Across, a time for caution. : FRIDAY
4. Wood. : FIR
5. N. Y. and San Fran. : SPTS
6. Fast man with a dollar. : SPENDER
7. Depends, with "on." : HINGES
8. Violent. : INTENSE
9. Exclamation. : PAH
10. Execrate. : ABHOR
11. ___ a mirror (tempting fate). : BREAKING
12. Winging. : AIRBORNE
13. News story of a kind. : SOB
18. Evil ___. : EYE
22. Spring festival gear. : MAYPOLE
24. Special kind of airport: Abbr. : STOL
27. "___ a cold, . . . " : FEED
29. Not requiring repetition. : ONESHOT
31. Apropos. : ASTO
34. This: Sp. : ESTA
37. Railroad stops: Abbr. : STAS
38. ___ match. : THREEONA
39. Making effervescent. : AERATING
41. ___ on (manages). : GETS
44. Train. : PREPARE
45. Undergrowth. : THICKET
48. ___ salt (tempts fate). : SPILLS
50. 17 Across, for one. : HOODOO
51. TV Westerns. : OATERS
52. Germ cells. : SPORES
54. Witches' ___. : TALES
56. Containers: Abbr. : CKS
60. Pupil's problems. : SUMS
62. Black ___. : CAT
63. Entanglement. : WEB
64. Do ___ open umbrellas indoors. : NOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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