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New York Times, Saturday, June 15, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,881
Across
1. Something frail. : WISP
5. Visit unexpectedly. : POPIN
10. W. W. I French plane. : SPAD
14. Voice range. : ALTO
15. Over. : ABOVE
16. Actress Negri. : POLA
17. Ooze. : SEEP
18. Like a long, hollow tube. : PIPESHAPED
20. People. : POPULATE
22. Thrums. : STRUMS
23. American poet. : LOWELL
25. Concert item: Abbr. : SEL
26. French daddies. : PAPAS
29. Peruse. : READ
31. Corn meal. : SAMP
34. Shore bird. : AVOCET
36. Suffix in "eye" words. : OPIA
38. Inlet. : RIA
39. Did a decorator's job. : PAPERED
41. Fabrics. : POPLINS
43. Popular dish. : PIE
44. Spill over. : SLOP
46. Joined in a melee. : RIOTED
47. French islands. : ILES
49. Love god. : EROS
51. Scottish firth. : CLYDE
52. ___ tree. : UPA
54. Attraction. : APPEAL
56. Abode of the Norse gods. : ASGARD
59. Muscles of the knee joints: Anat. : POPLITEI
63. "Under ___," Kipling tale. : THEDEODARS
65. Schoolboy's need. : PADS
66. Dial ___. : TONE
67. Take care of. : SEETO
68. Kind of house. : OPEN
69. Lack. : NEED
70. Burst of activity. : SPASM
71. Breathy sound. : PANT
Down
1. Stinging insect. : WASP
2. Medical prefix. : ILEO
3. Pace. : STEP
4. Masses. : POPULACE
5. Custard apple tree. : PAPAW
6. ___ dictum. : OBITER
7. Pontiff of 1878. : POPELEO
8. Noun suffix. : IVE
9. Suffix with true or blue. : NESS
10. Tires. : SPARES
11. Kind of contest. : POPULARITY
12. Turkish banner. : ALEM
13. Stars of this puzzle. : DADS
19. Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
21. Unlucky ones. : LOSERS
24. European. : LAPP
26. Plant appendages. : PAPPI
27. Serve. : AVAIL
28. Pontiff of 1145. : POPEEUGENE
30. Fashion name. : DIOR
32. Worked in a colliery. : MINED
33. ___ Calais. : PASDE
35. Far: Prefix. : TELE
37. Relating to the top. : APICAL
40. Copperfield's wife. : DORA
42. Sucker. : LOLLIPOP
45. Nero's wife. : POPPAEA
48. Worked in the garden. : SPADED
50. Games. : SPORTS
53. Common verb. : ARE
55. ___ Downs. : EPSOM
56. Abbreviation on a memo. : ATTN
57. Brogan. : SHOE
58. Bed or bunk: Brit. slang. : DOSS
60. Mulberry bark. : TAPA
61. Adam's milieu. : EDEN
62. Negative verbal form. : ISNT
64. Agent: Abbr. : DEP

Answer summary: 5 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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