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New York Times, Tuesday, June 18, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,884
Across
1. Feeler. : PALP
5. Basalt. : ROCK
9. Race track. : ASCOT
14. Opole's river. : ODER
15. Very soon after. : UPON
16. Fright. : SCARE
17. Flying object. : KITE
18. Curved. : BENT
19. Attend. : NURSE
20. Flightless bird. : EMU
21. Lean and strong. : WIRY
22. Hurry up! : COMEON
23. Facsimile. : REPLICA
25. Dared, old style. : DURST
26. Conceit. : EGO
27. Polish assembly: Var. : SEIM
28. Quick to learn. : APT
31. Swedish name. : SVEN
34. "___ Suite." : NUTCRACKER
37. Hawk's nest. : AERIE
39. Bering, for one. : SEA
40. Nautical term. : LIETO
41. Deadlock. : STANDSTILL
44. Jane or Zane. : GREY
45. Scuttle. : HOD
46. Manner. : MIEN
47. Pulpy fruit. : UVA
49. "___ you so!" : ITOLD
51. Make stylish (with "up"). : SMARTEN
55. Unused. : VACANT
57. Engrossed. : RAPT
58. A certain league. : IVY
59. Work ___. : OFART
60. Sharp prongs. : NIBS
61. Seed part. : ARIL
62. Game of chance. : LOTTO
63. Unbleached. : ECRU
64. ___ speak. : SOTO
65. Made of wood. : TREEN
66. Laser, for one. : BEAM
67. Straight ___ arrow. : ASAN
Down
1. Card game. : POKER
2. Turn on ___. : ADIME
3. Cease. : LETUP
4. Before: Prefix. : PRE
5. Scene of 49 B.C. crossing. : RUBICON
6. Performing art. : OPERA
7. Rabbit. : CONY
8. Chess piece: Abbr. : KNT
9. "I'm ___ as blueberry pie . . . " : ASNORMAL
10. Filmy layers on some ponds. : SCUMS
11. Custodian. : CARETAKER
12. Bear: It. : ORSO
13. Suffix with six or seven. : TEEN
21. Headwear. : WIG
22. French leather. : CUIR
24. Red Square name. : LENIN
25. Transferred picture. : DECAL
27. Mug. : STEIN
29. Man's nickname. : PETE
30. Priam's domain. : TROY
31. Cummerbund. : SASH
32. Forbidding word. : VETO
33. Wipe out. : ERADICATE
35. You: Sp. : USTED
36. Humidor item. : CIGAR
38. Canadian city. : EDMONTON
42. Dregs. : SILT
43. Form of payment. : LUMPSUM
48. Cistern. : VAT
50. French pastry. : TARTE
51. Native-born Israeli. : SABRA
52. Weather satellite. : TIROS
53. Little Eva. : EVITA
54. Synthetic. : NYLON
55. Electrical unit. : VOLT
56. ___ effort. : AFOR
57. Wedding accessory. : RICE
60. State: Abbr. : NEB
61. ___ rule. : ASA

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

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