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New York Times, Tuesday, June 25, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,891
Across
1. Minute orifices, as in leaves. : STOMATA
8. Caledonian. : SCOT
12. Controversial discussion. : POLEMIC
13. Warning bells. : ALARMS
16. Detach. : SEPARATE
17. Hire. : TAKEON
18. Wise: Slang. : HEP
19. Girl's nickname. : LIL
20. School feature. : GYM
21. Auxiliary verb. : ARE
22. Western campus. : UCLA
24. Lowest point. : NADIR
26. Border. : EDGE
27. "Some of ___ days . . . " : THESE
29. Outfit. : RIG
30. Of the soft palate. : VELAR
31. Satisfy. : SLAKE
33. Catfish Row dweller. : SERENA
34. Man's nickname. : MAC
37. Kitchen need. : DISHPAN
39. Was in session. : SAT
40. In high spirits. : ELATED
42. Watchful one. : ARGUS
44. By and by. : LATER
45. Numerical prefix. : TRI
46. Marabou. : STORK
50. Presage. : OMEN
51. Lent a hand. : AIDED
53. Mirth. : GLEE
54. June bug. : DOR
55. Ophidian. : ASP
56. Swim. : DIP
58. Chilling. : ICY
59. High standards. : IDEALS
61. Mussels. : BIVALVES
63. Bright color. : CERISE
64. Boys' caps. : BEANIES
65. Keyway. : SLOT
66. "___ Last Stand." : CUSTERS
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1. Address. : SPEECH
2. Fall. : TOPPLE
3. Wave: Sp. : OLA
4. Blackbird. : MERL
5. With full force: Poet. : AMAIN
6. Pipits. : TITLARKS
7. Top-notcher. : ACE
8. Silenus, for one. : SATYR
9. Quahog. : CLAM
10. Hard wood. : OAK
11. Pedals. : TREADLES
14. Fata ___, a mirage. : MORGANA
15. Be scornful of. : SNEERAT
16. Closed. : SHUT
20. Ship's boat. : GIG
23. Beast of burden. : ASS
25. Extreme conservative. : DIEHARD
26. Noun suffix. : EER
28. Church official. : ELDER
30. Planet. : VENUS
32. Govt. agency. : AID
33. Droop. : SAG
34. Tuneful. : MELODIC
35. Menu entry. : ALAMODE
36. Sandwich men, in a way. : CATERERS
38. Kneeling bench. : PRIEDIEU
41. Prime time. : TEN
43. Silver: Abbr. : STG
45. Bit of advice. : TIP
47. Character in "As You Like It." : OLIVER
48. Niche. : RECESS
49. Islands. : KEYS
51. Valuable thing. : ASSET
52. Opera stars. : DIVAS
55. In addition. : ALSO
57. Gasp. : PANT
60. Trouble. : AIL
61. Telly initials. : BBC
62. Golf term. : LIE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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