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New York Times, Friday, June 27, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 13-Down had "Field's"; changed it to "Fields's."

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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,258
Across
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Object pettily. : CAVIL
6
___ Bones. : BROM
10
Twist. : SLEW
14
Treatment. : USAGE
15
Midwestern school. : IOWASTATE
17
Limitation. : STINT
18
Handsome horses. : PALOMINOS
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Corruptive. : SINISTER
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As to. : ANENT
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Tree dweller. : TOAD
23
Marionette man. : SARG
25
"The ___ Game." : MATING
28
Zone. : BELT
29
Spanish article. : LOS
32
Mixture. : OLIO
33
Began. : STARTEDOUT
36
Delineates. : LIMNS
38
Inlet. : RIA
39
Rumor about. : NOISE
40
Hospital supply item. : ANESTHETIC
43
College sport. : CREW
44
Shade. : RED
45
Long periods. : EONS
46
Listings in a travel guide. : HOTELS
48
Walk or pace. : GAIT
49
Hawaiian port. : HILO
50
Fishing gear. : CREEL
53
Large baboon. : MANDRILL
57
Perceptive. : EAGLEEYED
60
Girl's name. : MARIA
61
Feature of the Met. : STAIRCASE
62
___ of skill. : ATEST
63
Mind. : TEND
64
Tree of Java. : UPAS
65
Love ___. : NESTS
Down
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Talk, in a way. : CUSS
2
Italian city. : ASTI
3
Ineffectual. : VAIN
4
Car parts. : IGNITIONS
5
Pretends. : LETSON
6
Certain animal. : BIPED
7
Storm sound. : ROAR
8
Night ___. : OWL
9
Chinese V.I.P. : MAO
10
Apiary hazard. : STING
11
Drury, for one. : LANE
12
English town. : ETON
13
Fields's co-star. : WEST
16
Make spruce. : SMARTEN
20
Labels. : TAGS
23
Eastern inn. : SERAI
24
High in pitch. : ALT
25
Dental concern. : MOLAR
26
Adjust. : ALINE
27
Dated. : TIMED
28
Torments. : BAITS
29
European river. : LOIRE
30
European thrush: Var. : OUSEL
31
Menu favorites. : STEWS
34
English river. : TRENT
35
Some collegians' aim. : DOCTORATE
37
Second-story man. : STEALER
41
Hawaiian yam. : HOI
42
Chatter. : CHIN
47
A name for father. : OLDMAN
48
Frozen. : GELID
49
Netherworld. : HADES
50
___ la vie. : CEST
51
Be important: Colloq. : RATE
52
First Governor of Alaska. : EGAN
53
City in Arizona. : MESA
54
Irritates. : IRES
55
Cant. : LIST
56
Old Riga coins. : LATS
58
Small shield. : ECU
59
Pacific islet. : YAP

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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