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New York Times, Wednesday, June 5, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,871
Across Down
1. Delicate. : FRAIL
6. Hominy. : SAMP
10. Prefix with bat or nym. : ACRO
14. Sudden move. : LUNGE
15. "An ill woodwind . . . " : OBOE
16. God of thunder. : THOR
17. Obey. : ACTON
18. Free. : FOOTLOOSE
20. Job seeker's skill. : SHORTHAND
22. Force. : IMPEL
23. Gambling game. : KENO
24. Exist. : ARE
25. Teacher's degree. : PDB
26. Dickens boy. : TIM
28. Made neat. : GROOMED
32. Free ___ bird. : ASA
35. Name in opera. : FIGARO
38. Title akin to donna. : MONA
39. Congress. : LEGISLATIVEBODY
42. Equipment. : GEAR
43. Language of Brittany. : CELTIC
44. Figures: Abbr. : NOS
45. Trip's end. : ARRIVAL
47. Failure: Colloq. : DUD
49. Baronet. : SIR
50. Novel heroine. : SHE
52. Texas city. : WACO
56. Moisten. : BATHE
59. Car part. : HEADLIGHT
61. Name in jazz. : ARMSTRONG
63. Heron. : EGRET
64. To ___ (precisely). : ATEE
65. Weather satellite. : ESSA
66. That place. : THERE
67. Horne of music. : LENA
68. Antelope's playmate. : DEER
69. Range animal. : STEER
1. Bottle. : FLASK
2. Frill. : RUCHE
3. Rubinstein. : ANTON
4. Filipino. : IGOROT
5. Allowed to use. : LENT
6. Until now. : SOFAR
7. Have ___ to pick. : ABONE
8. Feeling. : MOOD
9. Favorite. : PET
10. Modern weapon. : ATOMBOMB
11. Mince. : CHOP
12. Ascended. : ROSE
13. Russian region. : OREL
19. European beach. : LIDO
21. Hannibal's father. : HAMILCAR
25. If. : PROVIDED
27. Conditions. : IFS
28. Hard particles. : GRIT
29. Sky sight. : MOON
30. Within: Prefix. : ENDO
31. Era. : DAYS
32. Seaweed. : ALGA
33. Wise one. : SEER
34. Base for cultures. : AGAR
36. Isle of Man man. : GAEL
37. Body of water: Abbr. : ATL
40. Body of water. : IRISHSEA
41. Old French coin. : ECU
46. Name in the news. : VIET
48. White House name. : DWIGHT
50. Soundness. : SENSE
51. Ishmael's mother. : HAGAR
53. Coincide. : AGREE
54. Dear, in Paris. : CHERE
55. Mink's relative. : OTTER
56. False god. : BAAL
57. Commedia dell'___. : ARTE
58. Certain agents. : TMEN
59. Garden gear. : HOSE
60. Word with up or down. : LETS
62. Titian. : RED

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

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