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New York Times, Saturday, July 20, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,916
Across
1. Temper. : MOOD
5. Delivered items. : MAIL
9. Sounds of mirth. : HAHAS
14. 5th-cen. date. : CDLI
15. "The Moon ___." : ANDI
16. Kansas river. : OSAGE
17. Bad place to change horses. : MIDSTREAM
19. Extreme. : ULTRA
20. "The rain ___." : INSPAIN
21. Single. : BASEHIT
23. Utah range. : UINTA
25. Insect. : BEE
26. Elbow. : JOSTLE
29. Wrestles (with). : GRAPPLES
34. Yearn. : ACHE
35. Concord. : PEACE
36. ___ jiffy. : INA
37. Topic for joggers. : PHYSICALFITNESS
41. Before. : ERE
42. Proofreader's mark. : CARET
43. Task. : ONUS
44. Sea phenomena. : SERPENTS
46. Lincoln's portrayer. : MASSEY
48. Simulate. : ACT
49. Gleamed. : SHONE
51. Bird. : SPARROW
55. Exile. : OUTCAST
59. Kayak. : CANOE
60. Does a canine trick. : ROLLSOVER
62. War cry of ancient Greeks. : ALALA
63. Mimed. : APED
64. Spot card. : NINE
65. Tribal symbol. : TOTEM
66. Yields. : PAYS
67. Swirl. : EDDY
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1. 20th-cen. start. : MCMI
2. Valhalla name. : ODIN
3. Pioneer in early cars. : OLDS
4. Pro and con discussions. : DISPUTES
5. Kind of painting. : MARINE
6. Concerning. : ANENT
7. State: Abbr. : IDA
8. Branch. : LIMB
9. Dog. : HOUSEPET
10. Inactive. : ASLEEP
11. "Greater love ___ no man . . . " : HATH
12. Fields: Lat. : AGRI
13. Stock Exchange membership. : SEAT
18. Shadow: Colloq. : TAIL
22. Counting devices. : ABACI
24. Eternal. : AGELESS
26. Plays tricks on. : JAPES
27. Yellow pigment. : OCHRE
28. Less saucy. : SHYER
30. Catamaran. : RAFT
31. Legal claims. : LIENS
32. Follow. : ENSUE
33. Impudent: Colloq. : SASSY
35. Section. : PART
38. Confection. : ICECREAM
39. Bel ___. : CANTO
40. Rocket part. : NOSECONE
45. Limited freedom. : PAROLE
46. Pottery forms. : MOULDS
47. Leaf cutters. : ANTS
50. Like Swiss cheese. : HOLEY
51. Get going! : SCAT
52. ___ Alto. : PALO
53. Science course: Abbr. : ANAT
54. Garment. : WRAP
56. Eager. : AVID
57. Deliver. : SEND
58. See 64 Across. : TREY
61. W.W. II agency. : OPA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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