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New York Times, Saturday, July 27, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,923
Across
1. Main clue in this puzzle. : MAN
4. French painter. : MANET
9. Mother, in Midi. : MAMAN
14. Tokyo, some time ago. : EDO
15. Convex molding. : OVOLO
16. Suppress. : ELIDE
17. Body builders, perhaps. : MUSCLEMEN
19. Family man. : DADDY
20. Mixture. : OLIO
21. Sent back. : REMANDED
23. Belts. : STRAPS
25. Jewish month. : ELUL
26. Cover. : LID
29. Sanitize. : CLEAN
31. Slope backward. : RECEDE
33. Supply. : CACHE
36. Residents: Suffix. : ITES
38. Sign. : OMEN
39. Firm. : ADAMANT
41. Persian rugs. : KERMANS
43. Incarnation of Vishnu. : RAMA
44. "Woe ___!" : ISME
46. Gallic relative. : TANTE
47. Available for. : OPENTO
49. Commercial creators. : ADMEN
51. Piece of mail: Abbr. : LTR
52. Black: Poet. : EBON
54. Avoid. : ESCHEW
58. City legislator. : ALDERMAN
61. Wahine dance. : HULA
62. Acted, in a way. : MIMED
64. Mechanic. : GARAGEMAN
66. Discourse. : ORATE
67. Idolize. : ADORE
68. Had brunch. : ATE
69. Kind of house. : MANOR
70. Stair post. : NEWEL
71. Man's nickname. : NED
Down
1. Informal records. : MEMOS
2. Man. : ADULT
3. Polite refusal. : NOSIR
4. Small particle: Abbr. : MOL
5. Reluctant. : AVERSE
6. Gold rush town, 1899. : NOME
7. Lead, for one. : ELEMENT
8. Musical term. : TONAL
9. Interfere with. : MEDDLE
10. Side petals: Bot. : ALAE
11. Agent. : MIDDLEMAN
12. Annex. : ADD
13. Officer at Waterloo. : NEY
18. Driver. : COACHMAN
22. Tend. : NURSE
24. Request. : PLEA
27. Evidence of a sort, for short. : IDENT
28. Packed. : DENSE
30. Islets. : AITS
32. Shoshone. : COMANCHE
33. Sing. : CAROL
34. Suit (to). : ADAPT
35. Television VIP. : CAMERAMAN
37. Supplemented (with "out"). : EKED
40. Weeping mother. : NIOBE
42. U.S. 1 and others. : RTES
45. Like some satellites. : MANMADE
48. Hay spreader. : TEDDER
50. "All ___ created equal." : MENARE
53. Harmonium. : ORGAN
55. ___ being. : HUMAN
56. Inspire. : ELATE
57. Dwindled. : WANED
59. Mother of Apollo. : LETO
60. In ___ (lined up). : AROW
62. Family member. : MOM
63. Man's name. : IRA
65. Lab term. : GEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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