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New York Times, Tuesday, July 29, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,290
Across Down
1. European basin. : SAAR
5. Cucumber. : PEPO
9. Biblical kingdom. : MOAB
13. Plankton. : ALGA
14. Shortening. : LARD
15. Part of Africa. : CONGO
16. Stumped. : NONPLUSED
18. Straight: Prefix. : ORTHO
19. Before. : ERE
20. Bronze and golden. : AGES
21. Evangelist. : GRAHAM
22. Sweep of a scythe. : SWATH
24. Not dense. : SPARSE
26. Bloke. : CHAP
28. Rolls up. : AMASSES
31. Balanced. : SYMMETRICAL
35. Apply. : PUT
36. Savvy remark. : ISEE
37. Black bird. : ANI
38. Rail bird. : SORA
39. Yankees' Stottlemyre. : MEL
40. Blooey. : OUTOFKILTER
44. Lavish. : PROFUSE
46. Old name for Tokyo. : YEDO
47. Foolish. : DOTISH
49. Produce. : YIELD
52. State in India. : BARODA
54. Italian river. : ARNO
56. Man's name. : IRA
58. Cremona name. : AMATI
59. Member of the wedding. : GROOMSMAN
61. Covered with hoarfrost. : RIMED
62. Mine tunnel. : ADIT
63. Latin abbreviation. : IBID
64. Carry burdens. : BEAR
65. Famous Ernie. : PYLE
66. "Riding on a ___." : PONY
1. Sensible. : SANE
2. Then: Fr. : ALORS
3. Capital name. : AGNEW
4. Whack. : RAP
5. Stovepipe. : PLUGHAT
6. Quiet. : EASE
7. One of the media. : PRESS
8. Bizarre. : ODD
9. Bog. : MORASS
10. Immediately. : ONTHESPOT
11. Eastern title. : AGHA
12. Lush period. : BOOM
15. Part of a ranch. : CORRAL
17. Machine tool. : LATHE
21. Portuguese navigator. : GAMA
23. Pinnacle. : ACME
25. Still. : PACIFY
27. Babbles. : PRATES
29. River to the Seine. : EURE
30. Luminary. : STAR
31. Short for a boob. : SIMP
32. Belgian river. : YSER
33. TV rerun. : MELODRAMA
34. Wife of Athamas. : INO
38. Wild plum. : SLOE
40. Excelled. : OUTDID
41. Government agency: Abbr. : USIA
42. Ruling principle. : KEYNOTE
43. Tongue. : IDIOM
45. Six-___. : FOOTER
48. Thomas or Oliver. : HARDY
50. Place for worthless things. : LIMBO
51. Channel. : DRAIN
52. Carping remark. : BARB
53. Chère ___. : AMIE
55. Vex. : ROIL
57. Griffith. : ANDY
59. Passage. : GAP
60. Taste. : SIP

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

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