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New York Times, Tuesday, July 30, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,926
Across
1. Turkish chief. : AGHA
5. Source. : FONT
9. Pine Tree State. : MAINE
14. Mercer-Mancini song. : MOONRIVER
16. Comic strip. : ABNER
17. Dogged. : OBSTINATE
18. Team player. : ASTRO
19. Convene. : SIT
20. Conclude. : GATHER
22. Buckeye State. : OHIO
23. Breakwater. : MOLE
24. Concerning. : INRE
26. Straighten. : UNCURL
29. Words: Sp. : PALABRAS
33. Shreds of wool. : NOIL
34. Annual. : YEARLY
36. Cinnabar. : ORE
37. Disperse. : STREW
39. Exist. : ARE
40. Diving gear. : SCUBA
42. Lat. catchall. : ETC
43. Stop. : ARREST
46. Unusual: Prefix. : ANOM
47. Informer. : TELLTALE
49. Lose moisture. : RUNDRY
51. Diner sign. : EATS
52. Chinaware. : CUPS
53. Dist. ___. : ATTY
55. Water birds. : HERONS
58. Fraternity letter. : PHI
61. Point of a mariner's compass. : RHUMB
63. Abundant weed. : DANDELION
65. Color. : CORAL
66. Telephone sounds. : DIALTONES
67. Cheerful. : SUNNY
68. Last of the Stuarts. : ANNE
69. Movie locale. : WEST
Down
1. Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
2. Asian desert. : GOBI
3. Crowd. : HOST
4. Pismire. : ANT
5. At last. : FINALLY
6. Rounded. : OVATE
7. Neighbor of Belg. : NETH
8. Chinaberry. : TREE
9. Rustic sound. : MAA
10. Drink in. : ABSORB
11. Kind of theater. : INTHEROUND
12. St. Philip ___. : NERI
13. Slangy suffix. : EROO
15. Difficulty. : RIGOR
21. Brooklet. : RILL
23. Familiar mascot. : MULE
25. Certain votes. : NAYS
26. Not decided. : UNSET
27. Night: It. : NOTTE
28. Term in ballroom dancing. : CIRCLETURN
29. Gay ___. : PAREE
30. Son of Zeus. : ARES
31. Garden spot. : ARBOR
32. Less pleasing. : SEAMY
35. British title. : EARL
38. Scottish inventor. : WATT
41. Preserves. : CANS
44. Thoughtless. : RASH
45. ___ bed. : TRUNDLE
48. Secular person. : LAYMAN
50. Surprise score. : UPSET
52. Doyle's middle name. : CONAN
53. Curves. : ARCS
54. Poetic pronoun. : THOU
56. Norse poetry. : EDDA
57. Drizzle. : RAIN
58. Incense odor. : PINE
59. Gardens. : HOES
60. Business abbreviation. : INST
62. Adverb suffix. : BLY
64. See 9 Down. : LOW

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

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