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New York Times, Wednesday, July 31, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 329 (avg 1.80)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,927
Across
1. Melville hero. : AHAB
5. Adjust (to). : ADAPT
10. Breathe in a way. : PANT
14. Knitted apparel. : HOSE
15. Tooth. : MOLAR
16. Opera highlight. : ARIA
17. Entr'___. : ACTE
18. Peak in the Pyrenees. : ANETO
19. Do a yard chore. : RAKE
20. Rowboat. : SKIFF
22. Fictional cat. : MEHITABEL
24. Camel-hair fabric. : ABA
26. Recession. : SAG
27. G.I. address. : APO
30. Goose eggs. : ZEROS
33. Re-uner. : GRAD
36. Parodies. : BURLESQUES
39. Grasping. : AVID
41. City of Czechoslovakia. : BRNO
42. ___ the elbows. : OUTAT
43. Corn bread. : PONE
44. In a line. : AROW
45. Where the Esk flows. : MIDLOTHIAN
47. Relative of a boiled dinner. : STEW
49. Farmers' concerns. : SOILS
50. Parch. : DRY
51. Balderdash. : ROT
53. Teachers' org. : NEA
54. Missile weapon. : BOOMERANG
59. Eastern ruler. : RAJAH
64. Pisa's river. : ARNO
65. Declares openly. : AVOWS
67. Aeronautic acronym. : JATO
68. Layers. : HENS
69. ___ arms. : MENAT
70. Bristol's river. : AVON
71. Whistle sound. : TOOT
72. Deputy. : PROXY
73. Tear down. : RAZE
Down
1. Triumphant sounds. : AHAS
2. German wine. : HOCK
3. ___ spumante. : ASTI
4. Menu entry. : BEEF
5. Doctors' org. : AMA
6. Creator of 22 Across. : DONMARQUIS
7. Sheltered. : ALEE
8. Route. : PATH
9. French numeral. : TROIS
10. Essay subdivision. : PARAGRAPH
11. Bedouin. : ARAB
12. U.S. missile. : NIKE
13. Oriental coin. : TAEL
21. Agitate: Slang. : FAZE
23. Ticket. : TAG
25. Crude broom. : BESOM
27. Eban. : ABBA
28. Sounds contented. : PURRS
29. Whether ___. : ORNOT
31. Excel. : OUTDO
32. Medium for a sigil. : SEALINGWAX
34. Circumvent. : AVOID
35. Money in Belgrade. : DINAR
37. On the bottom. : LOWERMOST
38. Garment. : STOLE
40. Controvert. : DENY
46. Peter the Great. : TSAR
48. Grief. : WOE
52. Hike. : TRAMP
54. Bangkok coin. : BAHT
55. Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
56. ___ account. : ONNO
57. State. : AVER
58. Words of warning. : NONO
60. Granting access. : AJAR
61. Where Bandung is. : JAVA
62. From ___ (from first to last). : ATOZ
63. Sharpen. : HONE
66. Piggery. : STY

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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