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New York Times, Thursday, July 4, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,900
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1. Affixes. : ADDS
5. Bridge term. : PASS
9. Blue pigment. : SMALT
14. In ___ of. : LIEU
15. Capitol ___. : HILL
16. Purport. : TENOR
17. Slavic name. : IVAN
18. Individual: Prefix. : IDIO
19. Unique. : ALONE
20. Feeler on a fish. : BARBEL
22. Day times. : MORNINGS
24. Provincial. : INSULAR
26. Water lily leaves. : PADS
27. Wireless. : RADIO
29. Swedish name. : GUSTAF
33. The Founding Fathers, in a way. : PLANNERS
36. Sprinkle. : SPARGE
37. Letters. : OES
38. Most insignificant. : LEAST
40. Timetable entry. : ARR
41. Condiment. : CATSUP
44. Fielder. : GLOVEMAN
47. Headlong flow. : ONRUSH
48. Having grain-bearing spikes. : EARED
49. Tumbledown building. : RUIN
51. Working wonders. : MIRIFIC
55. Fearless. : UNAFRAID
59. Mystical doctrine. : CABALA
60. Type of tire. : RECAP
61. Effusive talk: Colloq. : GUSH
63. Quiet time. : LULL
64. Frozen: Fr. : GLACE
65. Robt. ___. : ELEE
66. Of an age. : ERAL
67. Plant of the honeysuckle family. : ELDER
68. Sandwich loaves. : RYES
69. ___ precedent. : SETA
1. Excuse: Colloq. : ALIBI
2. Furniture piece. : DIVAN
3. Favorites. : DEARS
4. Surfer's acquisition. : SUNBURN
5. National capital, 1790 to 1800. : PHILADELPHIA
6. Agency of the State Dept. : AID
7. Nickname in annals of aviation. : SLIM
8. Longboat. : SLOOP
9. Remain sound under stress. : STANDUP
10. Girl's name meaning "bee." : MELISSA
11. Partner of ever. : ANON
12. Extending far into the future. : LONG
13. In a high degree: Fr. : TRES
21. Verve. : ELAN
23. Success, 19th-century style. : RAGSTORICHES
25. Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
28. A certain Oklahoman. : OSAGE
30. Car of a kind. : TRAM
31. Site of the Taj Mahal. : AGRA
32. Polypody. : FERN
33. A little: It. : POCO
34. Spare. : LEAN
35. Important science: Abbr. : ASTR
39. Bridge victory. : SLAM
42. Come to the top. : SURFACE
43. Seizer of power. : USURPER
45. Girl's name. : VERA
46. Picnic provender. : EDIBLES
50. 2,600-mi. river of Africa. : NIGER
52. French composer. : FAURE
53. ___ ease. : ILLAT
54. Kind of lily. : CALLA
55. Advocate. : URGE
56. Actress Gwyn. : NELL
57. School: Abbr. : ACAD
58. Properly. : DULY
62. Fifth word of famous anthem. : SEE

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

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