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New York Times, Saturday, August 16, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,308

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Delectable fish. : POMPANO
8. Reflection. : THOUGHT
15. Small pits. : AREOLES
16. Train, familiarly. : RATTLER
17. Evergreens. : BALSAMS
18. Deprive of dignity. : UNSTATE
19. Between ifs and buts. : ANDS
20. Place of refuge. : OASIS
22. Old English letters. : EDHS
23. Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
25. Lend ___. : ANEAR
27. Seizing. : SNATCHING
31. Intended. : MEANT
35. Sheets on a schooner. : TOPSAILS
36. British word for an adder. : NEDDER
37. Hall of Fame athlete. : OTT
38. Doctor's soft hammer. : PLESSOR
40. Native: Suffix. : OTE
41. Of irregular quality. : PATCHY
43. Poker Flat people. : OUTCASTS
45. Hilo greeting. : ALOHA
46. Alabama Indians. : TUSKEGEES
47. Fish garnish. : ASPIC
49. Rite words. : IDO
50. Horse's predecessor, in saying. : CART
53. Stock exchange listing. : RAILS
55. Western wine valley. : NAPA
59. In ___ (disturbed). : ALATHER
61. Hoped. : ASPIRED
63. Stein words. : ROSEISA
64. Place of misery. : GEHENNA
65. Lower in value. : DEPRESS
66. Heavy betting favorites. : ODDSONS
Down
1. Initials for an amino acid. : PABA
2. Algerian port. : ORAN
3. Pinochle term. : MELD
4. Spiced drinks. : POSSETS
5. ___ carte. : ALA
6. Love of the forest. : NEMOPHILY
7. Hellenic sight. : OSSA
8. Making exact. : TRUING
9. Guild. : HANSE
10. Military study unit: Abbr. : OTS
11. Said. : UTTERED
12. Content. : GLAD
13. Biblical ancestor of Hittites. : HETH
14. Very, in France. : TRES
21. Popular name for a summer cottage. : SANSSOUCI
24. Ear depressions. : SCAPHAS
26. Punished. : AMERCED
27. A face to ___ clock. : STOPA
28. Of an insect's back. : NOTAL
29. Inclined. : APTTO
30. Seine area. : ILE
32. ___ of one's own medicine. : ADOSE
33. Clean, in France. : NETTE
34. Hair. : TRESS
36. Words for a sweet 16 girl. : NOTKISSED
39. Wild boar genus. : SUS
42. Talk. : CHATTER
44. Pains. : AGONIES
46. Crowns. : TIARAS
48. Newspapers. : PRESS
50. Life of the party. : CARD
51. Bitter drug. : ALOE
52. Tool. : RASP
54. Como, for one. : LAGO
56. Peter. : ARNO
57. Jailed Friend. : PENN
58. Feminine names. : ADAS
60. Hurry. : HIE
62. Degree. : PHD

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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