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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 1967

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,579
Across
1. Skill. : FINESSE
8. Tie for a boxer. : LEASH
13. Pacific port, winter resort. : ACAPULCO
15. Host of 1968 Olympics. : MEXICO
16. Work to be done on a manuscript. : REVISION
17. Ball team. : ASTROS
18. Isle and city of England. : ELYS
19. Choose. : ELECT
21. Part of the overhead. : RENT
22. Name akin to 36 Across. : TESS
24. Organic soils. : HUMUSES
26. ___ as a pancake. : ASFLAT
29. Was concerned. : CARED
30. Current heroes, in fact or fiction. : SPIES
31. Bargain centers. : BASEMENTS
35. Possessive. : HIS
36. Girl's name, French style. : THERESE
38. Cinnabar. : ORE
39. Beseeched. : ENTREATED
41. Belgian city. : NAMUR
43. Slang. : ARGOT
44. Main, for one. : STREET
45. Santo ___. : DOMINGO
48. Contour of Italy. : BOOT
49. Time periods. : ERAS
50. City of Soap Box Derby. : AKRON
52. Gambling game. : FARO
56. More industrious. : BUSIER
58. Downing Street resident. : LONDONER
60. Smoothed. : IRONED
61. Gibing. : SNEERING
62. One of the fire irons. : TONGS
63. Roosevelt's Secretary of War. : STIMSON
Down
1. Going-up item. : FARE
2. Island country: Abbr. : ICEL
3. Defense group. : NAVY
4. Communication. : EPISTLE
5. Genus of swine. : SUS
6. Most roguish. : SLIEST
7. Divisions of biology: Abbr. : ECOLS
8. French article. : LES
9. Throw out. : EXTRUDE
10. Buenos ___. : AIRES
11. Something to eat. : SCONE
12. Party men. : HOSTS
14. Willkie's "World." : ONE
15. Comes of age. : MATURES
20. Ran after. : CHASED
23. Oriental. : EASTERN
25. Souvenir. : MEMENTO
26. North Carolina name. : ASHE
27. Go around. : SPIN
28. Mailed item. : FIST
29. Omission sign. : CARET
31. ___ oneself (went). : BETOOK
32. Alaskan cape. : NOME
33. Affirmative answer. : TRUE
34. Spanish painter. : SERT
37. Rider of fiction. : HAGGARD
40. Escalating. : RAISING
42. Creative endeavor. : ARTFORM
44. Poem. : SONNET
45. Bookkeeping entry. : DEBIT
46. Bolivian city, tin-mining center. : ORURO
47. Builder of walls. : MASON
48. Favors. : BOONS
51. Author's initials. : RLS
53. Cuckoo's cousins. : ANIS
54. City north of Carson City. : RENO
55. Unified group: Mil. abbr. : ORGN
57. Diminutive suffixes. : EES
59. ___ gratia. : DEI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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