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New York Times, Monday, August 18, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Screen. : SIFT
5. Moslem priest. : IMAM
9. The 7-10 is a tough one. : SPLIT
14. Olaf's capital. : OSLO
15. Half of N.B. : NOTA
16. Comb in a way. : TEASE
17. Take a trip of sorts. : FLYOFFTHEHANDLE
20. "Must'a been somethin' ___." : IET
21. Wish one hadn't. : RUE
22. Get in good graces. : ENDEAR
23. Palest. : ASHIEST
25. Word with Shoppe. : OLDE
26. Ending meaning small. : ETTE
27. Le dernier ___. : CRI
28. Fragment. : DRIB
32. Quechuan Indians. : INCAS
34. Kind of anesthetic. : LOCAL
36. I, in Latin. : EGO
37. Self-possessed. : COOLASACUCUMBER
40. Old name for Tokyo. : EDO
41. Flirts' ploys. : WINKS
42. Track events. : MEETS
43. Old World lizard. : SEPS
45. Phone book abbreviation. : RES
46. Flavoring. : DILL
47. Echoes. : APES
49. Intimate dining décor. : CANDLES
52. Clean-___. : SHAVEN
55. Writer Wolfert. : IRA
56. Banking abbreviation. : INT
57. Fall short, socially. : HAVEASCREWLOOSE
61. Then: Fr. : ALORS
62. Modern painter. : DALI
63. Piece of hardware. : TNUT
64. Use a certain stick. : DOWSE
65. Town on the Thames. : ETON
66. Chemical suffixes. : OSES
Down
1. Balkan capital. : SOFIA
2. Holms. : ISLES
3. Take it on the lam. : FLYTHECOOP
4. Superfluously. : TOO
5. Steep. : INFUSE
6. Church song. : MOTET
7. Belgian town. : ATH
8. West. : MAE
9. Taboret. : STAND
10. Hung fire. : PENDED
11. Put on cargo. : LADE
12. Island, in Spain. : ISLA
13. Golfer preparing to drive. : TEER
18. Woodcutter for pattern work. : FRETSAW
19. Near the sun: Astron. : HELIAC
24. Typesetting instruction. : ITAL
25. Roman Hades. : ORCUS
27. Tilts. : COCKS
29. Boxer and others. : REBELLIONS
30. "___ a kick out of . . . " : IGET
31. Lancelot's uncle. : BORS
32. Chills. : ICES
33. Joint of a stem. : NODE
34. Bowlers' milieu. : LANES
35. Of a light unit. : LUMINAL
38. Loreleis. : SIRENS
39. Pinochle play. : MELD
44. Some relief pitchers. : SAVERS
46. Evolutionist. : DARWIN
48. Nursery-rhyme porridge. : PEASE
49. Venetian sky. : CIELO
50. Result. : ENSUE
51. Proofreaders' words. : STETS
52. Food fish. : SHAD
53. Nimbus. : HALO
54. Confess. : AVOW
58. After A B. : CDE
59. Slum problem. : RAT
60. Siouan Indian. : OTO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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