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New York Times, Friday, August 2, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,929
Across
1. Bundling machine. : BALER
6. Ship's rigging support. : FOREMAST
14. Pimola. : OLIVE
15. Chicle source. : SAPODILLA
16. Glossy black. : RAVEN
17. Member of a primitive group. : TRIBESMAN
18. Improve textually. : EMEND
19. Tried for office. : RAN
20. Stable gear. : TACK
21. Surface blemish. : DENT
22. Unpretentious. : MODEST
25. New Zealand vine. : AKA
26. Erato-inspired piece. : ODE
27. Rich cake. : BABA
28. Diamond woodsman. : HITTER
30. Cash reserve of a kind. : MADMONEY
32. ___ all. : ONEAND
33. She-bears. : OSAS
34. Linen fabric of Spain. : CREA
35. Over. : ACROSS
38. Service club member. : ROTARIAN
42. Site of the Colossus. : RHODES
43. Pub sign. : ALES
44. Actor's concern. : CUE
45. Vault feature. : RIB
46. Modern fabric. : DACRON
48. Possessive. : HERS
49. Frosted. : ICED
51. Sen's tenth. : RIN
52. Jewish month. : TEBET
53. Dapple. : VARIEGATE
56. Of a surface. : AREAL
57. Occurring before birth. : ANTENATAL
58. French door. : PORTE
59. Takers of soundings: Naut. : LEADSMEN
60. Advanced slowly. : EDGED
Down
1. Ennui. : BOREDOM
2. City in California. : ALAMEDA
3. Inspirited. : LIVENED
4. Happening. : EVENT
5. Wrest (from). : REND
6. First dynamo developer. : FARADAY
7. Give one's view. : OPINE
8. Withhold unjustly. : ROB
9. Dutch commune. : EDE
10. Hair spray form. : MIST
11. Kazakh Republic's capital. : ALMAATA
12. Slow down. : SLACKEN
13. Pewter or pottery piece. : TANKARD
15. Vibration measuring devices: Colloq. : STROBES
22. "___ Mauler," epithet for Dempsey. : MANASSA
23. Take a tuck in. : SHORTEN
24. Fungous diseases. : TINEAS
27. Gave out orders. : BOSSED
29. Saline drop. : TEAR
31. Temper. : MOOD
34. Army officer. : COLONEL
35. Advent. : ARRIVAL
36. Get by mean means. : CHICANE
37. Kern musical. : ROBERTA
38. River or bay of New Jersey. : RARITAN
39. Kind of lettuce. : ICEBERG
40. Golden in color. : AUREATE
41. Got comfy. : NESTLED
47. Jalopy. : CRATE
48. Tenor role in "Salome." : HEROD
50. Languished. : DIED
52. Measure. : TAPE
54. Existing thing. : ENS
55. Herd of whales. : GAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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