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New York Times, Tuesday, August 20, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,947
Across Down
1. Overcasts. : DIMS
5. Soft mineral. : TALC
9. Lively dances. : JIGS
13. Thruway feature. : EXIT
14. Furniture items. : SOFAS
15. Not care ___. : ARAP
16. 15th-cent. caravel. : NINA
17. Step or degree. : NOTCH
18. Letter writer's sign-off. : LOVE
19. Drum on. : TATTOO
21. Practiced. : SEASONED
23. Man in court. : JUROR
25. Bearish trend. : DROP
26. Pressures. : SQUEEZES
29. Overproper. : PRISSY
33. ___-de-sac. : CUL
34. Fellers. : GENTS
36. ___-de-mer (sea slug). : BECHE
37. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
39. Arrangements. : DEALS
41. Leveller, in masonry. : SHIM
42. Wall St. term. : ATPAR
44. Use. : WIELD
46. Cinnabar. : ORE
47. Pioneer in hypnotism. : MESMER
49. City near Detroit. : DEARBORN
51. Always. : EVER
53. Display respect. : KNEEL
54. Enraptured. : BLISSFUL
58. Prickling sensation. : TINGLE
61. European capital. : RIGA
62. Connect. : UNITE
64. One of Menotti's names. : GIAN
65. Berserk. : AMOK
66. Stalwart. : SOLID
67. Very dry. : ARID
68. Existed. : WERE
69. Salamanders. : EFTS
70. Degrees. : LLDS
1. Concavity. : DENT
2. S. African plant. : IXIA
3. Symbols of Southern hospitality. : MINTJULEPS
4. Museum piece. : STATUE
5. To boot. : TOO
6. Times of the day: Abbr. : AFTS
7. Fastened. : LACED
8. Musical key. : CSHARP
9. Rattletraps. : JALOPIES
10. Laundry item. : IRON
11. Yielded. : GAVE
12. Cut corners. : SPED
14. Napped. : SNOOZED
20. State: Abbr. : OREG
22. Rowan tree. : SORB
24. Modernize. : RENEW
26. Decamp: Slang. : SCRAM
27. Altogether. : QUITE
28. Serious. : STAID
30. Student. : SCHOOLGIRL
31. Bake eggs. : SHIRR
32. Where Mocha is. : YEMEN
35. Well-groomed. : SLEEK
38. Any Junior, for example. : NAMESAKE
40. Angled. : SLANTED
43. Races (an engine). : REVS
45. German numeral. : DREI
48. Turn down. : REFUSE
50. Where Cooch Behar is. : BENGAL
52. ___ the mill. : RUNOF
54. Good: Scot. : BRAW
55. Citrus fruit. : LIME
56. Operatic role. : IGOR
57. Cadence. : LILT
59. Set. : LAID
60. Winds up. : ENDS
63. Poetic contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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