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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
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Overcasts. : DIMS
5
Soft mineral. : TALC
9
Lively dances. : JIGS
13
Thruway feature. : EXIT
14
Furniture items. : SOFAS
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Not care ___. : ARAP
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15th-cent. caravel. : NINA
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Step or degree. : NOTCH
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Letter writer's sign-off. : LOVE
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Drum on. : TATTOO
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Practiced. : SEASONED
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Man in court. : JUROR
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Bearish trend. : DROP
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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
Down
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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
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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
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Good: Scot. : BRAW
55
Citrus fruit. : LIME
56
Operatic role. : IGOR
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Cadence. : LILT
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Set. : LAID
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Winds up. : ENDS
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Poetic contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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