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New York Times, Monday, August 26, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,953
Across
1. Capital of Hejaz: Var. : MEKKA
6. Saintly. : HOLY
10. Bridge term. : SLAM
14. Having to do with Lamb. : ELIAN
15. Bacchanal's cry. : EVOE
16. Escamillo's adversary. : TORO
17. Change. : AMEND
18. Scoria. : LAVA
19. The birds. : AVES
20. Fruit. : LOVEAPPLE
22. Moldings. : OGEES
23. Apiary dweller. : BEE
24. Wonderful, Eliza style. : LOVERLY
26. Wise to. : HEP
29. Concha. : EAR
30. Sports event: Colloq. : OPEN
31. Ring-shaped isle. : ATOLL
33. ___ bear it! : GRINAND
36. St. ___, Brittany port. : MALO
37. Inseparable. : ASONE
39. Letters. : MAIL
41. Robert Morss and others. : LOVETTS
43. Waiters also do this. : SERVE
44. Girl's name. : ETTA
45. State: Abbr. : FLA
47. Morning phenomenon. : DEW
48. Start of a cheer. : TWOFOUR
51. Carry. : LUG
52. Cowboys and others. : HEMEN
53. Aromatic flower. : CLOVEPINK
59. Brain wave. : IDEA
60. Come in third. : SHOW
61. Is wearing. : HASON
62. Menu entry. : EGGS
63. Dream: Fr. : REVE
64. Come after. : ENSUE
65. Accomplishment. : FEAT
66. Stettin's river. : ODER
67. Not a soul. : NOONE
Down
1. Farina or pinole. : MEAL
2. Saint's name. : ELMO
3. City of the Ukraine. : KIEV
4. Famous citizen. : KANE
5. Cain ___. : ANDABEL
6. Aide. : HELPER
7. Curved. : OVAL
8. Bereft, in a way. : LOVELORN
9. Truly. : YEA
10. Rialto pseudonym. : STAGENAME
11. Irish novelist. : LOVER
12. Spinning. : AREEL
13. Soft and green. : MOSSY
21. Kind of seed. : PEA
22. Kiln. : OVEN
25. Man's name. : OPIE
26. Partner of 62 Across. : HAM
27. Catchall abbreviation. : ETAL
28. Sport. : POLO
32. The Agape of early Christianity. : LOVEFEAST
33. HQ orders: Abbr. : GOS
34. Fragrant ointment. : NARD
35. Jackknife. : DIVE
37. Aleutian isle. : ATTU
38. Like some shirts. : STARCHED
40. One of the Wallaces. : LEW
42. Collar. : ETON
43. Bird. : SAGEHEN
45. Foxglove. : FLOWER
46. Broadway show. : LUV
48. Larcenist. : THIEF
49. Piece of pie. : WEDGE
50. Greek letter. : OMEGA
54. Last word in a telegram. : LOVE
55. Cloth: Sp. : PANO
56. "This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
57. 54 Down, for one. : NOUN
58. Patella site. : KNEE
60. Hit sign. : SRO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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