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New York Times, Tuesday, August 27, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G X Y }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,954
Across Down
1. Hat part. : BRIM
5. Hindu month. : JETH
9. Composer's key. : AFLAT
14. Betsy's cousin. : LISA
15. Reverberation. : ECHO
16. Bird. : CRANE
17. Of grandparents. : AVAL
18. River into the Moselle. : SAAR
19. Britisher's agreement. : QUITE
20. Enthusiast. : ZEALOT
22. Answered an ad. : INQUIRED
24. Made a getaway. : ESCAPED
26. Do. : SUIT
27. TV term. : RERUN
29. Per se, with "by." : ITSELF
33. Slides. : SKIDS
36. Breadstuffs. : ROLLS
38. Waterproofer. : TAR
39. Name in opera. : PONS
40. Uniform. : LEVEL
41. Malay canoe. : PROA
42. Nurses' group. : ANC
43. Flat cap. : BERET
44. Extort (from). : WREST
45. Foreign Legion locale. : SAHARA
47. Dickens heroine. : LUCIE
49. Measure of Latin America. : VARA
51. Governor's prerogative. : PARDONS
55. Enter. : COMEINTO
59. Yeast. : LEAVEN
60. Affirms. : AVERS
61. Term in science. : ATOM
63. Bandage. : TAPE
64. Import. : SENSE
65. Unaccompanied. : LONE
66. And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
67. Over. : ENDED
68. Guide. : LEAD
69. Farmer's home. : DELL
1. Trail marker. : BLAZE
2. Splits. : RIVES
3. Newton. : ISAAC
4. Duck hunters' bag. : MALLARDS
5. Yorick, for one. : JESTER
6. Govt. agency, circa 1950. : ECA
7. Asian. : THAI
8. Noise-makers. : HORNS
9. Exculpates. : ACQUITS
10. Dates. : FRUITS
11. Haunt. : LAIR
12. Before: Prefix. : ANTE
13. Golf term. : TEED
21. Poetically arranges entry. : OPES
23. Wing feature. : QUILL
25. Great name in art. : DURER
28. Reader's choice. : NOVEL
30. Being: Fr. : ETRE
31. Asian country. : LAOS
32. Certain club, for short. : FRAT
33. Springs. : SPAS
34. Coffee region of Hawaii. : KONA
35. Foot part. : INCH
37. Ease. : LETUP
40. Ascertain. : LEARN
41. Came before. : PREDATED
43. Term in cookery. : BRAISED
44. Cable material. : WIRE
46. Unwilling. : AVERSE
48. Soothed. : CALMED
50. In the least. : ATALL
52. Like an egg. : OVATE
53. Its capital is Katmandu. : NEPAL
54. Fishhook leader. : SNELL
55. State of affairs. : CASE
56. Range part. : OVEN
57. Patch. : MEND
58. Indian. : OTOE
62. Three ___ match. : ONA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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