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New York Times, Tuesday, August 6, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,933
Across
1. Deck mop. : SWAB
5. French military cap. : KEPI
9. Moroccan capital. : RABAT
14. Staff officer. : AIDE
15. Rugby's river. : AVON
16. Highway to Fla. : USONE
17. Kind of party. : STAG
18. Filibusters. : TALKATHONS
20. Gesture. : SHRUG
22. Dens. : LAIRS
23. Set of tools. : KIT
24. Traffic sign. : NOTURNS
26. Letters. : DEES
27. Gaelic "alas!" : OCH
30. Weave. : BRAID
31. Took the bait. : BIT
32. Household addition. : TRIPLETS
34. Revolutionary patriot. : REVERE
37. Sketch. : OUTLINE
38. Respected. : HONORED
39. Scope. : EXTENT
40. Frame. : MOUNTING
41. Exclamations. : HAS
42. Reason. : CAUSE
43. Had brunch. : ATE
44. Operates. : GOES
46. Canines. : BASSETS
48. French pronoun. : ILS
49. Menuet. : DANSE
50. Dig. : SPADE
54. Insincere talk. : LIPSERVICE
57. Greek warrior. : AJAX
58. To have: Fr. : AVOIR
59. Grandparental. : AVAL
60. Noted physicist. : RABI
61. Seven, in Italia. : SETTE
62. Hardens. : SETS
63. Former, old style. : ERST
Down
1. Cheekiness. : SASS
2. Accompanied by. : WITH
3. Jewish month. : ADAR
4. Started. : BEGUN
5. Krazy ___. : KAT
6. Appraise. : EVALUATE
7. Tail of Ursa Minor. : POLARIS
8. Similarly. : INKIND
9. Daily routines. : RUTS
10. Tree. : ASH
11. Kind of self-service store. : BOOKETERIA
12. Ethel Merman role. : ANNIE
13. Sets of problems. : TESTS
19. ___ poetica. : ARS
21. Creatures of folklore. : GOBLINS
25. Nottingham's river. : TRENT
26. Lump of turf. : DIVOT
27. Indian. : OTOE
28. Pivotal point. : CRUX
29. Satisfy: Colloq. : HITTHESPOT
31. Jane Austen family. : BENNETS
33. Requests. : PLEAS
34. Stir. : ROUSE
35. Let out. : RENT
36. Advantage. : EDGE
38. Tabby. : HOUSECAT
40. Huge. : MASSIVE
42. Painting. : CANVAS
44. Lizards. : GILAS
45. Popular garnish. : OLIVE
46. Counter. : BAR
47. Extra. : SPARE
49. "___ Mable." : DERE
51. Not in harmony. : AJAR
52. Flatfish. : DABS
53. Way out. : EXIT
55. Rest. : SIT
56. Certain trains. : ELS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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