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New York Times, Wednesday, August 7, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,934
Across
1. Semiclassical orchestra. : POPS
5. Costume. : HABIT
10. Soapstone. : TALC
14. Eye part. : UVEA
15. "Eadie was ___ . . . " : ALADY
16. Moffo offering. : ARIA
17. Home of a kind. : NEST
18. Memento. : RELIC
19. Fort ___, formerly Duquesne. : PITT
20. Lobby. : GROUNDFLOOR
23. Haggard novel. : SHE
24. Granary pest. : RAT
25. Kitchen appliance. : TOASTER
27. Crossroads feature. : SIGNPOST
32. Boy: Sp. : NINO
33. Heart: Lat. : COR
34. Steeple. : SPIRE
36. Canal features. : LOCKS
39. State. : UTAH
41. Playlets. : SKITS
43. Ready for shipping. : WRAP
44. Wall section. : PANEL
46. Its port is Haiphong. : HANOI
48. State: Abbr. : ALA
49. Piece of candy : DROP
51. Family member. : DAUGHTER
53. Central American capital. : MANAGUA
56. Gallic ruler. : ROI
57. Man's name. : ELI
58. Energy of a kind. : ELBOWGREASE
64. Queenly name. : CLEO
66. Polynesian wraparound skirt. : PAREU
67. Ponder (with "over"). : MULL
68. Andean plant. : COCA
69. Religious faith. : ISLAM
70. Believer in 69 Across. : ARAB
71. Words of approval. : AYES
72. U.S. missiles. : THORS
73. Product of 35 Down. : LAVA
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1. Box sleigh. : PUNG
2. Completed. : OVER
3. Monetary unit : PESO
4. Unmanned moon rocket. : SATURN
5. Cars. : HARDTOPS
6. Hebrew letter. : ALEF
7. Goldberg's successor at the U.N. : BALL
8. ___ board, TV prompter. : IDIOT
9. Bigwig in industry. : TYCOON
10. Spigot. : TAP
11. Noble. : ARISTOCRAT
12. Svelte. : LITHE
13. Purvey (to). : CATER
21. Is off guard. : NAPS
22. Bird. : RAIL
26. Whiteness. : SNOW
27. Porgy. : SCUP
28. Jot. : IOTA
29. Family member. : GRANDNIECE
30. Guru follower. : SIKH
31. Common chord. : TRIAD
35. Sicilian sight. : ETNA
37. Collard. : KALE
38. Gaff. : SPAR
40. Greek goddess. : HERA
42. Tupelos. : SOURGUMS
45. Theater section. : LOGE
47. Slavic name. : IGOR
50. Ministry. : PULPIT
52. Wintry. : HIEMAL
53. Spiritual center of 69 Across. : MECCA
54. Amalgam. : ALLOY
55. Disconcert. : ABASH
59. Flat plinth. : ORLO
60. Have on. : WEAR
61. Luminous radiation. : AURA
62. European. : SLAV
63. Historic isle off Tuscany. : ELBA
65. Hemispheric combine. : OAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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