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New York Times, Monday, September 1, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,324
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1. More skilled. : ABLER
6. Antiaircraft fire. : FLAK
10. Safeguard: Abbr. : INS
13. Pass a rope through. : REEVE
14. Outing spoiler. : RAIN
15. Asian palm. : NIPA
17. Two-sided. : REVERSIBLE
19. State of irritation: Colloq. : SNIT
20. Whodunit weapon. : STILETTO
21. Of a star: Prefix. : ASTERO
23. Caroline island. : YAP
24. Heating apparatus. : RADIATOR
26. Chairman's concern. : AGENDA
29. Medicinal quantity. : DOSAGE
30. Be sociable. : MIX
31. Pet name. : SUGAR
33. ___ hand. : LENDA
36. Grampuses. : ORCS
38. Get busy. : LAYTO
40. Terminals: Abbr. : STAS
41. Pivots. : SLUES
43. Moving throng. : SWARM
45. Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
46. Asian plain. : STEPPE
48. Sponsor's child. : GODSON
50. Fruit plant. : PEARTREE
52. Go amiss. : ERR
53. Blunt. : OBTUSE
54. Food in the field. : KRATIONS
59. Ancient Greek coin. : OBOL
60. Pet name. : SWEETIEPIE
62. Present. : HERE
63. Look after. : TEND
64. Raw. : CRUDE
65. Bad: Prefix. : DYS
66. Rockingham ratios. : ODDS
67. German city. : ESSEN
1. Incoming trains: Abbr. : ARRS
2. Borsch item. : BEET
3. Son of Jacob. : LEVI
4. Girl's name. : EVELYN
5. Check one's prose. : REREADS
6. Material formed by fusion. : FRIT
7. Swan song of a sort. : LABORDAYWEEKEND
8. Trouble. : AIL
9. Massages. : KNEADS
10. Gradually. : INSTAGES
11. Fraction. : NINETENTHS
12. First name in Washington. : SPIRO
16. Suffix for a doer. : ATOR
18. City in Minnesota. : STPAUL
22. Rock formation. : SIAL
25. Artery. : AORTA
26. Andy's associate. : AMOS
27. ___ scout. : GIRL
28. Apologetic. : EXCUSATORY
32. Peninsula for tourists. : GASPE
34. Malay chief. : DATO
35. Organization: Abbr. : ASSN
37. Firm regulations. : SETRULES
39. Almond-flavored syrup. : ORGEAT
42. Theater scenery. : SETS
44. Tenon's partner: Var. : MORTICE
47. Companion of chango. : PRESTO
49. Hairdressing equipment. : DRIERS
50. Exclamation of disdain. : POOH
51. Fell gradually. : EBBED
55. Cherry and ruby. : REDS
56. Musical piece. : OPUS
57. Group of pheasants. : NIDE
58. Pictured. : SEEN
61. United. : WED

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

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