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New York Times, Wednesday, September 11, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 338 (avg 1.79)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, 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. 6,969
Across
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Thunder sound. : CLAP
5
Conform (to). : ADAPT
10
Smack. : TANG
14
Shutter piece. : LATH
15
Palatal. : VELAR
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Sweet scent. : ODOR
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Melville novel. : OMOO
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Where the Piave flows. : ITALY
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Name in B'way lore. : EZIO
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Antelope. : GAZELLE
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Family members. : MOTHERS
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Lodge. : BOARD
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Modern: Prefix. : NEO
27
Sauer___. : KRAUT
30
Servicemen. : GIS
32
Moslem God. : ALLAH
36
Radio and TV fare. : NEWS
37
Imperil. : JEOPARDIZE
39
Eastern title. : AGA
40
Dances. : CANCANS
41
Unit of light. : LUX
42
Craftsmen. : CARPENTERS
44
Peel. : PARE
45
Massage. : KNEAD
46
Wind direction. : SSE
47
Gambled. : DICED
48
Nitrogen. : GAS
50
And the following: Abbr. : ETSEQ
52
Disjunction. : DIVORCE
56
Motivation. : IMPULSE
60
In the same place: Abbr. : IBID
61
___ barrel (in difficulty). : OVERA
63
Long, long time. : AEON
64
Beyond: Prefix. : META
65
Gay affalrs. : FETES
66
Ointment. : NARD
67
Letters. : EXES
68
Novel. : FRESH
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___ chic. : TRES
Down
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Dance. : CLOG
2
Dalai ___. : LAMA
3
From ___ (completely). : ATOZ
4
Apollo. : PHOEBUS
5
Cathedral city of Spain. : AVILA
6
Laundry needs. : DETERGENTS
7
State: Abbr. : ALA
8
Symbol of victory. : PALM
9
Test. : TRYON
10
Slight footing. : TOEHOLD
11
Tool for 42 Across. : ADZE
12
Rouge's companion. : NOIR
13
Plump: Fr. : GROS
21
Assortment. : LOT
23
Disrupts. : TEARS
25
Bishop's jurisdiction. : DIOCESE
27
Talent. : KNACK
28
57 Down's daughter. : REGAN
29
Informed. : AWARE
31
Car needs. : SPARETIRES
33
Fragrant shrub. : LILAC
34
Sky blue. : AZURE
35
Jinxed. : HEXED
37
Peerce. : JAN
38
Response: Abbr. : ANS
40
Conifer. : CEDAR
43
Temples of the East. : PAGODAS
44
Appetizing. : PIQUANT
47
Asst. : DEP
49
Jeer. : SCOFF
51
Successful, in showbiz. : SMASH
52
Novel price. : DIME
53
Wild goat. : IBEX
54
Quickly: Fr. : VITE
55
Always. : EVER
57
Shakespearean role. : LEAR
58
Distressed. : SORE
59
Objectives. : ENDS
62
French season. : ETE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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