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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 Down
1. Thunder sound. : CLAP
5. Conform (to). : ADAPT
10. Smack. : TANG
14. Shutter piece. : LATH
15. Palatal. : VELAR
16. Sweet scent. : ODOR
17. Melville novel. : OMOO
18. Where the Piave flows. : ITALY
19. Name in B'way lore. : EZIO
20. Antelope. : GAZELLE
22. Family members. : MOTHERS
24. Lodge. : BOARD
26. 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
69. ___ chic. : TRES
1. 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, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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