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New York Times, Thursday, September 11, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 357 (avg 1.91)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,334
Across
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Attention-getter. : PST
4
Pâtisserie items. : BABAS
9
___ California. : BAJA
13
City on the Avon. : BATH
14
Straighten. : ALINE
15
Seaport of Scotland. : OBAN
16
Use: Lat. : UTOR
17
Louisianian. : CAJUN
18
Greek letter. : ZETA
19
Brief run. : STREAK
21
Conventional. : ORTHODOX
23
N.Y.C. feature. : TIMESSQUARE
25
Town in Rumania. : TITU
26
Sonorans. : YAQUIS
31
Counterbalance. : EQUIPOISE
36
Slow learner. : DUNCE
37
Coal refuse. : CULM
38
Flower part. : PETAL
40
Central meaning. : IDEA
41
Cave ___. : CANEM
43
Hispanic performers. : TOREADORS
45
Stationery item. : ERASER
47
Covering, for short. : TARP
48
Before the American Revolution. : DAUGHTERSOF
54
Flirt. : COQUETTE
58
To-do. : HOOPLA
59
Half mask: Fr. : LOUP
60
Be contingent, with "on." : HINGE
62
Forsake. : QUIT
63
Pinza. : EZIO
64
King Arthur's foster father. : ECTOR
65
Mongoose. : URVA
66
The Perfect Fool. : WYNN
67
Grating. : RASPY
68
Pronoun. : ONE
Down
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Famed soprano. : PATTI
2
Weather word. : STORM
3
___ two is six. : THREETIMES
4
Catcher. : BACKSTOP
5
In the manner of. : ALA
6
Jewel. : BIJOU
7
Frog genus. : ANURA
8
Guard. : SENTRY
9
Guy: Slang. : BOZO
10
Not up. : ABED
11
Aircraft carrier acronym. : JATO
12
Have ___ to grind. : ANAX
13
Very weak bridge hand. : BUST
20
___ of water. : ASIP
22
Director. : HEAD
24
Undisturbed. : QUIET
27
In kind. : QUIDPROQUO
28
Bring to naught. : UNDO
29
Champagne bucket. : ICER
30
Red and white. : SEAS
31
Behold! : ECCE
32
Four times a year: Abbr. : QUAR
33
Forearm bone. : ULNA
34
Pou ___ (vantage point). : STO
35
Ground. : EARTH
39
Tough. : LEATHERY
42
Ancient Persian. : MEDE
44
Mars: Prefix. : AREO
46
Indeed. : RATHER
49
City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
50
Chaps. : GENTS
51
Reject. : SPURN
52
Popular garnish. : OLIVE
53
___ morgana. : FATA
54
Ball of yarn. : CLEW
55
Leaking. : OOZY
56
Family member (very rare). : QUIN
57
Preposition. : UPON
61
Party. : GOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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