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New York Times, Friday, September 13, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,971
Across Down
1. Porcelain from Germany. : MEISSEN
8. Settled. : STAID
13. City in SW California. : SANTAANA
14. Like some owls. : HORNED
16. Astonishes. : ASTOUNDS
17. Catapult of anc. warfare. : ONAGER
18. Noun suffix. : ISE
19. Citizen of Vientiane. : LAOTIAN
21. Cockney's idol. : ERO
22. Turkish pound. : LIRA
24. Shelley's name for himself. : ARIEL
25. Small piece. : SNIP
26. Shots beyond the target. : OVERS
28. Unit of weight in India. : SER
29. Steam bath. : SAUNA
30. Tree of the Pacific Coast. : REDALDER
32. Man's name. : PELEG
33. Gander. : BIRD
34. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
35. Flavorful. : SPICY
37. Noblemen. : BARONETS
41. Lecture. : SPEAK
42. Murmuring sound: Var. : PUR
43. Met again. : RESAT
44. Philadelphia name. : PENN
45. ___ incognita. : TERRA
47. City in NW France. : STLO
48. Tried for office. : RAN
49. Fun in the sandbox. : DIGGING
51. Hanoi name. : HOA
52. Former Spanish kingdom. : ARAGON
54. Rising. : EMERGENT
56. Depart on the double. : GETOUT
57. Cloys. : SATIATES
58. Letter opener. : DEARS
59. Broke. : SNAPPED
1. Bulky and heavy. : MASSIVE
2. Engaged in. : ENTERED
3. Japanese name. : ITO
4. King of Israel. : SAUL
5. Capital of Yemen. : SANAA
6. Signed. : ENDORSED
7. More unpleasant. : NASTIER
8. Shallow. : SHOAL
9. Capacity of a merchant ship: Abbr. : TONN
10. The Altar. : ARA
11. Stage role. : INGENUE
12. Maker of famous harvester. : DEERING
13. Hat style. : SAILOR
15. ___ hint. : DROPA
20. Suffix of nouns. : IER
23. ___ Desert of Egypt. : ARABIAN
25. Briny deposits. : SALINES
27. Smooth and shiny. : SLICK
29. Man's title. : SENOR
31. Weather word. : DRY
32. By: Sp. : POR
34. Name in the news. : HARRIMAN
35. Caught fish, in a way. : SPEARED
36. Feathered. : PENNATE
37. Borough resident. : BURGESS
38. Beauty lover. : ESTHETE
39. Having claws. : TALONED
40. Summer ermine. : STOATS
41. Roof prop in a coal mine. : SPRAG
42. Pin. : PEG
45. Soft colors. : TINTS
46. Dutch news agency. : ANETA
49. Gloomy, Scottish style. : DOUR
50. Hold. : GRIP
53. ___ long way. : GOA
55. Hiatus. : GAP

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

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