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New York Times, Tuesday, September 16, 1969

28-Across : Night demon of myth.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,339
Across
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A lot, informally. : HEAP
5
Images. : ICONS
10
Catches: Colloq. : NABS
14
French department. : ORNE
15
Glowed. : SHONE
16
Poetry form. : EPIC
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Shirt pattern. : PINSTRIPES
19
Membranes. : VELA
20
J.F.K., for example. : INITIALS
21
Stock man. : TRADER
23
With 24 Across, summer drink. : ICED
24
See 23 Across. : TEA
25
Secular. : LAIC
28
Night demon of myth. : LILITH
30
Militant campus group: Abbr. : SDS
33
Opposed. : ANTI
34
Wife of Osiris. : ISIS
35
Embark. : SAIL
36
Way. : ROAD
37
Biblical region. : SHEBA
39
Fire: Prefix. : PYRO
40
Ineffective. : IDLE
41
Very: Fr. : TRES
42
U. S. playwright. : INGE
43
Companion of Mar. and Va. : DEL
44
Certain areas of rule. : ROOSTS
46
Certain votes. : NOES
47
With 48 Across, hold out. : BUY
48
See 47 Across. : TIME
50
Transfer baggage. : RESHIP
54
Authenticate. : LEGALIZE
58
Eight: Prefix. : OCTO
59
Monkey words. : HEARNOEVIL
61
Melville character. : AHAB
62
Type size. : ELITE
63
Healthy. : SANE
64
Member of Malay tribe. : MORO
65
Council. : SYNOD
66
Civil rights org. : SNCC
Down
1
Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
2
Mavourneen's home. : ERIN
3
Roman years. : ANNI
4
Household weapon. : PESTICIDE
5
Mideasterners. : ISRAELIS
6
Religion, in Marlowe's words. : CHILDISHTOY
7
Exclamation. : OOPS
8
Compass point. : NNE
9
Sonnet part. : SESTET
10
Leningrad's river. : NEVA
11
Mimicked. : APED
12
Peevishness. : BILE
13
Kind of tissue. : SCAR
18
Adjective suffix. : TIC
22
Cheer. : RAH
24
"___ have loved ... " : TISBETTERTO
25
Bird of the gull family. : LARID
26
Positive pole. : ANODE
27
Darn ___! : ITALL
29
Recliners. : LIERS
30
Refuse. : SAYNO
31
Lament. : DIRGE
32
Wild plums. : SLOES
35
Weak. : SPINELESS
38
Fixed. : ASSIGNED
44
Baseball scoring initials. : RBI
45
Goblins: Var. : OUPHES
49
Asian leader. : MAO
50
Stray. : ROAM
51
Greek nymph. : ECHO
52
Wish medium. : STAR
53
Vagrant. : HOBO
54
Rested. : LAIN
55
Czar. : IVAN
56
Coating metal. : ZINC
57
Type of energy: Abbr. : ELEC
60
Cathedral town. : ELY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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