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New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Gully, in Africa. : WADI
5. Lake formed by Hoover Dam. : MEAD
9. Potherb. : CHARD
14. Hear ___ drop. : APIN
15. Wave: Fr. : ONDE
16. Eagles' milieu. : AERIE
17. Garment. : VEST
18. Relative of a swatch. : SNIP
19. Right of legal ownership. : TITLE
20. Treasury. : EXCHEQUER
22. Profession of faith. : CREED
23. Ornamental case. : ETUI
24. Old verb endlng. : ETH
26. River in Belgium. : LYS
27. Creator of Uncle Toby. : STERNE
30. Stand ___ (stand a chance). : ASHOW
32. Callas. : MARIA
33. Firebugs. : ARSONISTS
37. Ribbon copy: Abbr. : ORIG
38. Unfounded report. : RUMOR
39. Port on the Adriatic. : ZARA
40. Stove of a kind. : GASHEATER
42. Dickens villain. : FAGIN
43. Fates and Graces. : TRIOS
44. Tender touch. : CARESS
45. Faux ___. : PAS
48. Law degree. : LLM
49. Skidded. : SLID
50. Vertical: Naut. : APEAK
52. Versatile. : ALLAROUND
57. Welsh breed of dog. : CORGI
58. Junket, perhaps. : TOUR
59. Arctic sight. : FLOE
60. Entourage. : TRAIN
61. "This one's ___." : ONME
62. River of Siberia. : ONON
63. Smart. : STING
64. See 16 Across. : NEST
65. Clown. : ZANY
Down
1. Comber. : WAVE
2. Zenith. : APEX
3. Saucer, perhaps. : DISC
4. Correct. : INTHERIGHT
5. Temple. : MOSQUE
6. Tedium. : ENNUI
7. Straight as ___. : ADIE
8. Muscle of a certain kind. : DEPRESSOR
9. Become popular. : CATCHON
10. Successor. : HEIR
11. Russian craft guild. : ARTEL
12. Hoosier poet. : RILEY
13. Exploits. : DEEDS
21. Sicilian sight. : ETNA
25. Norse name. : THOR
27. Atmospheric condition. : SMOG
28. Fictional plantation. : TARA
29. Discordia. : ERIS
30. "Aux ___, citoyens!" : ARMES
31. Juvenile favorite. : WIZARDOFOZ
33. Man, in a way. : AUTOMATON
34. Shrubby plant. : SAGE
35. Speaker of baseball fame. : TRIS
36. Destitute of: Fr. : SANS
38. Crake. : RAIL
41. Mischievous elf of German folklore. : ERLKING
42. Country festival. : FAIR
44. Bordeaux. : CLARET
45. Agreements. : PACTS
46. To larboard. : APORT
47. Oriental inn. : SERAI
49. Certain city sections. : SLUMS
51. Opposed to: Dial. : AGIN
53. Unfrequented. : LONE
54. Radial bone. : ULNA
55. Mealtime. : NOON
56. Gainsay. : DENY

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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