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New York Times, Wednesday, September 18, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,976
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1. Horse mackerel. : SCAD
5. Dry fruit. : NUTS
9. Greetings, Spanish style. : SALUD
14. Dance. : HULA
15. Part of a whole. : UNIT
16. Rubbish: Slang. : TRIPE
17. Oriental name. : ABOU
18. Fruit of the fir. : CONE
19. Relative of aweigh. : ATRIP
20. Gist. : KERNEL
22. Garden flowers. : GENTIANS
24. Noisy. : OBSTREPEROUS
26. Blue flag. : IRIS
27. Occur. : BETIDE
31. Football plays. : DOWNS
34. Shelters. : HIDES
37. Demure. : COY
38. State: Abbr. : OREG
39. Quibble (at). : CAVIL
40. River of the Congo. : UELE
41. Person. : MAN
42. English daisy: Scot. : GOWAN
43. Ecuador's geographical feature. : ANDES
44. Make beloved. : ENDEAR
46. Apiece. : EACH
48. Overly ornamented. : GINGERBREADY
54. Misdeeds. : OFFENSES
57. Boy's cap. : BEANIE
58. Builds. : REARS
59. Girl's name. : ESME
61. Garment of old. : TOGA
62. Lady in Carew's poems. : CELIA
63. Large waves. : SEAS
64. Do paper work of a kind. : EDIT
65. Calm. : ALLAY
66. Outcomes. : ENDS
67. Snuggeries. : DENS
1. Military cap. : SHAKO
2. Medicinal cigarette. : CUBEB
3. Then: Fr. : ALORS
4. Cowing. : DAUNTING
5. Cores. : NUCLEI
6. One, in Roma. : UNO
7. Shade. : TINGE
8. Control. : STEER
9. Museum features. : STATUES
10. Wyeth, for one. : ARTIST
11. Coin on the Corso. : LIRA
12. ___ arms. : UPIN
13. Agents: Abbr. : DEPS
21. Blunders. : ERRS
23. Inventor of dynamite. : NOBEL
25. Exclamation of disgust. : PSHAW
28. Glacé. : ICED
29. Give out sparingly. : DOLE
30. Views. : EYES
31. Taj Mahal feature. : DOME
32. African seaport. : ORAN
33. Proceed on one's way. : WEND
35. Yellow bugle. : IVA
36. Roadside sign. : DINER
39. Preserves, as meat. : CORNS
40. Cold. : UNHEATED
42. Oppose. : GAINSAY
43. Parcel of land. : ACRE
45. Fountain nymph of Roman myth. : EGERIA
47. Mother superior. : ABBESS
49. Farmyard denizens. : GEESE
50. German city. : ESSEN
51. Positive electrode. : ANODE
52. Get to work: Colloq. : DIGIN
53. Irish poet. : YEATS
54. Killer whale. : ORCA
55. Touch. : FEEL
56. Season. : FALL
60. Senseless. : MAD

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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