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New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,343
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1. Coffee additive, in Paris. : LAIT
5. Houses in Ponce. : CASAS
10. Ready. : RIPE
14. Girl's name, for short. : ETTA
15. On high. : ALOFT
16. Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
17. Noted explorer. : ERIC
18. Yogi. : BERRA
19. Nonproductive. : IDLE
20. Scores in a game. : KICKSAFIELDGOAL
23. Unicorns of Chinese myth. : LINS
24. Verve. : ELAN
25. Type of sherry. : SOLERA
28. Desired strongly. : THIRSTED
32. "___ gold in them . . . " : THARS
33. Eccentric. : CRANK
34. Food fish of Europe. : IDE
35. Wild or rolled items. : OATS
36. In operation. : GOING
37. Today, in Naples. : OGGI
38. Underground asset. : ORE
39. Like a horse or lion. : MANED
40. Fathers. : SIRES
41. Becomes stubborn. : PERSISTS
43. Most unsound. : ILLEST
44. "___ want for Christmas is . . . " : ALLI
45. Wear away. : GNAW
46. Common fall fever. : PIGSKINHYSTERIA
53. Some bills. : ONES
54. Modern, in Spain. : NUEVO
55. Diving bird. : LOON
56. Cattle, to poets. : KINE
57. Atelier fixture. : EASEL
58. Hot ___. : LINE
59. Warm times: Fr. : ETES
60. Sole of a plow. : SLADE
61. Menu item. : SLAW
1. Onion's relative. : LEEK
2. Town in Italy. : ATRI
3. Adjective ending. : ITIC
4. Stoppers, gridiron variety. : TACKLERS
5. Beach sight. : CABANA
6. Hebrew letters. : ALEFS
7. Fruit dots on ferns. : SORI
8. Give ___ to (be permissive). : AFREEHAND
9. Tactic used by teams in the lead. : STALLING
10. Periods of power. : REIGNS
11. Prefix for an Asian land. : INDO
12. Silent screen name. : POLA
13. Pack animal: Ger. : ESEL
21. Raleigh and others. : SIRS
22. Gloomy. : DARK
25. Entranceway. : STOOP
26. Chicago counterpart of Kennedy. : OHARE
27. Anon. : LATER
28. Makes an effort. : TRIES
29. Clemenceau. : TIGRE
30. Wins narrowly. : EDGES
31. Follower of a certain belief. : DEIST
33. On and on. : CONTINUAL
36. Auto parts. : GASLINES
37. Texas features. : OILWELLS
39. Drain strength from. : MILK
40. Thin strip. : SLAT
42. Talks back to. : SASSES
43. Shoe part. : INSOLE
45. Shackled. : GYVED
46. Bonnet brim. : POKE
47. Part of a monogram: Abbr. : INIT
48. Heredity factor. : GENE
49. "For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
50. Stir up. : ROIL
51. Hebrides island. : IONA
52. Over. : ANEW

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

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