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New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,982
Across
1. Boom. : SPAR
5. Opera ___ (comic opera): It. : BUFFA
10. Actress of a sort. : MIMA
14. "Man Without a Country" author. : HALE
15. Customary. : USUAL
16. British writer. : AMIS
17. Ah me! : ALAS
18. Fad in men's styles. : TURTLENECK
20. Government department. : MINISTRY
22. Speaks rhetorically. : ORATES
23. River in Scotland. : SPEY
24. Drapery akin to a valance. : SWAG
25. Comedian's lingo. : PATTER
28. Alamo and others. : MISSIONS
32. Fuss. : ADO
33. Old European coin. : DUCAT
35. Sign up. : ENROL
36. Branch. : LIMB
38. Europeans. : POLES
40. Earth as a goddess. : GAIA
41. Live coal. : EMBER
43. Seed coating. : TESTA
45. W. W. II vessel. : LST
46. Feels contempt for. : DESPISES
48. Concurs. : AGREES
50. Precepts. : LAWS
51. Highland hill side. : BRAE
52. Shrewd. : ASTUTE
55. Rhombus. : TETRAGON
59. White tie. : FORMALWEAR
61. Cabbage. : COLE
62. One of a colorful trio. : BLUE
63. Fräulein's name. : LOTTE
64. Reading matter. : TALE
65. Plant part. : SEED
66. Kind of preview. : SNEAK
67. Alcor or Altair. : STAR
Down
1. Humbug. : SHAM
2. Sacred language. : PALI
3. Paton. : ALAN
4. Withstand. : RESIST
5. Flatter lavishly: Colloq. : BUTTERUP
6. Overcharge of a kind. : USURY
7. Alecto, for one. : FURY
8. Prosperous. : FAT
9. Permits. : ALLOWS
10. Getting along. : MANAGING
11. "___ a man . . . " : IMET
12. Cartoon characters. : MICE
13. Questions. : ASKS
19. Obliterate. : ERASE
21. Rushed. : SPED
24. Locations. : SITES
25. Sank into insignificance. : PALED
26. ___ a dozen. : ADIME
27. Catacombs. : TOMBS
28. Men. : MALES
29. Scarflike vestment. : ORALE
30. Health hazard, in cities. : NOISE
31. Nickname for a thin man. : SLATS
34. Snug homes. : COTES
37. Sporting feathers. : BEPLUMED
39. Out-of-this-world TV program. : STARTREK
42. Lariat. : RIATA
44. Seaweed substance. : AGAR
47. Fashion plates. : SWELLS
49. Responds to stimuli. : REACTS
51. Blessed: Lat. : BEATA
52. Military sites: Abbr. : AFBS
53. Part of a pump. : SOLE
54. Reliable. : TRUE
55. Mal de ___. : TETE
56. Victim: Slang. : GOAT
57. Spanish jar. : OLLA
58. Poetic contraction. : NEER
60. Took a trick. : WON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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