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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F G J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,326
Across
1. Garments. : SKIRTS
7. Smeared in a way. : TARRED
13. Kind of convention. : ANNUAL
14. Turn away. : ALIENATE
17. Spirit. : METTLE
18. Fifth wheel at the card table. : KIBITZER
19. Scrooge word. : BAH
20. Grant. : CEDE
22. Adorn. : DRESS
23. Drinks. : ADES
25. Pick-me-up. : TONIC
28. Spanish direction. : ESTE
29. Equality. : PAR
31. A Beatle instrument. : SITAR
33. Adjusted. : ALINED
36. Patronage. : NEPOTISM
41. Drinking sprees: Colloq. : BENDERS
43. Complained. : REPINED
44. Synthetic resin product. : BAKELITE
46. Cars. : SEDANS
47. Kind of whale. : SPERM
49. Enervate. : SAP
50. Irish island. : ARAN
54. Narrow ridge. : STRIA
56. Pitcher parts. : LIPS
59. English county. : DEVON
61. College study. : ARTS
63. Presidential nickname. : CAL
64. Word in a Dreiser title. : AMERICAN
67. Sound in a way. : TINKLE
69. Stagnant. : MORIBUND
70. Anointed, old style. : ANELED
71. Sips. : TASTES
72. Coat part. : REVERS
Down
1. Dance. : SAMBA
2. Do a massage job. : KNEAD
3. Hale. : INTHEPINK
4. Furrow. : RUT
5. After-bath item. : TALC
6. Precipitation. : SLEET
7. Hoodwinked. : TAKENIN
8. Baba. : ALI
9. Josh. : RIB
10. N. Y. newspaper name. : REID
11. Between: Fr. : ENTRE
12. Stuns. : DAZES
15. Examination. : TEST
16. Gaelic. : ERSE
21. ___ Passos. : DOS
24. Famous jockey. : SANDE
26. Strada's predecessor. : ITER
27. Cod and others. : CAPES
30. Fishing equipment. : REELS
32. Painters. : ROPES
33. Warp yarn. : ABB
34. Shoe material: Abbr. : LEA
35. Leaks. : DRIPS
37. Kind of wave. : TIDAL
38. Beset. : INAPICKLE
39. Lawmaker: Abbr. : SEN
40. A.M.A. men. : MDS
42. Printer's direction. : STET
45. Missions. : ERRANDS
48. Russian village. : MIR
50. Economist Smith. : ADAM
51. San ___. : REMO
52. Ward off. : AVERT
53. Water wheel. : NORIA
55. Essence. : ATTAR
57. More faint. : PALER
58. Pungs. : SLEDS
60. His ___. : NIBS
62. Math term. : SINE
65. Miss, as a class. : CUT
66. French donkey. : ANE
68. State: Abbr. : NEV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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