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New York Times, Monday, September 30, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,988

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Roger of baseball. : MARIS
6. Tumbler. : GLASS
11. Trivial detail. : MINUTIA
13. Deflected impacts. : GLANCES
15. Elephant, donkey, etc. : ANIMALS
16. Glowing. : RADIANT
17. Roadside eyesore. : DUMP
18. Tangy jelly. : ASPIC
20. Plum. : SLOE
21. ___ great rate. : ATA
22. Sacred book. : PSALTER
24. Before: Prefix. : PRE
25. Rhythm. : METER
27. Aye. : YES
28. Goal of a kind. : IDEAL
30. Cut. : SEVERED
32. Hesperus and Regulus. : STARS
33. Southwest wind. : AFER
34. Nijinsky role, in ballet. : FAUN
35. Agreed (with). : SIDED
37. Treelike tropical plants. : BANANAS
40. More delicate. : FINER
41. Stir up. : FAN
42. Musical instruments of yore. : LYRES
44. Where London is: Abbr. : ONT
45. Puck and others. : SPRITES
48. Informal term of address. : MAC
49. Frosted. : ICED
51. Aged: Lat. abbr. : AETAT
52. Tonic extract from a nut. : COLA
53. Arranged in rows. : SERIATE
55. Clipped. : SHEARED
57. Clipped. : TRIMMED
58. Grumbles: Colloq. : YAMMERS
59. Eastern title. : EMEER
60. Of necessity (with "must"). : NEEDS
Down
1. Record of proceedings. : MINUTES
2. Enliven. : ANIMATE
3. Kind ot steak. : RUMP
4. Give ___ whirl. : ITA
5. The "Weaver of Raveloe." : SILAS
6. Candied. : GLACE
7. Youth. : LAD
8. Cuckoos. : ANIS
9. Broadway character. : SCALPER
10. Hacienda dwellers. : SENORAS
11. Palindromic title. : MADAM
12. Analyst of a kind. : ASSAYER
13. Southern food item. : GRITS
14. Structural material. : STEEL
19. Begged. : PLED
22. Values more highly. : PREFERS
23. Ceremonials. : RITUALS
26. Dodge. : EVADE
29. First name in show biz. : DANNY
31. Strawberry. : RED
32. ___ Juan. : SAN
34. Imagination. : FANTASY
35. Unfeigned. : SINCERE
36. Meantime. : INTERIM
37. Night crawlers. : BAIT
38. Like some cars. : ARMORED
39. Weights-and-measures officials. : SEALERS
40. Pass off (on). : FOIST
41. Let go. : FREED
43. Lots: Colloq. : SCADS
46. Father. : PATER
47. One of the Allens. : ETHAN
50. Petty sum. : DIME
52. Added up (to). : CAME
54. Soul: Fr. : AME
56. Scottish uncle. : EME

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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