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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,963
Across
1. Run-of-the-mill. : USUAL
6. Youth group. : BSA
9. Secret hiding place. : CACHE
14. Very friendly: Colloq. : PALLY
15. Massachusetts cape. : ANN
16. Powdered lava. : ASHES
17. Headwear of a kind. : SUNBONNET
19. Cowpony. : PAINT
20. Greek letter. : ETA
21. Aircraft housing. : NACELLE
23. ___-Magnon. : CRO
24. Plastic gadgets for golfers. : TEES
26. Peninsula of Asia. : KOREA
27. Jump rope. : SKIP
28. Originator in the field of fiction. : POE
30. Misprints. : ERRATA
32. Inn of the Canterbury pilgrims. : TABARD
35. Humbled. : DEGRADED
38. Retired professors. : EMERITI
40. Scholars' concern. : DEGREES
41. Medieval guitars. : GITTERNS
43. Most positive. : SUREST
44. Dip the colors. : SALUTE
45. Average grade. : CEE
46. "Give a ___." : DAMN
48. Tuneful refrain. : TRALA
50. Flourish. : DASH
54. I: Lat. : EGO
55. Hymn tune. : CHORALE
57. Affliction. : WOE
58. Flower. : CANNA
60. Very important. : MOMENTOUS
62. Take ___ at. : APEEK
63. Honshu bay. : ISE
64. Popular game. : DARTS
65. Historic isle of the Philippines. : LEYTE
66. Realm: Abbr. : TER
67. Hebrew letter: Var. : SADHE
Down
1. Unexpected defeat. : UPSET
2. Pan-fry. : SAUTE
3. Radial bones. : ULNAE
4. Priestly robe. : ALB
5. French city on the Rhone. : LYON
6. Venetian house of finance. : BANCO
7. Showed disdain. : SNEERED
8. Like a moose. : ANTLERED
9. Mantle. : CAPE
10. Brown ___ berry. : ASA
11. Titmouse. : CHICKADEE
12. Toulouse-Lautrec. : HENRI
13. Bar by law. : ESTOP
18. Plain facts. : NAKEDTRUTH
22. Extensive. : LARGESCALE
25. One of great endurance. : SPARTAN
27. Featured. : STARRED
29. Bay window. : ORIEL
31. Have words. : ARGUE
32. Sheep in its second year. : TEG
33. Parisian's friend. : AMI
34. ___ on (wagers). : BETSMONEY
36. Noun suffixes. : EES
37. Time abbreviation. : DST
39. Insert. : INTROMIT
42. Maritime herb. : SEAROSE
46. Decorative sticker. : DECAL
47. Open-mouthed. : AGAPE
49. Debussy opus. : LAMER
51. "___ to the wise . . . " : AWORD
52. Dixie. : SOUTH
53. Part of West Germany. : HESSE
55. Edible of adage. : CAKE
56. Football players. : ENDS
59. Snood. : NET
61. Chinese pagoda. : TAA

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

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