No, not even close. Why?
I thought you were saying the depressions that are on the blue '68 hood were filled on the '69 Mustang with the clay scoop/raised area. I guess I was not picking up on what exactly you were pointing out.
I would agree that there seems to be no way that the '69 hood could open properly unless they had some special hinges that moved it forward before proceeding upward. I would think the whole reason for the raised area would be to clear a tall induction setup. If you want to take in air at the cowl, just put a scoop there and forget about the hood. You don't really even need a scoop at the cowl as the high pressure is already there without a scoop assisting it.