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New York Times, Tuesday, January 13, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,458
Across
1. Vespid : WASP
5. "Nutmeg Tree" author : SHARP
10. Bridge term : SLAM
14. ___ Cinders : ELLA
15. Lobster roe : CORAL
16. Half: Prefix : HEMI
17. Contest : BOUT
18. Trustworthy : ONTHELEVEL
20. Phantom : SPECTRE
22. Former dictator : STALIN
23. Pays attention to : HEEDS
25. S.R.O. offering : HIT
26. Supporting bars : STRUTS
29. Expresses a beef : PROTESTS
34. Figure of speech : TROPE
35. Span : PAIR
36. Complain : RAIL
37. Dutch measure : AAM
38. Brilliant : STELLAR
41. Call ___ day : ITA
42. Golfers' problems : LIES
44. Rank very high : RATE
45. Impatiently eager : ITCHY
47. Locale of Service works : KLONDIKE
49. Brings up : RAISES
50. Constellation : ARA
51. Up and ___ : DOING
53. Add : APPEND
56. New : UNTRIED
60. Fall guys : SCAPEGOATS
62. Millay : EDNA
63. Common French verb : ETRE
64. French river : LOIRE
65. Did a base-running job : SLID
66. Political division : WARD
67. Went astray : ERRED
68. Soothe: Lat. : SEDO
Down
1. Intricate patterns : WEBS
2. Unbalanced : ALOP
3. Slip off course : SLUE
4. End a quarrel : PATCHUP
5. Orchestrations : SCORES
6. Sharpened : HONED
7. Carney : ART
8. Cheers : RAHS
9. Superabundance : PLETHORA
10. Protection : SHELTER
11. Jacob's son : LEVI
12. Hymn word : AMEN
13. Wire measure : MIL
19. Addition for café : LAIT
21. French heads : TETES
24. Splintered, in dialect : SPALTED
26. Move furtively : STALK
27. Follow : TRAIL
28. Lover : ROMEO
30. Upset: Colloq. : RILE
31. Eastern ketches : SAICS
32. Share of income for church : TITHE
33. Destroys : SLAYS
35. Summit : PEAK
39. Percussion instrument : TRIANGLE
40. Laughing : RIANT
43. Answered sharply : SNAPPED
46. Violent woman : TIGRESS
48. Endure: Scot. : DREE
49. Washed lightly : RINSED
52. Bizarre : OUTRE
53. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
54. Henry VIII's Catherine : PARR
55. Entry : DOOR
57. Inconsequential : IDLE
58. Oklahoma city : ENID
59. Pedestal part : DADO
60. Stitch : SEW
61. Broadcast : AIR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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