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New York Times, Wednesday, January 14, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B H }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,459
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1. Study : READ
5. Enthusiasm : ZEAL
9. Bantu-speaking native : KAFIR
14. Escutcheon fillet : ORLE
15. Own: Prefix : IDIO
16. Baffle : ELUDE
17. Trouncing : WALLOPING
19. Tore down : RAZED
20. Organic compound : ESTER
21. Perpetuates : ETERNIZES
23. Himalayan cedar : DEODAR
25. Notice : SEE
26. Japanese general : TOJO
29. Make happy : PLEASE
34. Darn, for one : EXPLETIVE
39. A Nicholas : SANTA
40. Place : AREA
41. Shots that go past target : OVERS
43. Canonized women: Abbr. : STES
44. Yellow-flowered herb : TANSY
46. Schumann-Heink : ERNESTINE
48. Plan of procedure : SYSTEM
50. Dress style : TENT
51. Drunkard : SOT
53. Fill a cliffhanger's role : DANGLE
58. Doubts : QUESTIONS
64. Navigation aid : LORAN
65. Immoderate : UNDUE
66. Treacherous footing : QUICKSAND
68. ___ by verdict, in law : AIDER
69. Arm bone : ULNA
70. ___ homo : ECCE
71. Certain copies, for short : STATS
72. Primary: Abbr. : ELEM
73. Source : SEED
1. Propelled : ROWED
2. Remove : ERASE
3. ___ the good : ALLTO
4. Took out : DELED
5. Kind of code : ZIP
6. Lady of song : EDIE
7. "There ___ no Santa Claus" : AINT
8. Theater seats : LOGES
9. Centers : KERNELS
10. Asian range : ALAI
11. Police: Slang : FUZZ
12. French notion : IDEE
13. Russians : REDS
18. Sound off : ORATE
22. Cloth : REP
24. Newspaper part, for short : ROTO
27. Swing music : JIVE
28. Manifest : OVERT
30. Direction : EAST
31. Against : ANTI
32. British gun : STEN
33. Comfort : EASE
34. Food: Colloq. : EATS
35. Photo of sorts : XRAY
36. Jails : PENS
37. Shoemaker's item : LAST
38. Sea bird : ERNE
42. Forward : SEND
45. Days past, to poets : YESTERS
47. Plant part : STALK
49. French pronoun : MOI
52. Brimless hat : TOQUE
54. Snoops : NOSES
55. A Coolidge : GRACE
56. Old weapon : LANCE
57. Over : ENDED
58. European herons : QUAS
59. Single thing : UNIT
60. Icelandic literary work : EDDA
61. Fat : SUET
62. Void : NULL
63. Math term : SINE
67. English river : CAM

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

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