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New York Times, Saturday, January 17, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,462
Across Down
1. Ku ___ : KLUXER
7. Clutch, pouch, etc. : HANDBAGS
15. Crescent-shaped : LUNATE
16. Excessively lazy : OVERIDLE
17. More penetrating : ACUTER
18. Transiently brilliant : METEORIC
19. Greek letters : XIS
20. Caretaker, for short : SUPER
22. Glance: Scot. : GLISK
23. Works of Keats : ODES
25. Edith Cavell : NURSE
27. Used up : ATE
28. Zenith's opposite : NADIR
30. Sorry ones : RUERS
32. ___ Aviv : TEL
33. Seized : TAKEN
35. Thrushes : ROBINS
37. More pallid : WHITER
39. Museum objects : RELICS
40. Actor of "a thousand faces" : CHANEY
41. Easterners out West : DUDES
42. European capital: Abbr. : LON
43. French painter : DEGAS
45. Widow's share : DOWER
49. Increases : ADDS
51. Daggers : DIRKS
53. Girl's name : NONA
54. Artifice : RUSE
55. Harass : BESET
57. Land measures: Abbr. : RDS
58. Chemicals : ENOLATES
61. Kind of apartment : WALKUP
63. Antiquated : TIMEWORN
64. Hazardous : UNSURE
65. Most unrelenting : STERNEST
66. Impoverished one : PAUPER
1. Loud auto horn : KLAXON
2. Brightest star in a constellation : LUCIDA
3. Not accustomed : UNUSED
4. Totem pole : XAT
5. French seasons : ETES
6. Another showing : RERUN
7. Swatter's achievement : HOMERUN
8. Opposed : AVERSE
9. Butterfly gear : NET
10. Small amount : DREG
11. School subject: Abbr. : BIOL
12. Albania's sea : ADRIATIC
13. Shines : GLISTENS
14. Pears : SECKELS
21. Like country air : PURER
24. Demonstrators' device : SITIN
26. Went wrong : ERRED
29. Classified : RATED
31. Did cobbling : SOLED
34. Excited, with "up'" : KEYED
36. Western animal : BISON
37. Exciting reading : WHODUNIT
38. Adonis-like : HANDSOME
39. Crunchy bread slices : RUSKS
40. Wines : CLARETS
41. Lacks the nerve, for short : DARESNT
44. People who mock : GIBERS
46. Excite : WORKUP
47. Experience : ENDURE
48. Abrader : RASPER
50. German anthropologist : SELER
52. Get exclusive control : SEWUP
56. African river : TANA
59. Wheat beard : AWN
60. Digit : TOE
62. Baton Rouge initials : LSU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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