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New York Times, Friday, January 2, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,447
Across
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Wagons-___ : LITS
5
Trick : WILE
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Okefenokee : SWAMP
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Unbalanced : ALOP
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"Pretty maids, all in ___" : AROW
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Kind of TV film : PILOT
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Deadpan : POKERFACE
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Aleutian island : UNALASKA
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British statesman and others : EDENS
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Controversial media plan : PAYTV
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Restless sleeper : TOSSER
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Lacking : ABSENT
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Abominable snowman : YETI
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Hubbub : ADO
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Escort : GUIDER
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Old expletive : EGAD
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Song birds : LINNETS
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Exhausted : FORDONE
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Share of group expenses : ANTE
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Room recess : ALCOVE
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Compass point : SSE
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London tourist attraction : SOHO
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Approached : NEARED
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Chemicals : ETHERS
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Union general : MEADE
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Bread spread : HONEY
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Admits to office : SWEARSIN
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Worship : ADORE
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Tough : HARDNOSED
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Mastic : RESIN
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Greedy : AVID
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Hamlet : DANE
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Facts : DATA
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Viewed : EYED
Down
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Accept eagerly : LAPUP
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Grape : TOKAY
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Wheat of Europe : SPELT
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Women of the military : WAFS
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Asian republic: Var. : IRAK
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Fixed : LOCATED
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Sheep : EWE
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Gushes: Var. : SPUES
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Irrational : WILDEYED
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Trusted friends : ALTEREGOS
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Daybreak : MORN
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"Harper Valley" and others : PTAS
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Lay waste : RAVAGE
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"___ the road" : ONEFOR
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Endeavored : STROVE
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Flammable gas : BUTANE
28
Baseball Hall-of-Famer : SISLER
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Takes the sun : TANS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Exclamation : ALAS
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Mighty: Prefix : DINO
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Precisely : ONTHENOSE
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Modern : NEOTERIC
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Navajo, for one : REDMAN
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Tapioca source : CASSAVA
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Animal : HYENA
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Destroy slowly : ERODE
51
Test : ASSAY
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Chemical compound : DIENE
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Over : ENDED
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___-kiri : HARA
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East German border river : ODER
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Sealed order : WRIT
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Norse writings : EDDA
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Held : HAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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