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New York Times, Friday, January 23, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across
1. Greek god : ARES
5. Military cap : KEPI
9. Type of soil : LOAM
13. Management : SUPERINTENDENCE
17. Wells Fargo, T.W.A., etc. : PRIVATECARRIERS
18. ___-fixe : IDEE
19. Born, in France : NEE
20. Vast amount : SEA
21. Old Greek festival : DELIA
23. Wayside shrub : SUMAC
25. Music maker : CELLO
26. Do fancywork : TAT
27. Track-meet event : DASH
30. Harness part : HAME
31. Callao coin : SOL
32. N. Y. Representative : CELLER
34. Baba : ALI
35. Displayed in a showy way : PARADED
37. Rubber tree : ULE
38. Time interval : PERIOD
40. Zuyder ___ : ZEE
41. Police problem : RIOT
42. Pshaw! : RATS
43. Kitchen utensil : PAN
44. Realities : FACTS
45. Scent : ATTAR
47. Tiny insects : MITES
48. Greek letter : TAU
51. Poetic contraction : EER
52. Bank of type : FONT
53. Stroke for Weissmuller : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
59. Large Arctic fish : GREENLANDSHARKS
60. Poet Teasdale : SARA
61. Auld lang ___ : SYNE
62. Woman with a ___ : PAST
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1. Crawly creature : ASP
2. Capek classic : RUR
3. Finial : EPI
4. Spanish city : SEVILLE
5. Joint : KNEE
6. Common abbr. : ETC
7. G. W. Carver's specialty : PEANUT
8. Against property, in law : INREM
9. Garland : LEI
10. Purse contents : ONES
11. Israeli port : ACRE
12. City in Arizona : MESA
14. Uncle Don's medium : RADIO
15. Willow genus : ITEA
16. Feared : DREADED
21. Tradesman : DEALER
22. Site of Mark Twain's grave : ELMIRA
23. Big name in Portugal : SALAZAR
24. Western state: Abbr. : CAL
25. Fellow : CHAP
26. Rock pinnacle : TOR
28. Artificial stream : SLUICE
29. Spartan slaves : HELOTS
31. ___ Sack : SAD
32. Letter : CEE
33. Soaks, as flax : RETS
35. Side entrance : POSTERN
36. Room : DEN
39. Isn't ___ shame? : ITA
41. Hopeless situation : RATTRAP
43. Longshot bet : PARLAY
44. Small bird : FINCH
46. Ducks : TEALS
47. Belgian city : MONS
48. Labels : TAGS
49. Emanation : AURA
50. Customer : USER
52. Lose vigor : FADE
54. Beverage : TEA
55. Tourist haven : INN
56. Constellation : ARA
57. Parts of mos. : WKS
58. W. W. II craft : LST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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