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New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,476
Across
1. Houses : ABODES
7. Open wide : GAPE
11. Initials for pre-A.D. period : BCE
14. Least deranged : SANEST
15. Film developer's coating : EMULSION
17. General under Napoleon : KLEBER
18. Forbearing : TOLERANT
19. Wagon-___ : LIT
20. Decline : EBB
22. Protective shelter : SCONCE
23. Asteroid : MINORPLANET
26. Despicable person : CUR
27. South wind: Sp. : OSTRO
28. With a needle: Prefix : ACU
29. Rises up : REARS
31. Had a bite : ATE
32. Male wading bird : COCKRAIL
35. City in Thailand : BANGKOK
37. Crisp fabric : TAFFETA
41. Proxima ___, nearest star : CENTAURI
43. Yule fuel : LOG
44. Behind, nautically : ABAFT
47. Deviate : ERR
48. Form of Helen : ELENA
50. Abbreviation on a map : LON
51. Tourism of the future : SPACETRAVEL
54. Hitchcock film : PSYCHO
56. Much ___ about . . . : ADO
57. Pop : DAD
58. Sprayed: Var. : ATOMISED
60. Loud reveler : RIOTER
63. Plot : CONSPIRE
64. Commotion : UPROAR
65. Scotsman's one : ANE
66. Village, in Africa : STAD
67. Neckwear : SCARFS
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1. Invite : ASK
2. Ancient catapult : BALLISTA
3. Decimal part : ONEINTEN
4. One in the red : DEBTOR
5. Compass point : ESE
6. Throat infection, for short : STREP
7. Retrieve : GETBACK
8. I love, to Caesar : AMO
9. Peas, beans, etc. : PULSE
10. One who provokes thrills : ELECTRIFIER
11. Girl's name meaning white : BIANCA
12. Coincide : CONCUR
13. Comes in : ENTERS
16. Rialto sign : SRO
21. Pekoe from Ceylon : BLACKTEA
23. Biblical kingdom : MOAB
24. Astronauts' craft : ROCKETSHIPS
25. Fed : NURTURED
30. Leprechaun : ELF
33. One: Br. dialect : OON
34. Swiss river : AAR
36. Arithmetic initials : GCF
38. Lift : ELEVATOR
39. Unable to sense pitch : TONEDEAF
40. Bedouin head cord : AGAL
42. Having a series of arches : ARCADED
44. Llama's relative : ALPACA
45. Scene of a tea party : BOSTON
46. Tennis, ___? : ANYONE
49. Iowa town : LADORA
52. Assert as a fact : POSIT
53. Molding on a column base : TORUS
55. Metric measures: Abbr. : CMS
59. Period : ERA
61. A hundredth: Abbr. : IPC
62. Transport lines: Abbr. : RRS

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

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