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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
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Houses : ABODES
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Open wide : GAPE
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Initials for pre-A.D. period : BCE
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Least deranged : SANEST
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Film developer's coating : EMULSION
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General under Napoleon : KLEBER
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Forbearing : TOLERANT
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Wagon-___ : LIT
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Decline : EBB
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Protective shelter : SCONCE
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Asteroid : MINORPLANET
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Despicable person : CUR
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South wind: Sp. : OSTRO
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With a needle: Prefix : ACU
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Rises up : REARS
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Had a bite : ATE
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Male wading bird : COCKRAIL
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City in Thailand : BANGKOK
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Crisp fabric : TAFFETA
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Proxima ___, nearest star : CENTAURI
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Yule fuel : LOG
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Behind, nautically : ABAFT
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Deviate : ERR
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Form of Helen : ELENA
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Abbreviation on a map : LON
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Tourism of the future : SPACETRAVEL
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Hitchcock film : PSYCHO
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Much ___ about . . . : ADO
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Pop : DAD
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Sprayed: Var. : ATOMISED
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Loud reveler : RIOTER
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Plot : CONSPIRE
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Commotion : UPROAR
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Scotsman's one : ANE
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Village, in Africa : STAD
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Neckwear : SCARFS
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Invite : ASK
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Ancient catapult : BALLISTA
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Decimal part : ONEINTEN
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One in the red : DEBTOR
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Compass point : ESE
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Throat infection, for short : STREP
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Retrieve : GETBACK
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I love, to Caesar : AMO
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Peas, beans, etc. : PULSE
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One who provokes thrills : ELECTRIFIER
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Girl's name meaning white : BIANCA
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Coincide : CONCUR
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Comes in : ENTERS
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Rialto sign : SRO
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Pekoe from Ceylon : BLACKTEA
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Biblical kingdom : MOAB
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Astronauts' craft : ROCKETSHIPS
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Fed : NURTURED
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Leprechaun : ELF
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One: Br. dialect : OON
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Swiss river : AAR
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Arithmetic initials : GCF
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Lift : ELEVATOR
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Unable to sense pitch : TONEDEAF
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Bedouin head cord : AGAL
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Having a series of arches : ARCADED
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Llama's relative : ALPACA
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Scene of a tea party : BOSTON
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Tennis, ___? : ANYONE
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Iowa town : LADORA
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Assert as a fact : POSIT
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Molding on a column base : TORUS
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Metric measures: Abbr. : CMS
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Period : ERA
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A hundredth: Abbr. : IPC
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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