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New York Times, Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,354
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1. Game. : GOLF
5. Circumspect. : CHARY
10. Drink excessively. : TOPE
14. Melody. : ARIA
15. Hebrew prophet. : HOSEA
16. Mineral. : OPAL
17. Restaurateur's concern. : MENU
18. Embarrass. : ABASH
19. Act jauntily. : PERK
20. Diagnostic hammers. : PLEXORS
22. Canadian city. : TORONTO
24. Place. : PUT
25. Readily. : SOON
26. Arenas. : THEATERS
31. Assertions. : SAYSOS
35. Word of disgust. : RATS
36. Costly. : RICH
38. Witty. : SMART
39. Tree. : ASH
40. Onslaught. : ASSAULT
42. Farrow. : MIA
43. Vapor. : STEAM
45. Famed lioness. : ELSA
46. Lout. : BOOR
47. Unruly brat. : HELLER
49. Ambitious one. : ASPIRANT
51. Layer. : LEAF
53. Solicit. : WOO
54. Polish dance. : MAZURKA
57. Clumsy workers. : TINKERS
61. Asian river. : AMUR
62. Troy, to Greeks. : ILION
64. Departure. : EXIT
65. Top-notch. : AONE
66. Jargon. : SLANG
67. Rapid current. : RACE
68. Sideslip. : SKID
69. Impends. : HANGS
70. Diving duck. : SMEW
1. Dickensian umbrella. : GAMP
2. Russian city. : OREL
3. Wrinkle. : LINE
4. Indiscretion. : FAUXPAS
5. Hires. : CHARTERS
6. Fireplace parts. : HOBS
7. Biblical king. : ASA
8. Musical marks. : RESTS
9. People in "Gulliver's Travels." : YAHOOS
10. Place-name. : TOPONYM
11. Liberal. : OPEN
12. Constituent. : PART
13. Nevada city. : ELKO
21. Exposed. : OUT
23. Kind of picnic. : ROAST
26. Cheap writing. : TRASH
27. Speed. : HASTE
28. A Barrymore. : ETHEL
29. Revolt. : RISE
30. La ___ of Milan. : SCALA
32. Pacific island group. : SAMOA
33. Constellation. : ORION
34. Set out. : START
37. Czech martyr. : HUSS
40. Moslem prince. : AMEER
41. Plovers. : LAPWINGS
44. Charmed. : ALLURED
46. Agents. : BROKERS
48. Dashing. : RAKISH
50. Charged particle. : ION
52. Composer Manuel de ___. : FALLA
54. Dutch river. : MAAS
55. Frenzied. : AMOK
56. Indian tribe. : ZUNI
57. Oriental group. : TONG
58. Written or oral. : EXAM
59. U.S. dramatist. : RICE
60. Dish. : STEW
63. Fleming. : IAN

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