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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { H K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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C
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J
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,735
Across
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Maxwell : CAR
4
Rank above maj. : LTCOL
9
Guide : LEAD
13
Stead : LIEU
15
Redolence : AROMA
16
Suffix with din or pal : ETTE
17
Churchill's successor : EDEN
18
Powers: Lat. : VIRES
19
Fish : TUNA
20
Denture bite, so to speak : FALSEIMPRESSION
23
___ good advantage : USETO
24
Fabulous bird : ROC
25
"___ down his throat" : RAMIT
28
Old English money : ORA
30
City south of Portland : SALEM
34
Hams it up : EMOTES
36
"___ aboard!" : ALL
38
Mother of Pollux : LEDA
39
Drag strip : CIGARETTEFILTER
42
Worn to ___ : ANUB
43
Metric measure : ARE
44
Brand : STIGMA
45
Surveys : POLLS
47
"___ were king" : IFI
49
Ermine : STOAT
50
Approximate flight hour: Abbr. : ETD
52
Type of ink : INDIA
54
Tokyo lifeguard, in a way : JAPANESESANDMAN
61
Smart one : ALEC
62
Playwright Padraic : COLUM
63
Prefix with space or naut : AERO
64
Four-handed exercise : DUET
65
Confuse : ADDLE
66
Tubers : YAMS
67
Sovereigns: Abbr. : EMPS
68
Wears : LASTS
69
Sodium hydroxide : LYE
Down
1
Bar figure : CLEF
2
Radamès's beloved : AIDA
3
Film part : REEL
4
"___ en Rose" : LAVIE
5
___ size (cut down) : TRIMTO
6
Bare midriffs, in a way : CORPORATEFIELDS
7
Hebrew measure : OMER
8
Beam : LASER
9
Possible last words for "Life With Father" : LETSCALLITADAY
10
Small case : ETUI
11
___ extra cost : ATNO
12
Dizzy : DEAN
14
Turns for burlesque performers : UNSUITABLEACTS
21
Chemical compound : ESTER
22
Mayday : SOS
25
Summary : RECAP
26
Acid : AMINO
27
Powerful person : MOGUL
29
Bar order : ALE
31
Release : LETGO
32
Swelling disease : EDEMA
33
He took a bath : MARAT
35
Main : SEA
37
Baseball positions: Abbr. : LFS
40
Numerical prefix : TRI
41
"___ the bag" : ITSIN
46
Penn, for one: Abbr. : STN
48
Scurrility : INSULT
51
Design transfer : DECAL
53
Knights' wives : DAMES
54
Weary : JADE
55
Styptic : ALUM
56
Kind of show : PEEP
57
Beverage : SODA
58
Type of ticket : MEAL
59
Host : ARMY
60
Pry : NOSE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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