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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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Across
1. Hindu goddess : SRI
4. Hardwood trees : TEAKS
9. All: Lat. : OMNIS
14. Haw's partner : HEM
15. Book of the Bible : HOSEA
16. Marine hazards : REEFS
17. Itinerant Johnny : APPLESEED
19. "What's It All About, ___?" : ALFIE
20. Movie maker's light : KLIEG
21. Moderately slow, in music : ANDANTE
23. Spat : OYSTER
25. Police officer: Abbr. : SERG
26. Abbreviation in a rental ad : RMS
29. Chose : TOOK
31. Wedding-notice word : NEE
32. Digit : TOE
33. Manhattan garnishes : CHERRIES
37. Game ___ and seek : OFHIDE
39. "You're pulling ___" : MYLEG
40. Civil War initials : GAR
42. Was "in" : RATED
43. "Easy ___" : DOESIT
45. Happily : CHEERILY
47. Watercourse: Abbr. : RIV
48. Buchwald : ART
50. Used credit : OWED
51. Religious group: Abbr. : SDA
52. Tarts : PIES
54. Bible book : ESTHER
58. Subjects of a discourse : THEMATA
61. Linen : TOILE
62. "___ far, far better thing . . . " : ITISA
64. Hand grenade : PINEAPPLE
66. Impassive : STOIC
67. Illusory paintings : OPART
68. Footlike part : PES
69. Talking bird : MYNAH
70. Home of sorts : TEPEE
71. Person : ONE
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1. Military cap : SHAKO
2. Answer : REPLY
3. Bands of Kaffir warriors : IMPIS
4. Ty Cobb : THEGEORGIAPEACH
5. Dawn goddess : EOS
6. Cruising : ASEA
7. Wails : KEENS
8. Darken : SADDEN
9. South African province : ORANGEFREESTATE
10. Relent : MELT
11. Egyptian queen : NEFERTITI
12. "___ Were King" : IFI
13. Direction : SSE
18. Belles-___ : LETTRES
22. Mars: Prefix : AREO
24. Early Tuileries resident : ROI
27. Seventh Ave. figure : MODEL
28. Unkempt : SEEDY
30. Barrel : KEG
33. Naval officers: Abbr. : CMDRS
34. Head bone : HYOID
35. Height : ELEVATION
36. U. S. Indian : SAC
38. Style of car : HARDTOP
41. Greek letter : RHO
44. Clip : TRIM
46. Ram's mate : EWE
49. Dome of note : TEAPOT
53. Stalk : STIPE
55. Congo sight : HIPPO
56. Actress Terry : ELLEN
57. Della or Pee Wee : REESE
59. Chinese dynasty : HSIA
60. "I never take ___ after dinner" : ANAP
62. Doctrine : ISM
63. Inter-office machine: Abbr. : TTY
65. Before, poetically : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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