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New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,746

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Political group : BLOC
5. Finns' neighbors : LAPPS
10. Tax : SCOT
14. Mauna Loa coating : LAVA
15. Frightening : EERIE
16. Loyal : TRUE
17. "___ There" : OVER
18. Figure of speech : TROPE
19. Cinderella garb : RAGS
20. Dovetailing piece : TENON
22. Lapse : OVERSIGHT
24. Small people : MIDGES
26. Kind of pudding : HASTY
27. Wane : EBB
30. Henry VIII's sixth : PARR
31. Knack : ART
32. Nullify : VOID
34. License-plate attachment : TAB
35. Thaws : DEICES
39. Temporary : INTERIM
41. Hilltop fort : REDOUBT
42. Assignment : LESSON
43. Thing of beauty : GEM
44. Character in "Quo Vadis" : NERO
45. Running game : TAG
46. Welsh name : EVAN
48. Plant : SOW
49. Customers : USERS
52. Implement for Rodin : CHISEL
54. Chokes : THROTTLES
56. Thoreau outings : WALKS
60. Theatrical award : TONY
61. Old district of Asia Minor : IONIA
63. Not mad : SANE
64. Canal : ERIE
65. Football kicks : PUNTS
66. Throw off : EMIT
67. Musical instrument : REED
68. Hide : STASH
69. Exclamation : RATS
Down
1. Design in Rorschach test : BLOT
2. Bathe : LAVE
3. Wall appliance : OVEN
4. Pool shot : CAROM
5. Tennis term : LET
6. Radio message : AEROGRAM
7. Byword : PROVERB
8. Pan's creation : PIPES
9. Prophet : SEER
10. Arrangement of parallel bands : STRIATION
11. Steep rocks : CRAGS
12. "You ___ to be in pictures" : OUGHT
13. Snappish : TESTY
21. Check sharply : NIP
23. Particle : SHRED
25. Going out in a way : DATING
27. Corrupt : EVIL
28. Kind of china : BONE
29. Bridle parts : BITS
31. Moreover: Sp. : ADEMAS
33. Leveled : DESTROYED
36. Intimations : CUES
37. Spanish river : EBRO
38. Arrange compactly : STOW
40. Cook-out : ROAST
41. Returns to the scene : REVISITS
43. Place of suffering : GEHENNA
47. Fresh : NEW
49. Complete : UTTER
50. Prop up : SHORE
51. Man's nickname : ERNIE
52. Flat-headed nail : CLOUT
53. Beam : LASER
55. Upsets : TIPS
57. Lhasa V.I.P. : LAMA
58. Grow together : KNIT
59. Matched groups : SETS
62. Certain Wednesday : ASH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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