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New York Times, Saturday, October 31, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,749
Across
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City of Texas : WACO
5
U. S. research org. : NBS
8
Droplets : DEW
11
City of Spain : AVILA
13
___ gras : FOIE
14
Star in Cetus : MIRA
15
Some platitudes : GENERALIZATIONS
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Title: Abbr. : ESQ
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Holly : ILEX
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Of yore : OLDEN
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Negri of the silents : POLA
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Livingston's part of Africa : DARKEST
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Constellation : ARIES
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Beldames : CRONES
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Musical instrument : BANJO
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Central state : IOWA
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Leg up : HELP
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Principal force : BRUNT
37
Popular color : AQUA
38
Famed couturier : DIOR
39
Impersonates : ACTS
40
Kind of practice : SKULL
41
Set right : ADJUST
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"Mack the Knife" creator : WEILL
44
___ a sheet : WHITEAS
47
Honor cards : ACES
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Ancient Greek dialect : IONIC
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Found a line : SIRE
51
Twice : BIS
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Part of a Keep Out sign : PRIVATEPROPERTY
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Advantage : EDGE
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Pronoun : OURS
60
Smutch : STAIN
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Part of D. V. : DEO
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Snoop : PRY
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Latin "to be" : ESSE
Down
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Carry on : WAGE
2
Class comprising the birds : AVES
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French numeral : CINQ
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Corrida kudos : OLE
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Nut: Fr. : NOIX
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Show ___ : BIZ
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Red or Black : SEA
8
Rectifier : DIODE
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Sea eagles : ERNES
10
Common contraction : WASNT
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Musical direction : ARIOSO
13
Sideshow attraction : FLEACIRCUS
14
Fountain items : MILKSHAKES
16
The works : ALL
17
Sped : TORE
21
Disparaging : PEJORATIVE
22
Below : DOWNSTAIRS
23
Art course: Abbr. : ANAT
24
Not up : ABED
25
Rajah's spouse : RANI
26
Preposition : INTO
28
One-sided wins : ROUTS
32
Prefix with valent : EQUI
33
Quiet spell : LULL
34
Cloy : PALL
36
___ California : BAJA
40
Cleans up : SWEEPS
42
Numerical prefix : DECA
44
Towelled : WIPED
45
Multitude : HORDE
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___ Jones, English architect : INIGO
48
___-Magnon : CRO
50
Nimble : SPRY
51
Arm, in France : BRAS
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"How sweet ___!" : ITIS
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Auld lang ___ : SYNE
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Summit : TOP
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Land mass: Abbr. : EUR
57
Juin, juillet et août : ETE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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