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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 Down
1. 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
18. Title: Abbr. : ESQ
19. Holly : ILEX
20. Of yore : OLDEN
21. Negri of the silents : POLA
22. Livingston's part of Africa : DARKEST
24. Constellation : ARIES
27. Beldames : CRONES
29. Musical instrument : BANJO
30. Central state : IOWA
31. Leg up : HELP
35. Within: Prefix : ENTO
36. Principal force : BRUNT
37. Popular color : AQUA
38. Famed couturier : DIOR
39. Impersonates : ACTS
40. Kind of practice : SKULL
41. Set right : ADJUST
43. "Mack the Knife" creator : WEILL
44. ___ a sheet : WHITEAS
47. Honor cards : ACES
49. Ancient Greek dialect : IONIC
50. Found a line : SIRE
51. Twice : BIS
54. Part of a Keep Out sign : PRIVATEPROPERTY
58. Advantage : EDGE
59. Pronoun : OURS
60. Smutch : STAIN
61. Part of D. V. : DEO
62. Snoop : PRY
63. Latin "to be" : ESSE
1. Carry on : WAGE
2. Class comprising the birds : AVES
3. French numeral : CINQ
4. Corrida kudos : OLE
5. Nut: Fr. : NOIX
6. Show ___ : BIZ
7. Red or Black : SEA
8. Rectifier : DIODE
9. Sea eagles : ERNES
10. Common contraction : WASNT
12. 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
46. ___ Jones, English architect : INIGO
48. ___-Magnon : CRO
50. Nimble : SPRY
51. Arm, in France : BRAS
52. "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
53. Auld lang ___ : SYNE
55. Summit : TOP
56. 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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