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New York Times, Saturday, November 21, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,770
Across
1. Spume : FOAM
5. Shrewd : CUTE
9. ___ of roses : ATTAR
14. Counteractive agents : ANTIDOTES
16. Terra ___ : FIRMA
17. Old or New : TESTAMENT
18. "I wasn't there," e.g. : ALIBI
19. Plays the villain : SNEERS
20. Timetable abbr. : ARR
22. Gentle or Big : BEN
23. Harem rooms : ODAS
24. Cloudless : AZURE
27. Hound : CUR
28. "___ of bricks" : ATON
29. Imitations : APINGS
32. Stake : WAGER
36. "You're the ___" : ONE
38. Strengthen defenses : REARM
39. Act in "East Lynne" : EMOTE
40. He's overboard : MAN
41. Nickname : ELLIE
42. Concerning : ABOUT
43. Texas college : SMU
44. The good guys : POSSE
45. U.S. publishing family : RIDDER
47. Apple tosser : ERIS
49. Golf accessory : TEE
50. Pluto : HADES
52. Beverages : ALES
56. Western Indian : SIA
57. Old ___ : SOL
58. Neighbor of Arizona : SONORA
60. Sculpture piece : TORSO
62. Specious reasoning : CASUISTRY
65. ___ space : OUTER
66. Precedes : ANTEDATES
67. Last traces : ASHES
68. Ointment : NARD
69. Fix over : REDO
Down
1. Nickname of sorts : FATSO
2. Days ___ : ONEND
3. Confused : ATSEA
4. Small sums : MITES
5. Space group : COMSAT
6. Western Indian : UTE
7. Five and ___ : TEN
8. To be: Sp. : ESTAR
9. In the distance : AFAR
10. Sesame : TIL
11. Courts : TRIBUNALS
12. Whale secretion : AMBERGRIS
13. Kind of dance : RAIN
15. Women's org. : DAR
21. Gov't agency : REA
25. Streaks upward : ZOOMS
26. Not identified : UNNAMED
27. Heaven: Sp. : CIELO
28. Ridge : ARETE
30. Gets ready : PREPS
31. Duck : SMEE
32. Erode : WEAR
33. "Yet Brutus says he was ___" : AMBITIOUS
34. Pearl Buck topic : GOODEARTH
35. Musical study : ETUDE
37. Accustom: Var. : ENURE
46. Greek letter : RHO
48. Came out : ISSUED
51. Highway : ALCAN
52. Converts to Islam : ANSAR
53. Miss Lehmann : LOTTE
54. Mistook : ERRED
55. Authority : SAYSO
56. Portico : STOA
57. Fate: Lat. : SORS
59. Shaped like: Suffix : OID
61. Holy ___ : SEE
63. Collection : ANA
64. Not crooked: Abbr. : STR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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