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New York Times, Tuesday, December 1, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,780
Across Down
1. Bay : HOWL
5. Gambling games : KENOS
10. ___ a laugh! : WHAT
14. Drug-yielding plant : ALOE
15. Turkish decree : IRADE
16. "Othello" character : IAGO
17. Special greeting : SINGINGTELEGRAM
20. Blow ___ cold : HOTAND
21. Beer : SUDS
22. Grundy, for one : MRS
23. Attachments : TIES
25. "God bless our home," e.g. : MOTTO
27. Girl of a song : SWEETSUE
31. More insignificant : MEANER
34. Exclamation : AHA
35. Rouses : STIRS
37. Moldings at base of a column : SPIRA
38. Kingfisher's home : NEST
40. ___ la : TRA
41. Arm of Black Sea : AZOV
42. ___ dust : DRYAS
44. Creator of Gerald McBoing-Boing : SEUSS
47. Netherlands town : EDE
48. Toadies : YESMEN
50. Restrained : DETERRED
52. Plaza de ___ : TOROS
54. Laugh, in Paris : RIRE
55. Timetable abbr. : ARR
57. Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
59. Manias : FURORS
63. Moneymaking film : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
66. Onion's cousin : LEEK
67. Girl's name : LEILA
68. Verne's captain : NEMO
69. Companion of bitty : ITTY
70. Laborers of old England : ESNES
71. Destroyed : SLEW
1. Corned-beef dish : HASH
2. Medley : OLIO
3. Habit : WONT
4. Envoy : LEGATE
5. Kind of regards : KINDEST
6. Energy unit : ERG
7. King Cole and others : NATS
8. Old Greek theater : ODEUM
9. Rarely : SELDOM
10. Head décor : WIG
11. Barbershop quartet man : HARMONIZER
12. Seaweed product : AGAR
13. Turkeys : TOMS
18. Monograms: Abbr. : INITS
19. Western park : ESTES
24. Satisfies : SUITS
26. Pacific bark cloth : TAPA
27. Like some spinach : SANDY
28. Reporter's query : WHERE
29. Nice place to live : EASYSTREET
30. Wandered : ERRED
32. Destroy slowly : ERODE
33. Talked extravagantly : RAVED
36. Braten or kraut : SAUER
39. Wood of Japanese ash : TAMO
43. Earnest: Prefix : SERIO
45. ___ a board : STIFFAS
46. Fluid : SERUM
49. Small lump : NODULE
51. TV movies : RERUNS
53. Trig ratios : SINES
55. Legendary Scandanavian : ATLI
56. Art of speech: Abbr. : RHET
58. Valhalla host : ODIN
60. Island off Estonia : OSEL
61. White frost : RIME
62. Tug's tow : SCOW
64. Telescope's field : SKY
65. Bravo: Sp. : OLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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