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New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,789
Across
1. Convivial : FESTAL
7. Popular winter resort : BAHAMAS
14. Appearance : ASPECT
15. One with no future : LAMEDUCK
16. Came home, at Shea : SCORED
17. Repetition : ITERANCY
18. Hirsute : HAIRY
19. N.L. player : ASTRO
20. "Kings ___" : ROW
21. Unpropitiously : ILLY
22. "For ___ sake" : PETES
23. Dumb one : DORA
24. Acapulco wave : OLA
25. What the doctor did : DOSED
26. "For I am poor and ___" : NEEDY
27. Drink : NOG
28. Southern college : ELON
29. Bullfight arena section : SOL
30. Parsimonious ones : PENNYPINCHERS
35. Kennel sound : YIP
36. ___ contendere : NOLO
37. Dynamo data: Abbr. : EHP
39. Spikes, as a drink : LACES
42. Washington name : AGNEW
43. Slight difference: Abbr. : VAR
44. Homme d'___ (statesman) : ETAT
45. Old Turkish coin : ASPER
46. Bolivian river : BENI
47. Degree in religion : THB
48. ___ Bill : PECOS
49. Fine vases : MINGS
50. Coasts : SEASIDES
52. Enthusiastic cry : GUNGHO
53. Harmless : INNOCENT
54. Of certain mountains : ANDEAN
55. Most adroit : NEATEST
56. Informal word for a wife : MISSIS
Down
1. Vogue : FASHION
2. Bake potatoes in sauce : ESCALLOP
3. Fruiterer's concern : SPOILAGE
4. Kind of cloth : TERRY
5. ___-deucy : ACEY
6. Relative of inc. : LTD
7. Faced the pitcher : BATTED
8. New World residents: Abbr. : AMERS
9. V.I.P. of silents : HERO
10. Nabokov character : ADA
11. Smokeless-powder inventor : MUNROE
12. Harmony : ACCORD
13. High road : SKYWAY
15. Grapevine's relative : LISTENINGPOST
19. Fabulist : AESOP
22. Surgeon's problem : POLYP
23. Take out : DELE
25. French muralist : DENIS
26. Slangy negative : NOHOW
29. Hard: Prefix : SCLER
31. Da's opposite : NYET
32. Roman date : NONES
33. Gets even : REVENGES
34. Spirit away : SHANGHAI
38. Folsom et al. : PRISONS
39. Admits : LETSIN
40. Greek goddess : ATHENE
41. Beach sight : CABANA
42. Climb : ASCENT
45. Mosquito genus : AEDES
46. Ties securely : BINDS
48. Former Indian coin : PICE
49. Stage and screen name : MUNI
51. Tipsy one : SOT
52. Rita : GAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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