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New York Times, Friday, December 11, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 369 (avg 1.95)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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J
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O
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G
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S
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E
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B
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B
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E
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D
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H
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B
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U
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L
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Q
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E
X
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M
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U
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M
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P
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Y
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F
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T
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S
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S
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W
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A
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R
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F
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L
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S
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S
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O
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F
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O
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X
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P
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E
E
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Q
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A
R
T
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R
L
Y
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A
N
O
N
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Q
U
I
C
K
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R
A
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L
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C
O
N
G
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R
U
E
N
T
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M
A
U
V
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E
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R
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E
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G
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N
U
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D
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M
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O
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T
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D
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H
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C
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R
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Q
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B
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L
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R
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S
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Z
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A
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B
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E
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W
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J
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D
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,790
Across
1
Runs for one's health : JOGS
5
Receded : EBBED
10
Olympian : HEBE
14
Chkalov's river : URAL
15
Old Peruvian calculating device : QUIPU
16
Thruway sign : EXIT
17
Family member : MAMA
18
Pressed : URGED
19
Labyrinth : MAZE
20
Be perfidious : PLAYFALSE
22
Instances : TIMES
23
Position : SITE
24
Exchange : SWAP
26
Sandy's sound : ARF
29
Slighter : LESS
31
Get the better of : OUTFOX
35
Thick soup : PUREE
37
Publication : QUARTERLY
39
Popular signature : ANON
40
Speedy : QUICK
41
Wading bird : RAIL
42
Superposable : CONGRUENT
44
Moderate purple : MAUVE
45
Menu item : ENTREE
46
Cicero's knee : GENU
48
Certain voter: Abbr. : DEM
49
Dispossess : OUST
51
Bounce : DASH
53
Sprightly : CRISP
56
Just : EQUITABLE
61
Retina features : RODS
62
Buddhist shrine : STUPA
63
Aerobatic maneuver : ZOOM
64
Qualified : ABLE
65
Think upon : BROOD
66
Moab's neighbor : EDOM
67
Lawn nuisance : WEED
68
Religious adherents of India : JAINS
69
Size of paper : DEMY
Down
1
Beginning advantage : JUMP
2
In words : ORAL
3
Vasco da ___ : GAMA
4
Kills : SLAYS
5
Treat as comparable : EQUATE
6
Mock : BURLESQUE
7
V. I. P.'s : BIGS
8
Fencing gear : EPEES
9
Fiasco : DUD
10
The true bugs : HEMIPTERA
11
Student's concern : EXAM
12
Cold Alpine wind: Var. : BIZE
13
French seasons : ETES
21
___ and forget : FILE
22
Not flabby : TAUT
25
Opus : WORK
26
Expeditiously : APACE
27
Wax prolix : RUNON
28
Face : FRONT
30
Pleading : SUING
32
Impostor : FRAUD
33
Popular garnish : OLIVE
34
Plant tissue : XYLEM
36
Rapt : ENGROSSED
38
Took the necessary steps : ACTEDUPON
40
Exam unit: Abbr. : QUES
43
Enlist again: G.I. slang : REUP
44
Sine qua non : MUST
47
Mayfly young : NAIADS
50
Numerical prefix : TETRA
52
Harassed unnecessarily : HAZED
53
Bird feature : CRAW
54
Garment : ROBE
55
At ease : IDLE
57
Je ne sais ___ : QUOI
58
Presage : BODE
59
Oar part : LOOM
60
TV award : EMMY
62
Mood in grammar: Abbr. : SBJ

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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