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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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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,790
Across Down
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
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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