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New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,791
Across Down
1. Basket fiber : RAFFIA
7. Fine leather: Abbr. : MOR
10. Hamlet, in Africa : DORP
14. Straying : ERRING
15. Long time : AGE
16. Standout : ONER
17. Purloined : STOLEN
18. Vote : YEA
19. Quadrille set : LETE
20. Author of "Trelawney of the Wells" : PINERO
21. Greets : WELCOMES
23. Devotee: Suffix : IST
24. Both: Prefix : AMBI
26. Subnormals : MORONS
27. To, in Glasgow : TAE
28. Mother of Aphrodite : DIONE
30. Scandinavian : NORSE
31. Pass-catcher : END
32. Gore : INSET
33. Suspicious : QUEER
34. Shoo! : SCAT
35. Home to a frau : HAUS
37. Linguini : PASTA
40. African animal : OKAPI
42. Span: Abbr. : BRG
45. Improvise : ADLIB
46. Canonical hour : NONES
47. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
48. Lustrous : PEARLY
50. Spanish painter : SERT
51. Service org. : USO
52. Plea : ENTREATY
54. Of medicine : IATRIC
56. Fixed course : ROTE
57. Fall back : LAG
58. Nonpoisonous : EDIBLE
59. Cuchulainn's wife : EMER
60. Numerical prefix : TRI
61. Stalled car : NOGOER
62. Family members : DADS
63. ___ Arbor : ANN
64. Pollsters' studies : TRENDS
1. Pause : RESPITE
2. Craftsman : ARTISAN
3. Faced : FRONTED
4. Rasp : FILE
5. Like some stains : INERADICABLE
6. Nicknames : AGNOMINA
7. Woodruff-flavored punch : MAYWINE
8. Molding : OGEE
9. Sphere : REALM
10. Sad : DOLOROUS
11. Room for ___ : ONEMORE
12. Tighten up again : RETENSE
13. Tailor-shop worker : PRESSER
22. Pizarro or Cortés : CONQUISTADOR
25. Hub : BOSTON
29. Fuel gas : ETHANE
34. Bar equipment : STIRRERS
36. Medical dose : APERIENT
37. Worked on the walls : PAPERED
38. Benign tumor : ADENOMA
39. Like a venetian blind : SLATTED
41. Famed visitor to Glassboro : KOSYGIN
42. Kentucky specialty : BOURBON
43. Sprang back : RESILED
44. Certain dealers : GROCERS
49. Crimean city : YALTA
53. Mountain lake : TARN
55. Buster Brown's dog : TIGE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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