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New York Times, Tuesday, December 15, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J V W Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,794
Across
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Three-headed goddess : HECATE
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Fordhamite : RAM
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Famous Roman : CATO
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Christie : AGATHA
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___ king : ALA
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Garden occupant : ADAM
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Willa : CATHER
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Words for an egoist : III
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Jade : TIRE
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Wood burr : KNAR
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Chinese dynasty : SUNG
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Boca ___ : RATON
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White lie : FIB
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Fishy group : SCHOOL
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Kind of potatoes : SMALL
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Christian hideout : CATACOMBS
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Counted noses : POLLED
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Vietnam holiday : TET
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Fete : GALA
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Abbreviation on an envelope : ESQ
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China : DRESDEN
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Tar : GOB
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Medical org. : AMA
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Kingly : REGNAL
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Therapy : TREATMENT
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Crème de la crème : ELITE
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Sentinels : GUARDS
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Brit. fliers : RAF
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Started : BEGUN
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Caesar's bane : IDES
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Convenes : SITS
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Lost : ASEA
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Indian of West : OTO
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Wine grape : MUSCAT
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Coast Guard girl : SPAR
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Understood: Colloq. : DUG
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She had a cow : OLEARY
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Beginner : TYRO
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Letter : ESS
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Revenue source : GASTAX
Down
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Drudge : HACK
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Actor Richard : EGAN
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Bier : CATAFALQUE
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Excited : ATHRILL
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Beverage in Lyons : THE
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Rabbit ___ : EARS
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Pour : RAINCATSANDDOGS
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Settled down : ALIGHTED
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Month in printemps : MAI
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Library user's aid : CATALOG
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Passage : ADIT
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Root : TARO
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Black cat, for one : OMEN
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Los Angeles campus : USC
23
Elephant-eating bird : ROC
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Ran, as dye : BLED
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Horse opera : OATER
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All in : SPENT
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Croatian peak : MOSOR
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Bach opus : MAGNIFICAT
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Swell : BLOAT
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Fur : SABLE
35
O'Neill work : DRAMA
40
Title for a retired person : EMERITUS
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Poetic word : NEER
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Cactus : SAGUARO
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Tumblers : GLASSES
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Cask : TUN
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Egyptian goddess : BAST
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Notice : ESPY
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Low or high : GEAR
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City sky sight : SMOG
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Storied mansion : TARA
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Charon's purlieu : STYX
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Keats specialty : ODE
65
Gums : ULA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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