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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
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1. Three-headed goddess : HECATE
7. Fordhamite : RAM
10. Famous Roman : CATO
14. Christie : AGATHA
15. ___ king : ALA
16. Garden occupant : ADAM
17. Willa : CATHER
18. Words for an egoist : III
19. Jade : TIRE
20. Wood burr : KNAR
21. Chinese dynasty : SUNG
23. Boca ___ : RATON
24. White lie : FIB
26. Fishy group : SCHOOL
28. Kind of potatoes : SMALL
30. Christian hideout : CATACOMBS
34. Counted noses : POLLED
36. Vietnam holiday : TET
37. Fete : GALA
38. Abbreviation on an envelope : ESQ
39. China : DRESDEN
42. Tar : GOB
43. Entre ___ : NOUS
45. Medical org. : AMA
46. Kingly : REGNAL
48. Therapy : TREATMENT
51. Crème de la crème : ELITE
52. Sentinels : GUARDS
53. Brit. fliers : RAF
54. Started : BEGUN
57. Caesar's bane : IDES
59. Convenes : SITS
62. Lost : ASEA
63. Indian of West : OTO
64. Wine grape : MUSCAT
66. Coast Guard girl : SPAR
67. Understood: Colloq. : DUG
68. She had a cow : OLEARY
69. Beginner : TYRO
70. Letter : ESS
71. Revenue source : GASTAX
1. Drudge : HACK
2. Actor Richard : EGAN
3. Bier : CATAFALQUE
4. Excited : ATHRILL
5. Beverage in Lyons : THE
6. Rabbit ___ : EARS
7. Pour : RAINCATSANDDOGS
8. Settled down : ALIGHTED
9. Month in printemps : MAI
10. Library user's aid : CATALOG
11. Passage : ADIT
12. Root : TARO
13. Black cat, for one : OMEN
22. Los Angeles campus : USC
23. Elephant-eating bird : ROC
25. Ran, as dye : BLED
27. Horse opera : OATER
28. All in : SPENT
29. Croatian peak : MOSOR
31. Bach opus : MAGNIFICAT
32. Swell : BLOAT
33. Fur : SABLE
35. O'Neill work : DRAMA
40. Title for a retired person : EMERITUS
41. Poetic word : NEER
44. Cactus : SAGUARO
47. Tumblers : GLASSES
49. Cask : TUN
50. Lao-___ : TSE
54. Egyptian goddess : BAST
55. Notice : ESPY
56. Low or high : GEAR
58. City sky sight : SMOG
60. Storied mansion : TARA
61. Charon's purlieu : STYX
63. 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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