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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,796
Across Down
1. Resort in West : TAHOE
6. Prince of Wales: Abbr. : CHAS
10. Asian priest : LAMA
14. Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
15. Assembly room : HALL
16. Building beam : IBAR
17. Substantive in grammar : NOMEN
18. Share : ALLOTMENT
20. Canadian football cup : GREY
21. Lightens : ALLEVIATES
22. Chosen: Abbr. : SEL
23. Painted : COLORED
24. French Guiana territory : ININI
26. Ground together : GNASHED
31. Excites : IGNITES
33. Like an egg yolk : YELLOWY
34. Bearing : MIEN
35. To ___ : ATEE
36. Lack : ABSENCE
40. Salt and cocktail : SHAKERS
43. More untidy : MESSIER
44. Beach or bath : TOWEL
45. Mission : CRUSADE
47. Relative, for short : SIS
50. Some tire workers : RETREADERS
54. Sacrifice play : BUNT
55. Aromatic herb : SPEARMINT
56. Completely : QUITE
57. Manner : VEIN
58. Chemical suffix : ITOL
59. Extreme : ULTRA
60. Trapper's prize : PELT
61. Part of a parrot's bill : CERE
62. Nautical position : ABEAM
1. Projecting strips : TANGS
2. Worships : ADORE
3. Simplicity : HOMELINESS
4. Mind : OBEY
5. Poetic word : EEN
6. Lightweight fabric : CHALLIS
7. Shout : HALLO
8. Hay fever : ALLERGY
9. Serb or Croat : SLOVENE
10. S. A. metropolis : LIMA
11. Support : ABET
12. Hair : MANE
13. Buchwald and Carney : ARTS
19. ___ basin : TIDAL
21. Topnotch : AONE
23. Resident: Abbr. : CIT
25. Muses and others : NINES
27. Allay : SLAKE
28. Accommodation : HOTELSUITE
29. Pitcher : EWER
30. Does a hair job : DYES
31. Caliph : IMAM
32. Sneer at : GIBE
37. More exact : NICER
38. Kind of arts : CERAMIC
39. Learned : ERUDITE
40. Catch unawares : STARTLE
41. Scuttles : HODS
42. Wonder : AWE
46. Spanish title : SENOR
48. Prefix for mural : INTRA
49. James Watt's medium : STEAM
50. Hostess's letters : RSVP
51. Fencing weapon : EPEE
52. Linden : TEIL
53. Carry on : RANT
54. Underground bud : BULB
56. Between sine and non : QUA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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