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New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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D
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,798
Across
1
Ablution : BATH
5
O'Flaherty : LIAM
9
Comply : OBEY
13
Nymph : ECHO
14
Book, in Spain : LIBRO
15
Neck area : NAPE
16
Proofreading word : STET
17
Mao or Gandhi : ASIAN
18
Gang : CREW
19
First of a trio from the Litany : THEWORLD
21
Belmont features : STAKES
23
Nautical word : ALEE
24
Part of the earth's crust : SIAL
25
Rickety planes : CRATES
28
See 19 Across : THEFLESH
32
Masks : HIDES
33
Thin mortar : GROUT
34
Asian gazelle : AHU
35
Eastern title : EMIR
36
Town ___ : CRIER
37
Certain party : STAG
38
Poker term : SEE
39
Lensmen: Abbr. : PHOTS
40
Setting : SCENE
41
Sweetheart : TRUELOVE
43
Vice President under F.D.R. : GARNER
44
Aida or Salome : ROLE
45
English composer : ARNE
46
Withdraw : SECEDE
49
See 19 Across : THEDEVIL
53
V.I.P. : EXEC
54
___ show : RAREE
56
Shepard's group : NASA
57
Delicate color : TINT
58
Series of woes : ILIAD
59
British P.M. : EDEN
60
Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
61
Dolt : CLOD
62
"___ Mabel" : DERE
Down
1
Defeat : BEST
2
Hormone substance : ACTH
3
Quaker word : THEE
4
Fix : HOTWATER
5
Cotton thread : LISLE
6
Researcher's abbr. : IBID
7
Macaw : ARA
8
Beaucaire, for one : MONSIEUR
9
Available : ONCALL
10
Hoarse cough : BARK
11
Foil : EPEE
12
Evergreens : YEWS
14
Deities : LARES
20
Arena sounds : OLES
22
Ohio name : TAFT
24
Brake parts : SHOES
25
Place for meda : CHEST
26
Versifier: Var. : RIMER
27
Parting word : ADIEU
28
Corny : TRITE
29
Gnawed : EATEN
30
Western movie : SHANE
31
More titanic : HUGER
33
Stand of trees : GROVE
36
Splenetic : CHOLERIC
37
Examined : SCREENED
39
Walk heavily : PLOD
40
Polish : SAND
42
Rears : ERECTS
43
Cupidity : GREED
45
In advance : AHEAD
46
Stiff hair : SETA
47
Word under a red light : EXIT
48
Coin : CENT
49
Musical work : TRIO
50
___ mecum : VADE
51
Czech river : ISER
52
Byway : LANE
55
"___ is forgiven" : ALL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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