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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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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,798
Across Down
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
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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