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New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,801
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1. Ducks : TEALS
6. Peer : EARL
10. Ingenuity : WITS
14. Pilasters : ANTAE
15. Elm or oak : TREE
16. Rat-___ : ATAT
17. Toasting need : GLASS
18. Poise : TACT
19. "Woe ___" : ISME
20. Made an analysis : ASSAYED
22. Photo : SNAP
23. Prove false : BELIE
25. Fix up, as a play : DOCTOR
27. Pallid : SALLOW
28. Most recent : NEWEST
29. Primp : PREEN
30. "It tolls for thee" poet : DONNE
31. Sally Rand's prop : FAN
34. Grampuses : ORCS
35. Common Latin abbr. : ETC
36. Golfer's word : FORE
37. Oriental holiday : TET
38. On a ___ : SPREE
40. Arthur Tracy's theme song : MARTA
41. Bred : REARED
43. Projecting window : DORMER
44. Holdup-man's need : PISTOL
45. Soprano Emma : EAMES
46. Castro or Tito: Abbr. : DICT
47. Cornet valves : PISTONS
50. Pioneer movie director : INCE
51. Turkish weight : OCHA
52. Red dye : EOSIN
56. Headliner : STAR
57. Grape juice : STUM
58. Indian coin : RUPEE
59. ___ de combat : HORS
60. Anglo-Saxon slave : ESNE
61. Sudden movement : START
1. Child's game : TAG
2. Photo lab abbr. : ENL
3. ___ standstill : ATA
4. Defunct relatives of Cadillacs : LASALLES
5. Meeting : SESSION
6. Miss Kett of comics : ETTA
7. ___ of sunshine : ARAY
8. Backward movement : RECEDENCE
9. Disappoint : LETDOWN
10. Blouses : WAISTS
11. "___ to Say," Mathis song : ITSNOTFORME
12. Daughter of David : TAMAR
13. Progression : STEP
21. Stitch : SEW
23. Guitar-player's term : BARRE
24. Anti-air pollution proposal : ELECTRICCAR
26. Letter : CEE
27. Name for a dog : SPOT
28. Observed : NOTED
30. Skid Row people : DERELICTS
32. TV comic Johnson and others : ARTES
33. Approach : NEAR
36. Sends work to another shop : FARMSOUT
38. Calendar abbr. : SAT
39. Plan : PROPOSE
40. Complaining people : MOANERS
42. Organic compounds : ESTERS
43. ___ volente : DEO
44. Pony : PINTO
46. Kind of cloth : DISH
48. Give a wide berth to : SHUN
49. Insipid : TAME
53. Bath : SPA
54. Comparative suffix : IER
55. Trapeze insurance : NET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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