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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,802
Across
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Falling-out : SPAT
5
Coronet : TIARA
10
Author's output: Abbr. : MSS
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Military cap : KEPI
14
Lands : ACRES
15
P. I. people : AETA
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Land on Caspian Sea : IRAN
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Castle areas : MOATS
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Niche : SLOT
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Late G.O.P. figure : DIRKSEN
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Parsonage : RECTORY
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Pipe joints : TEES
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Keeper of rabbits : WARRENER
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Earth pigment : OCHRE
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Military area : SECTOR
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Departs : GOES
29
Immobile : STATIONARY
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Dish for Kamehameha : POI
34
Loud and clear : CLARION
35
Maiden-name word : NEE
36
Slinky motion : UNDULATION
38
Solar disk : ATEN
39
Glossy fabric : SATEEN
40
Seed coverings : ARILS
41
Suitors : ADMIRERS
44
___ a coin : FLIP
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Long S. A. river : ORINOCO
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Quiver : PULSATE
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Phone : RING
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Wolves : LOBOS
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Spreads to dry : TEDS
54
Equivalent of a miss : AMILE
55
"___ boy!" : ATTA
56
Classifieds : ADS
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Baltic seaport : YSTAD
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Kind of food : SOUL
Down
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Winter driving danger : SKID
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Persian sprite : PERI
3
Controversial topic in Pretoria : APARTHEID
4
Fools around with a job : TINKERS
5
Brings under control : TAMES
6
Image : ICON
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Brazilian macaw : ARA
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Eating of one's words : RETRACTION
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Declaration : ASSERTION
10
Water or musk : MELON
11
Outlet : STORE
12
Sylvan deity : SATYR
15
Nautical position : ASTERN
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Observe : SEE
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Sing like Bing : CROON
24
Becomes fatigued : WEARIES
25
Soviet police initials : OGPU
26
Fur animal, for short : COON
27
Ship accommodations : STATEROOMS
29
Firebrick ingredient : SLATECLAY
30
Italian tidbits : ANTIPASTO
31
Lively dance : REEL
32
Intense desires : YENS
34
Light cigar : CLARO
37
Belongings, in the vernacular : USINGS
38
Grain bristles : ARISTAS
40
___ to the good : ALL
41
Artery : AORTA
42
Partner of cut : DRIED
43
Intellects : MINDS
44
Melted together : FUSED
46
Silents' Negri : POLA
47
Genus of armadillo : TATU
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Of a time period : ERAL
51
Went for the hook : BIT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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