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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 Down
1. Falling-out : SPAT
5. Coronet : TIARA
10. Author's output: Abbr. : MSS
13. Military cap : KEPI
14. Lands : ACRES
15. P. I. people : AETA
16. Land on Caspian Sea : IRAN
17. Castle areas : MOATS
18. Niche : SLOT
19. Late G.O.P. figure : DIRKSEN
21. Parsonage : RECTORY
23. Pipe joints : TEES
24. Keeper of rabbits : WARRENER
25. Earth pigment : OCHRE
27. Military area : SECTOR
28. Departs : GOES
29. Immobile : STATIONARY
33. 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
45. Long S. A. river : ORINOCO
46. Quiver : PULSATE
49. Phone : RING
50. Wolves : LOBOS
52. Autocrat : TSAR
53. Spreads to dry : TEDS
54. Equivalent of a miss : AMILE
55. "___ boy!" : ATTA
56. Classifieds : ADS
57. Baltic seaport : YSTAD
58. Kind of food : SOUL
1. Winter driving danger : SKID
2. Persian sprite : PERI
3. Controversial topic in Pretoria : APARTHEID
4. Fools around with a job : TINKERS
5. Brings under control : TAMES
6. Image : ICON
7. Brazilian macaw : ARA
8. Eating of one's words : RETRACTION
9. Declaration : ASSERTION
10. Water or musk : MELON
11. Outlet : STORE
12. Sylvan deity : SATYR
15. Nautical position : ASTERN
20. Observe : SEE
22. 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
48. 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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