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New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,803
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1. Cut of veal : CHOP
5. Drawing room : SALON
10. Electric catfish : RAAD
14. Wife of Zeus : HERA
15. Barton : CLARA
16. ___'acte : ENTR
17. Moslem priest : IMAM
18. Carouse, in olden days : ROIST
19. Willow genus : ITEA
20. Focus : PINPOINT
22. One of a scheduled nine : INNING
24. River to North Sea : ELBE
25. Course : ROAD
26. Capital of Crotia : ZAGREB
29. Placed in a certain way : CENTERED
33. Building wing : ELL
34. "Hellzapoppin" name : OLSEN
36. Important French river : SEINE
37. Gil ___ : BAAS
39. Sea duck : EIDER
41. American Beauty : ROSE
42. Fortification : REDAN
44. Stair part : NEWEL
46. Male sheep : TUP
47. Windflowers : ANEMONES
49. Talks back : SASSES
51. Ship part : PROW
52. Where Zeno taught : STOA
53. Tree similar to the apple : MEDLAR
56. Renegade : APOSTATE
60. Plant of lily family : ALOE
61. Use the mutuels : WAGER
63. Major or Minor : URSA
64. Fashion name : DIOR
65. Adjust : ALINE
66. Inlets : RIAS
67. Projections : EARS
68. Prior times: Abbr. : YESTS
69. Informal negative : NARY
1. Candy piece : CHIP
2. Prefix for sphere : HEMI
3. African port : ORAN
4. Coddle : PAMPER
5. Scrawl : SCRIBBLE
6. Singly : ALONE
7. Milk: Fr. : LAIT
8. Correlatives : ORS
9. Part of a D. W. Griffith title : NATION
10. Seasonal steed : REINDEER
11. Opposed : ANTI
12. Solar ring : ATEN
13. Kind of race : DRAG
21. Spread : OLEO
23. Baseball team : NATS
25. Bring up-to-date : RENEW
26. Veld sight : ZEBRA
27. Leader of Green Mountain Boys : ALAEN
28. Forest opening : GLADE
29. Surrenders : CEDES
30. Disturbances : RIOTS
31. Follow : ENSUE
32. Oceans. poetically : DEEPS
35. Muscle : SINEW
38. Needlework items : SAMPLERS
40. Brings back : RESTORES
43. Wife of the Thin Man : NORA
45. Asian land : LAOS
48. Peer Gynt's home : NORWAY
50. Space vehicle : SATURN
52. All in : SPENT
53. Fashioned : MADE
54. Pen name : ELIA
55. Dutch or front : DOOR
56. Spartan king : AGIS
57. Concert passage : ARIA
58. Nicholas : TSAR
59. Simple : EASY
62. Bar order : ALE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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