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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,805
Across Down
1. Offspring: Abbr. : DESC
5. Short ride : SPIN
9. Scarlett's milieu : TARA
13. Pale color : AQUA
14. Bustle : TODO
15. Customers : USERS
17. Dentist's gear : BURR
18. Prolific writer : ANON
19. Legbone : TIBIA
20. Transmit : IMPART
22. ___-Magnon : CRO
24. Postal initials : USM
25. Bit : PIECE
26. Iroquoian : CHEROKEE
28. Scrap : WASTE
29. Ocean routes : SEALANES
30. Gets on : AGES
31. Sack : PILLAGE
32. Green light : YES
33. Gather : COLLATE
34. Yak away : JAW
37. Crowlike : CORVINE
38. Seafood : TUNA
39. Most brief : SHORTEST
41. Biblical underdog : DAVID
42. City on the Yser : NIEUPORT
43. Predicaments : FIXES
44. ___ mode : ALA
45. Incorrect : OFF
46. One of the Andrews sisters : MAXINE
47. Hairy : PILAR
49. Munich's river : ISAR
51. Adduce : CITE
53. La Scala unit : SCENA
54. Bookbinding material : SIZE
55. Choir member : ALTO
56. Asian sea : ARAL
57. Give ear : HEED
58. "How have you ___?" : BEEN
1. Smidgen : DAB
2. Outfit : EQUIPAGE
3. Conjectures : SURMISES
4. Décor features : CARPETS
5. Hard look : STARE
6. Seine feature : PONT
7. Altar words : IDO
8. Cool : NONCHALANT
9. Coaching : TUTORAGE
10. "___ was saying" : ASI
11. Check : REBUKE
12. Springs : ARISES
16. Unvarying : SAME
21. Topnotcher : ACE
23. Join : RELATE
26. Casals, for one : CELLIST
27. With 28 Down, street sign : ONE
28. See 27 Down : WAY
29. Tarpon : SILVERFISH
31. ___ call : PORTOF
33. Army man : CORPORAL
34. Youngster : JUVENILE
35. Liqueur : ANISETTE
36. Bankroll : WAD
37. Neck: Fr. : COU
38. Part of the street scene : TAXICAB
39. Quartz ingredient : SILICA
40. Faith ___ : HEALER
41. Richard of silents : DIX
42. Snoozes : NAPS
43. Got on : FARED
46. Confusing place : MAZE
48. Odds and ends : ANA
50. German pronoun : SIE
52. Ages and ages : EON

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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