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New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.75, Missing: { H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,808
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1. See-through item : LENS
5. Navy specialist : DIVER
10. Asian prefix : SINO
14. Portman : ERIC
15. Take out : ERASE
16. Service clubs : USOS
17. Tortilla : TACO
18. Demanding : FASTIDIOUS
20. English novelist : STERNE
22. Dispatch : SEND
23. Youth org. : BSA
24. Food for bees : NECTAR
26. Sports initials : AAU
28. ___ standstill : ATA
31. Aviation initials : STOL
32. Method : SYSTEM
35. Hoist : DAVIT
37. Sale words : ASIS
39. " . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
40. Piled up : AMASSED
42. Relies : DEPENDS
44. Role : PART
45. European capital : OSLO
47. Tête-___ : ATETE
48. Diva's exercises : TRILLS
50. Noun suffix : ANCE
52. Mayday's relative : SOS
53. Letter : CEE
54. Sidereal : ASTRAL
56. "___ were you" : IFI
58. Small whales : SEIS
60. Asian donkey : ONAGER
64. Private : CLOSEDDOOR
67. Western alliance : NATO
68. Siege : BOUT
69. Gaggle components : GEESE
70. Sudden noise : CLAP
71. Predicament : MESS
72. Heroic tales : EDDAS
73. French pronoun : ELLE
1. Leases : LETS
2. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
3. Finicky : NICE
4. Contumely : SCORN
5. Desert : DEFECT
6. Gershwin : IRA
7. Flunkies of yore : VASSALS
8. Chemical compound : ESTER
9. Restraint : REIN
10. ___ generis : SUI
11. Fuel gases : ISOBUTANES
12. Entre ___ : NOUS
13. Thessaly sight : OSSA
19. Memorable date : DDAY
21. Cozy places : NESTS
25. Amphibians : TOADS
27. Something of value : ASSET
28. Conform : ADAPT
29. Daughter of David : TAMAR
30. Covetous : AVARICIOUS
32. Direction : SSE
33. Put an ___ it : ENDTO
34. Lawgiver : MOSES
36. Agave fiber : ISTLE
38. Wedding surprise words : IDONT
41. Greek goddess : EOS
43. Song of praise : PAEAN
46. Roped : LASSOED
49. ___ majesty : LESE
51. Indian monetary units : CRORES
54. Lent a hand : AIDED
55. Free ___ : LANCE
56. Missile : ICBM
57. Cold sheet of sorts : FLOE
59. Plain or deckle : EDGE
61. Effrontery : GALL
62. Latin abbr. : ETAL
63. Line : ROPE
65. Relatives of aves. : STS
66. Female bear: Sp. : OSA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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