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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
Across
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See-through item : LENS
5
Navy specialist : DIVER
10
Asian prefix : SINO
14
Portman : ERIC
15
Take out : ERASE
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Service clubs : USOS
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Tortilla : TACO
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Demanding : FASTIDIOUS
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English novelist : STERNE
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Dispatch : SEND
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Youth org. : BSA
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Food for bees : NECTAR
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Sports initials : AAU
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___ standstill : ATA
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Aviation initials : STOL
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Method : SYSTEM
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Hoist : DAVIT
37
Sale words : ASIS
39
" . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
40
Piled up : AMASSED
42
Relies : DEPENDS
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Role : PART
45
European capital : OSLO
47
Tête-___ : ATETE
48
Diva's exercises : TRILLS
50
Noun suffix : ANCE
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Mayday's relative : SOS
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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
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Predicament : MESS
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Heroic tales : EDDAS
73
French pronoun : ELLE
Down
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Leases : LETS
2
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Finicky : NICE
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Contumely : SCORN
5
Desert : DEFECT
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Gershwin : IRA
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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
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Daughter of David : TAMAR
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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
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Song of praise : PAEAN
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Roped : LASSOED
49
___ majesty : LESE
51
Indian monetary units : CRORES
54
Lent a hand : AIDED
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Free ___ : LANCE
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Missile : ICBM
57
Cold sheet of sorts : FLOE
59
Plain or deckle : EDGE
61
Effrontery : GALL
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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