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New York Times, Tuesday, December 30, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Imprint. : STAMP
6. Gala affair. : BALL
10. Surpasses. : CAPS
14. Anxious. : EAGER
15. Expanse. : AREA
16. Neglect. : OMIT
17. Self-importance. : PRETENSION
19. Zola novel. : NANA
20. Lincoln's son. : TOD
21. Meat. : VEAL
22. Muster. : GATHER
24. Actress Patricia. : NEAL
25. Ice unit. : CUBE
26. Having rhythm. : CADENT
29. Lose friends. : ALIENATE
33. Set up. : ERECT
34. Resorts. : SPAS
35. Child's pinafore. : TIER
36. Irritate, familiarly. : RILE
37. Rustling sound. : SWISH
38. Inkling. : IDEA
39. Congers. : EELS
40. Bowling apparatus. : PINS
41. Villon's forte. : POEMS
42. Reducing drastically. : SLASHING
44. Dessert. : MOUSSE
45. Town near Sacramento. : IONE
46. Road surfaces. : TARS
47. New York island. : STATEN
50. Hurl. : CAST
51. Proverb. : SAW
54. Southern tree. : TITI
55. Although not present. : INABSENTIA
58. African plant. : ALOE
59. Armstrong. : NEIL
60. Attacks. : RAIDS
61. Rubies and opals. : GEMS
62. Kelly. : GENE
63. Fastening. : STRAP
Down
1. Clan. : SEPT
2. Tropical plant. : TARO
3. ___ in wood. : AGED
4. Agee, for one. : MET
5. Obviate. : PREVENT
6. Kind of metabolism. : BASAL
7. Seed coating. : ARIL
8. Papal name. : LEO
9. Lose intensity. : LANGUISH
10. Argumentative. : CONTENTIOUS
11. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
12. Tar source. : PINE
13. Headliner. : STAR
18. Trim. : NEAT
23. Burrows. : ABE
24. Musts. : NECESSITIES
25. Genus. : CLASS
26. First asteroid discovered. : CERES
27. Character in "Tempest." : ARIEL
28. Reese. : DELLA
29. Being unoriginal. : APING
30. Staff people. : AIDES
31. Pours. : TEEMS
32. Obliterate. : ERASE
34. Hogs. : SWINE
37. Wheel of yore. : SPINNING
41. Luggage men. : PORTERS
43. Garden tool. : HOE
44. Bulk. : MASS
46. Postpone. : TABLE
47. For men only. : STAG
48. Fireplace border. : TILE
49. Dr. Teller's field. : ATOM
50. Biblical assassin. : CAIN
51. Prison: Slang. : STIR
52. Opera. : AIDA
53. U.S. carrier. : WASP
56. Wedding-notice word. : NEE
57. ___ Turner. : NAT

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