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New York Times, Friday, December 4, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,783
Across Down
1. Pitching rubber : SLAB
5. Porch : STOOP
10. Long mantle : COPE
14. Moslem judge : CADI
15. Hopper : HEDDA
16. Gamete : OVUM
17. Wandering : ABERRATION
19. Spice : MACE
20. Martinique volcano : PELEE
21. Emulates Tarkenton : SCRAMBLES
23. Varnish ingredients : ELEMIS
25. French month : MAI
26. Shore, e.g. : ENTERTAINER
32. Slalom gear : SKIS
35. ___-Neisse line : ODER
36. "___ trust a stranger" : NEVER
38. Bronze coin : AES
39. Clay boxes : SAGGARS
41. Adjective suffix : IAL
42. Relative of bingo : BEANO
44. Pen name : ELIA
45. Charity : ALMS
46. Choices : PREFERENCES
49. Balloon ingredient : GAS
50. Catch : ENTRAP
54. Whirlpool : MAELSTROM
60. Wheat: Sp. : TRIGO
61. Mideast port : ACRE
62. Spiral : HELICOIDAL
64. Smart : CHIC
65. Swelling disease : EDEMA
66. Division of Greece : DEME
67. Poet's command : HEST
68. Copal : RESIN
69. Periods : ERAS
1. Scenic view : SCAPE
2. Name tag : LABEL
3. Astaire : ADELE
4. Galleys : BIREMES
5. Navigation abbr. : SHA
6. Asian holidays : TETS
7. Of Horace's works : ODIC
8. Repute : ODOR
9. Isthmus : PANAMA
10. Farm machine : COMBINE
11. Athletic field : OVAL
12. Dark red : PUCE
13. Uncles in Scotland : EMES
18. Check : REIN
22. Gas pipes : MAINS
24. Zeno's building : STOA
27. Lawn tool : EDGER
28. French rule : REGLE
29. Instruct : TRAIN
30. Kind of eye : EVIL
31. Paper measure : REAM
32. Certain day: Abbr. : SAB
33. Maintain : KEEP
34. Munich's river : ISAR
37. Literary initials : RLS
39. Settees : SOFAS
40. Marathon : RACE
43. Dereliction : NEGLECT
45. Bridging : ASTRIDE
47. Biblical wife : ESTHER
48. Internal: Prefix : ENTO
51. Legislator's ploy : RIDER
52. Lizard : AGAMA
53. Masts : POLES
54. Sound-speed word : MACH
55. Hurt : ACHE
56. Greek goddess : ERIS
57. Advise, formerly : REDE
58. Cheers : OLES
59. Chevalier song : MIMI
63. Preserve : CAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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