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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { H J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,788
Across Down
1. Space mission : APOLLO
7. Carousal : ORGY
11. Presidential name : ABE
14. Contended : ARGUED
15. Type of falcon: Var. : PEREGRIN
17. Wild : FERINE
18. Swiss Alpine region : OBERLAND
19. "Bad ___ to you!" : CESS
20. Spanish linen fabric : CREA
21. Brazilian macaws : ARAS
22. Goddess of dawn : EOS
23. Jots : IOTAS
24. Moro chief in P. I. : DATO
25. Russian rocket ports : COSMODROMES
29. ___ Downing St. : TEN
30. Gave the go-ahead : CLEARED
31. Humane group: Abbr. : SPCC
33. Legendary Gaelic hero : OSSIAN
34. Gum ___ : ARABIC
38. Can. province : ALTA
40. Conversation: Sp. : DIALOGO
41. Storage space : BIN
44. Rainy-day account : SINKINGFUND
46. Nautical term : ALOW
48. Faked blow : FEINT
49. ___ Alamos : LOS
50. What she wants, she gets : LOLA
51. Cal Tech, for one: Abbr. : INST
52. Low rating : POOR
54. Late risers : LIEABEDS
56. Kind of tiger : BENGAL
58. One way to eat : ALACARTE
59. Offer for thoughts : APENNY
60. Cambridge tutor : DON
61. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
62. Crack-troop headgear : BERETS
1. W.W. II fliers: Abbr. : AAF
2. Prepares fruit for shipment : PRECOOLS
3. Female blunderbores : OGRESSES
4. San ___ Obispo : LUIS
5. Camera part : LENS
6. Pindar's forte : ODE
7. Portuguese city : OPORTO
8. Focuses a light anew : REBEAMS
9. Make-up : GREASEPAINT
10. Ending for law or saw : YER
11. Noah's landfall : ARARAT
12. Double, as a leaf : BINATE
13. ___ a sour note : ENDSON
16. Flower, for short : GLAD
20. Fuel-wood measure : CORD
22. Behold, in Italy : ECCO
23. Earmarkers : IDENTIFIERS
26. Mother of Hermes : MAIA
27. Exams : ORALS
28. Scrawny animal : SCRAG
32. Young whale : CALF
35. French channel port : BOULOGNE
36. Unaware of : IGNORANT
37. New England food staples : CODS
39. Put ___ (stop) : ANENDTO
40. Power : DINT
41. Story-telling song : BALLAD
42. Port of Panay : ILOILO
43. "His wife could eat ___" : NOLEAN
45. Slangy word for face : KISSER
47. W.W. II mil. woman : WAAC
52. Pepper, in Rome : PEPE
53. Unique guy : ONER
55. Bleat : BAA
56. Old Persian title : BAB
57. Belgian river : LYS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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