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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
1
Space mission : APOLLO
7
Carousal : ORGY
11
Presidential name : ABE
14
Contended : ARGUED
15
Type of falcon: Var. : PEREGRIN
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Wild : FERINE
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Swiss Alpine region : OBERLAND
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"Bad ___ to you!" : CESS
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Spanish linen fabric : CREA
21
Brazilian macaws : ARAS
22
Goddess of dawn : EOS
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Jots : IOTAS
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Moro chief in P. I. : DATO
25
Russian rocket ports : COSMODROMES
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___ 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
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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
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
62
Crack-troop headgear : BERETS
Down
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W.W. II fliers: Abbr. : AAF
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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
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"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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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