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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,488
Across
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Char-à-___ : BANC
5
Call's partner : BECK
9
Capone feature : SCAR
13
Finished : OVER
14
Spanish tower : TORRE
15
Met specialty : ARIA
16
Fluid: Prefix : SERO
17
Charged atom : ANION
18
Custom : WONT
19
Good-Friday cakes : CROSSBUNS
21
Body afflictions : CYSTS
22
Backtalk : SASS
23
Blackthorns : SLOES
25
Kind of test : ACID
27
Rapt : ABSORBED
30
Swiss city : BERNE
31
Lumps : CLOTS
32
Britain's West Point: Abbr. : RMA
33
Eager : AGOG
34
Certain haircuts, informally : CREWS
35
Check : REIN
36
Encore! : BIS
37
Biblical words : THOUS
38
Perceives : FEELS
39
Lamb for one : ESSAYIST
41
Singer Nelson : EDDY
42
Sloping roofs, for short : PENTS
43
Not fem. : MASC
45
Bowling term : SPARE
47
Bridge maneuver : CROSSRUFF
52
Southern tree : TITI
53
Songs : DUETS
54
___ podrida : OLLA
55
Behold: Lat. : ECCE
56
Union member : STATE
57
Agitated state : SNIT
58
Words of disgust : PAHS
59
Odor: Prefix : OSMO
60
Glut : SATE
Down
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Pear : BOSC
2
Affirm : AVER
3
Fat detective of fiction : NERO
4
Trip to Europe : CROSSING
5
Christmas hope, for some : BONUS
6
Colleen's place : ERIN
7
Old-time weapons : CROSSBOWS
8
Knowledge : KEN
9
Timber beetle : SAWYER
10
Hybridize : CROSSBREED
11
Slangy negative : AINT
12
Charlie Brown expletive : RATS
14
Singles out : TABS
20
Marquis de ___ : SADE
21
Bills' cousin : COOS
24
W. W. II vessels : LSTS
25
Protection : AEGIS
26
Grouch : CROSSPATCH
27
Alaskan : ALEUT
28
Brontë : EMILY
29
Cupid and Dailey : DANS
30
Ruth : BABE
31
Saws : CROSSCUTS
34
Voucher : CHIT
35
World group : REDCROSS
37
Northumberland river : TYNE
38
Heraldic bar : FESS
40
High abodes : AERIES
43
"Ich Dien," for one : MOTTO
44
African fox : ASSE
45
___ on it! : STEP
46
1/6 of an inch : PICA
48
Enlarge a bore : REAM
49
Radius's companion : ULNA
50
Dart : FLIT
51
Lot : FATE
53
Medal: Abbr. : DSO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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