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New York Times, Saturday, February 14, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 5, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,490

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Across
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God of love : EROS
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One of a well-known pair : ROMEO
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Greeting or post : CARD
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___-dos : DOSA
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Old Greek weights : OBOLI
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See 1 Across : AMOR
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Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
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Nut : BETEL
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Palm : NIPA
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Light for lovers : MOON
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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Judge : DEEM
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God: Prefix : THEO
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Bohemian : ARTY
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With 73 Across, music for Feb. 14 : ALOVE
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King Cole : NAT
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Evil one : SATAN
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Presidential middle name : DELANO
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Billet-doux : LOVENOTE
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Ludwig : EMIL
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Small dams : WEIRS
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Dumb one : DORA
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Pet for Feb. 14 : LOVEBIRD
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Less severe : SOFTER
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About : ANENT
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Army man: Abbr. : MAJ
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"It's someone ___" : ELSES
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Amazon Indian : TUPI
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Hair style : UPDO
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Persian fairy : PERI
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___ Gay, famous plane : ENOLA
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Troubles : WOES
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Jacket : ETON
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Cinders of the comics : ELLA
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Kind of trick : CUTE
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Saltpeter : NITER
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Bring up : REAR
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Reward for 10 Down, maybe : KISS
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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See 27 Across : SONG
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Cheese : EDAM
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Turning: Prefix : ROTO
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Fjord of Norway : OSLO
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Hearty day : SAINTVALENTINES
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___ Lee : ROBTE
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Husband of Titania : OBERON
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Sleuth of fiction : MOTO
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Special kind of shoe : ELEVATOR
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Man with a can : OILER
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February gifts : CANDYANDFLOWERS
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Parisian friend : AMIE
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Cowboy gear : ROPE
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Small amount : DRAM
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Layer : HEN
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Part of Mao's name : TSE
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Writer St. Johns : ADELA
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Sorry buy : LEMON
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Green shade : OLIVE
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Actress Valli : ALIDA
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Crossing sounds : TOOTS
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Up ___ : ATREE
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Approaches : NEARS
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W. W. II agency : OWI
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Adaptations: Abbr. : VSS
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Heraldic fur : ERMINOIS
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Temperature standard: Abbr. : BTU
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Reference book: Abbr. : OED
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See 5 Across : JULIET
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Neighbor of Del. : PENNA
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TV's Jack and family : PAARS
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Bushel's relative : PECK
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Small case : ETUI
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Decays : ROTS
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Fragments : ORTS
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Spread : OLEO
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Vigor : ELAN
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Noted illustrator : SARG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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