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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
Across
1. God of love : EROS
5. One of a well-known pair : ROMEO
10. Greeting or post : CARD
14. ___-dos : DOSA
15. Old Greek weights : OBOLI
16. See 1 Across : AMOR
17. Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
18. Nut : BETEL
19. Palm : NIPA
20. Light for lovers : MOON
21. Treasure ___ : TROVE
22. Judge : DEEM
23. God: Prefix : THEO
25. Bohemian : ARTY
27. With 73 Across, music for Feb. 14 : ALOVE
30. King Cole : NAT
32. Evil one : SATAN
36. Presidential middle name : DELANO
38. Billet-doux : LOVENOTE
40. Ludwig : EMIL
41. Small dams : WEIRS
43. Dumb one : DORA
44. Pet for Feb. 14 : LOVEBIRD
46. Less severe : SOFTER
48. About : ANENT
49. Army man: Abbr. : MAJ
51. "It's someone ___" : ELSES
52. Amazon Indian : TUPI
54. Hair style : UPDO
56. Persian fairy : PERI
59. ___ Gay, famous plane : ENOLA
61. Troubles : WOES
65. Jacket : ETON
66. Water wheel : NORIA
67. Cinders of the comics : ELLA
68. Kind of trick : CUTE
69. Saltpeter : NITER
70. Bring up : REAR
71. Reward for 10 Down, maybe : KISS
72. Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
73. See 27 Across : SONG
Down
1. Cheese : EDAM
2. Turning: Prefix : ROTO
3. Fjord of Norway : OSLO
4. Hearty day : SAINTVALENTINES
5. ___ Lee : ROBTE
6. Husband of Titania : OBERON
7. Sleuth of fiction : MOTO
8. Special kind of shoe : ELEVATOR
9. Man with a can : OILER
10. February gifts : CANDYANDFLOWERS
11. Parisian friend : AMIE
12. Cowboy gear : ROPE
13. Small amount : DRAM
24. Layer : HEN
26. Part of Mao's name : TSE
27. Writer St. Johns : ADELA
28. Sorry buy : LEMON
29. Green shade : OLIVE
31. Actress Valli : ALIDA
33. Crossing sounds : TOOTS
34. Up ___ : ATREE
35. Approaches : NEARS
37. W. W. II agency : OWI
39. Adaptations: Abbr. : VSS
42. Heraldic fur : ERMINOIS
45. Temperature standard: Abbr. : BTU
47. Reference book: Abbr. : OED
50. See 5 Across : JULIET
53. Neighbor of Del. : PENNA
55. TV's Jack and family : PAARS
56. Bushel's relative : PECK
57. Small case : ETUI
58. Decays : ROTS
60. Fragments : ORTS
62. Spread : OLEO
63. Vigor : ELAN
64. 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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