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New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,499
Across Down
1. Ecstatic : RAPT
5. Karate maneuver : CHOP
9. Wading bird : IBIS
13. Oriental servant : AMAH
14. Admirable : RARE
15. Flow : ARISE
16. Worthless : VILE
17. Beyond one's comprehension : INCREDIBLE
19. Meat, fish, etc. : EDIBLES
21. Hugged : CUDDLED
22. Discovers : SEES
23. Jutting rocks : TORS
24. Letter : ESS
25. Complete flop : FIASCO
27. Certain Alaska : ALEUT
29. Suffix with dot or dull : ARD
30. Never ___ hair : TURNA
32. Diamond fly : POPUP
36. Lashes : TIES
38. Pitched shelters : TENTS
40. Stoa lecturer : ZENO
41. State in India : ASSAM
43. Unit : PIECE
45. L. A. player : RAM
46. Biting words : GIBES
48. Squabble : HASSLE
50. Solution: Abbr. : ANS
53. Webster : NOAH
54. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
55. Like Diogenes : CYNICAL
57. Silk filaments : SLEAVES
60. Bit of ingenuity : CLEVERIDEA
62. Biblical mount : NEBO
63. Bellows : ROARS
64. Kind of escape : NEAR
65. Bird's maw : CRAW
66. Williams : ANDY
67. Lapidary's concern : GEMS
68. Poultry : HENS
1. Good review : RAVE
2. During : AMID
3. Hudson sight : PALISADES
4. Old capital of Egypt : THEBES
5. Shrieks : CRIESOUT
6. Andersen : HANS
7. Killer whale : ORC
8. Prepare coffee : PERCOLATE
9. Rainbow: Prefix : IRID
10. Perennial best-seller : BIBLE
11. Man and Wight : ISLES
12. Caraway product : SEEDS
15. Reckons : ADDSUP
18. Seine tributary : EURE
20. Podium offering: Abbr. : LECT
23. Slightly brown : TANNISH
25. ___ morgana : FATA
26. Spring perennial : IRIS
28. From A ___ : TOZ
31. Annulling : REPEALING
33. Carry on : PERSEVERE
34. Single : UNAL
35. Fleshy fruit : POME
37. Become swaybacked : SAG
39. Ten o'clock and others : SCHOLARS
42. Walks primly : MINCES
44. Unburden : EASE
47. Tusked animal : BOAR
49. Put an end to : STANCH
50. Ghana's capital : ACCRA
51. Fish-line material : NYLON
52. Golf great : SNEAD
56. Paris suburb : IVRY
57. Mineral layer : SEAM
58. Abba : EBAN
59. Farm animals : SOWS
61. Letter : DEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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