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New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,516
Across Down
1. Place in the pecking order : STATUS
7. Engages : MESHES
13. Sovereignty : THRONE
14. Pique : EXCITE
15. Yugoslav region : CROATIA
16. Retailers : DEALERS
18. Skulks : LURKS
19. Oahu fare : POI
21. Temple gateway : TORII
22. Thirst quenchers : ADES
23. Vacation mecca : BEACH
25. Benchley, to friends : NAT
26. ___ culpa : MEA
27. Sallied forth : SORTIED
29. ___ loss : ATA
30. Ancient biographer : PLUTARCH
32. Long wave : ROLLER
34. Where Cedar Breaks is : UTAH
35. Heavy knife : BOLO
36. Groove : RABBET
39. Wastes : FRITTERS
43. Candlenut tree : AMA
44. Keeps back : DETAINS
46. Old trouper : VET
47. Mutt : CUR
48. Fabric : SERGE
49. Storage structure : SILO
50. Run away : ELOPE
53. School org. : NEA
54. Tree of India : DADAP
55. Assemblies : SENATES
57. Artlessness : NAIVETE
59. Bargaining goal of teachers : TENURE
60. Clergyman : DIVINE
61. Pub ware : STEINS
62. Reports in a biased way : SLANTS
1. Pastry dessert : STRUDEL
2. Noted New Englander : THOREAU
3. Asian river : ARAKS
4. Children : TOTS
5. One: Prefix : UNI
6. Marine fish : SEAPERCH
7. Family of Italy : MEDICI
8. English river : EXE
9. Begone! : SCAT
10. Hawaiian port : HILO
11. ___ City : ETERNAL
12. In succession : SERIATE
15. Holding device : CLAMP
17. Shankar's instrument : SITAR
20. Curse : OATH
23. Acid salts : BORATES
24. Gallant girl : HEROINE
27. Surfeited : SATED
28. Blockheads : DOLTS
31. Container : TUB
33. Batch : LOT
35. Robbers : BRIGANDS
36. Track events : RACES
37. Magic charms : AMULETS
38. British title : BARONET
39. Get along : FARE
40. Clear : EVIDENT
41. Recounts : RELATES
42. Mine pit : STOPE
45. Grammatical forms : TENSES
49. Asian evergreen : SAVIN
51. Window part : PANE
52. Small case : ETUI
54. Peters or Pons : DIVA
56. Water bird : ERN
58. Trouble : AIL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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