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New York Times, Monday, March 16, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,520
Across
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Roman conspirator : CASCA
6
Gemstone : JADE
10
Bridge : SPAN
14
"The ___ are alive ... " : HILLS
15
Cruising : ASEA
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Basket for Alcindor : CAGE
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Utopian : IDEAL
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"So ___?" : WHAT
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Part of RBI : RUNS
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Initiation-fee payer : NEWMEMBER
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Mignon's predecessor : FILET
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Fruit : PEARS
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Nudges : ELBOWS
25
Highway sign : GAS
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Dessert : PIE
29
Slice : SLAB
30
Graduate, for short : ALUM
32
Casanova : LADYKILLER
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Managed : FARED
39
Relatives : KIN
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Prepared : READY
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Small change : FIFTYCENTS
44
City on the Dvina : RIGA
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Bring up : REAR
46
Stroke of luck : HIT
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Number : TEN
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Any port in ___ : ASTORM
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___ lamb : LEGOF
54
Radar screen images : BLIPS
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Edith Hamilton's forte : MYTHOLOGY
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Beach resort : LIDO
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Rani wear : SARI
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___ verte (green earth) : TERRE
62
Same, in Paris : EGAL
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Stem sheath : OCREA
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Function : ROLE
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Service women : WACS
67
Green lights : OKAYS
Down
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Chatter: Slang : CHIN
2
Staff officer : AIDE
3
Scads : SLEW
4
Hold firmly : CLAMP
5
Off guard : ASLEEP
6
Hard candy : JAWBREAKER
7
Residue : ASHES
8
Letter opener : DEAR
9
Break bread : EAT
10
Writer of a sort : SCRIBBLER
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Sao ___ : PAULO
12
Washington name : AGNEW
13
Beds down : NESTS
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Postal matter : MAIL
22
Talent : FLAIR
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Wapiti : ELK
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Butcher's hook : GAFF
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Ride the waves : SURF
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Nylon and others : SYNTHETICS
31
Chief town : METROPOLE
33
Uproar : DIN
34
French drink : LAIT
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Boundary : EDGE
36
Actor Robert : RYAN
38
Fabric workers : DYERS
42
Wheel projection : CAM
43
Sound of relief : SIGH
47
Extreme : TOOTOO
49
Better qualified : ABLER
50
Irish seaport : SLIGO
51
Kind of wave : TIDAL
52
Melodic : LYRIC
53
Spot of color : FLECK
55
Hari : MATA
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Odd: Scot. : ORRA
57
Lady Jane : GREY
58
Some votes : YEAS
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Plant : SOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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