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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
1. Roman conspirator : CASCA
6. Gemstone : JADE
10. Bridge : SPAN
14. "The ___ are alive . . . " : HILLS
15. Cruising : ASEA
16. Basket for Alcindor : CAGE
17. Utopian : IDEAL
18. "So ___?" : WHAT
19. Part of RBI : RUNS
20. Initiation-fee payer : NEWMEMBER
22. Mignon's predecessor : FILET
23. Fruit : PEARS
24. Nudges : ELBOWS
25. Highway sign : GAS
28. Dessert : PIE
29. Slice : SLAB
30. Graduate, for short : ALUM
32. Casanova : LADYKILLER
37. Managed : FARED
39. Relatives : KIN
40. Prepared : READY
41. Small change : FIFTYCENTS
44. City on the Dvina : RIGA
45. Bring up : REAR
46. Stroke of luck : HIT
48. Number : TEN
49. Any port in ___ : ASTORM
52. ___ lamb : LEGOF
54. Radar screen images : BLIPS
55. Edith Hamilton's forte : MYTHOLOGY
59. Beach resort : LIDO
60. Rani wear : SARI
61. ___ verte (green earth) : TERRE
62. Same, in Paris : EGAL
63. Of the ear : OTIC
64. Stem sheath : OCREA
65. Function : ROLE
66. Service women : WACS
67. Green lights : OKAYS
Down
1. 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
11. Sao ___ : PAULO
12. Washington name : AGNEW
13. Beds down : NESTS
21. Postal matter : MAIL
22. Talent : FLAIR
24. Wapiti : ELK
25. Butcher's hook : GAFF
26. Jai ___ : ALAI
27. Ride the waves : SURF
29. Nylon and others : SYNTHETICS
31. Chief town : METROPOLE
33. Uproar : DIN
34. French drink : LAIT
35. 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
56. Odd: Scot. : ORRA
57. Lady Jane : GREY
58. Some votes : YEAS
60. Plant : SOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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