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New York Times, Saturday, March 21, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,525
Across
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Bath and others : SPAS
5
Burn up : CHAR
9
Trivial : BANAL
14
Flexible : LIMP
15
Partner of hearty : HALE
16
Second of a poetic trio : ABONE
17
On ___ with : APAR
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Predecessor of 16 Across : ARAG
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Caretakers of a sort : NANAS
20
Buckwheat tree : TITI
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Graceful gazelles : SPRINGBOKS
23
Tingles : STINGS
25
Heavy hammer : MAUL
26
Loonlike bird : GREBE
28
Continue to be : REMAIN
33
Old-hat : PASSE
36
Literary works : ODES
38
Time ___ half : ANDA
39
Holding the reins : INPOWER
41
Responds in class : RECITES
43
Vingt-___ : ETUN
44
Catch : SNAG
46
Beginning : ONSET
47
Butt : TARGET
49
Country ways : ROADS
51
Upward flight : SOAR
53
Abrogate : REPEAL
57
Feat in tumbling : HANDSPRING
62
City on the Truckee : RENO
63
Now: Sp. : AHORA
64
Layer of the iris : UVEA
65
Cleopatra's maid : IRAS
66
Language of the Far East : MALAY
67
Kettle handle : BAIL
68
Agreeable : NICE
69
Red deer : STAGS
70
In the (style of): It. : ALLA
71
Turns right : GEES
Down
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Name for a thin man : SLATS
2
Singing bird : PIPIT
3
Violin maker : AMATI
4
Mendelssohn work : SPRINGSONG
5
Dance step : CHASSE
6
Koto's cousin : HARP
7
Startled : ALARMED
8
Palace in the Forum Romanum : REGIA
9
Piece of jewelry : BANGLE
10
Quatrain's rhyme scheme : ABAB
11
Definitely not! : NONO
12
Biblical giant : ANAK
13
Not as much : LESS
22
Household worker : NURSE
24
Burgeoned : GREW
27
By nature : BORN
29
Chief motive power : MAINSPRING
30
Formicidae : ANTS
31
___ fixe : IDEE
32
Famed cartoonist : NAST
33
Magpie : PIET
34
Architectural pier : ANTA
35
Climbing iron : SPUR
37
Consequently : ERGO
40
Prevent legally : ESTOP
42
Standard of conduct : CODE
45
Advent : ARRIVAL
48
Literary works : ESSAYS
50
Adjutant stork : ARGALA
52
Caribbean resort : ARUBA
54
Mysterious : EERIE
55
Come within ___ of : ANACE
56
Forfeits : LOSES
57
Certain actors : HAMS
58
At the drop of ___ : AHAT
59
Lopez's musical theme : NOLA
60
One kind of race : DRAG
61
Armstrong : NEIL

Answer summary: 2 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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