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New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,535
Across
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Kind of scene at a sale : MOB
4
Fastening device : CLAMP
9
Certain M.D.'s : GPS
12
Waiter, in Bonn : OBER
14
Type of anesthetic : LOCAL
15
Excuse : PLEA
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City on the Maumee : TOLEDOOHIO
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Become fixed : ROOT
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Burbot : EELPOUT
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Repudiates : DISOWNS
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Legal order : WRIT
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Anatomy student : MEDIC
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Halloween wear : SHEET
26
Forefront : VAN
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Cancel : ERASE
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School subject : MATH
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Way to stand in poker : PAT
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Circumvents : EVADES
34
Believer in a certain doctrine : ATHEIST
36
Inundation : FRESHET
37
Chinese province : SHENSI
38
U.S. writer : POE
39
___ and again : TIME
40
Grating : HARSH
41
___ vobiscum : PAX
42
Roman river : TIBER
43
Hercules's captive and others : IOLES
45
Over, in France : FINI
46
Connecticut suburb of N. Y. : NOROTON
49
Maker : CREATOR
52
English river : AVON
53
Part of the day : SUPPERTIME
55
Weakens : SAPS
56
Howe : ELIAS
57
Long time : EONS
58
Pub order : ALE
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Secrete : STASH
60
Fishing gear : NET
Down
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Speck : MOTE
2
Musical instrument : OBOE
3
Leader : BELLWETHER
4
Hard hit, in baseball : CLOUT
5
Spoils : LOOT
6
___ du lieber : ACH
7
Rhine dweller of opera : MAIDEN
8
Genetic suffix : PLOID
9
Pervasive warmth : GLOW
10
Laborer : PEON
11
Days of week: Abbr. : SATS
13
Reproofs : REPREHENSIONS
15
Emulate Hamlet : PROCRASTINATE
17
___ now : DOIT
21
Kitchen utensil : SIEVE
23
Entangle : MAT
24
Tennis stroke : SMASH
25
___-yoga : HATHA
26
Dyer's need : VAT
28
Act of letting in : ADHIBITION
29
Intercom words from the boss : SEEME
30
Chemical compound : ESTER
32
Greek letter : PSI
33
Sooner than : ERE
35
"___ an arrow in the air" : ISHOT
36
Nickname for Rommel : FOX
38
Dance step : PAS
41
Last but one : PENULT
42
Stratum : TIER
44
Mislays : LOSES
45
Inexperienced : FRESH
46
Astronauts' org. : NASA
47
Face shape : OVAL
48
Cowboy gear : ROPE
49
Men of statistics: Abbr. : CPAS
50
All: Lat. : OMNE
51
Musical sign : REST
54
___ mater : PIA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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