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New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,508
Across
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Drink, Skid Row style : SLUG
5
Pyle : GOMER
10
Slangy exclamation : RATS
14
Slacken : EASE
15
Lessen : ABATE
16
Xenophane's town : ELEA
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Made ___ profit : ANET
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Restricted, with "off" : ROPED
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Call "0" : DIAL
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Order for "a blue lady" : REDROSES
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Fit together : COHERE
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Cupid : EROS
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New: Ger. : NEUE
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Sluggish : LEADEN
29
Revises an outline : REDRAFTS
33
Ridge on a column : ARRIS
34
Temporary star : NOVA
35
Under-the-table term : DEAL
36
Continue : GOON
37
Yellow, for one : FEVER
38
Austen novel : EMMA
39
Read copy : EDIT
40
Scoundrel's look : LEER
41
Plead guilty : ADMIT
42
2 and 5 Down, for instance : REDHEADS
44
Fully : NOLESS
45
New Haven trees : ELMS
46
Soup base : BONE
47
Perplex : BAFFLE
50
Makes public, as a report : RELEASES
54
Silkworm : ERIA
55
Pen name for Ramée : OUIDA
57
Triangular insert : GORE
58
Powder : TALC
59
Let one's hair down, in a way : UNPIN
60
Impulse : URGE
61
One of Charlie's companions : ABLE
62
Showers : TEEMS
63
Thames town : ETON
Down
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Char the steak : SEAR
2
Singer Abbe : LANE
3
Worn : USED
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Alias Mrs. Miniver : GARSON
6
Musical instruments : OBOES
7
Contour and road : MAPS
8
Pierre's summer : ETE
9
Wood for lead pencils : REDCEDAR
10
Conan Doyle group : REDHEADEDLEAGUE
11
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Mender's business : TEAR
13
Housewife's quest : SALE
21
Siderite and mispickel : ORES
23
Pronoun : OUR
25
Emphatic adverb : NEVER
26
Brew : LAGER
27
Disintegrate : ERODE
28
Of the lily family : AROID
29
Wanders : ROVES
30
___ fatale : FEMME
31
Cloth strainer : TAMIS
32
Lathing : SLATS
34
Requirements : NEEDS
37
Jet pilot's problem : FLAMEOUT
41
Excellent : AONE
43
Pipe connection : ELL
44
Stateless man and others : NOLANS
46
Darken : BEDIM
47
Greek letter : BETA
48
Saracen : ARAB
49
Occupy : FILL
50
Ready : RIPE
51
Arrange : SORT
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By reason of : ERGO
53
What children should be : SEEN
56
French numeral : UNE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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