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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
1. Drink, Skid Row style : SLUG
5. Pyle : GOMER
10. Slangy exclamation : RATS
14. Slacken : EASE
15. Lessen : ABATE
16. Xenophane's town : ELEA
17. Made ___ profit : ANET
18. Restricted, with "off" : ROPED
19. Call "0" : DIAL
20. Order for "a blue lady" : REDROSES
22. Fit together : COHERE
24. Cupid : EROS
25. New: Ger. : NEUE
26. 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
1. Char the steak : SEAR
2. Singer Abbe : LANE
3. Worn : USED
4. Seethe : GETREDINTHEFACE
5. 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
12. 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
52. 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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