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New York Times, Friday, April 10, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { B F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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P
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,545
Across
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Nuns : VESTALS
8
Small iceberg : GROWLER
15
Experiential : EMPIRIC
16
Jane Eyre, for one : HEROINE
17
Flow forth : EMANATE
18
Takes : ACCEPTS
19
English writer Walter : PATER
20
Diamond group : NINE
22
Comprehended : SEE
23
3,000,000 or so square miles : SAHARADESERT
27
Wall St. term : PAR
30
Pacific staple : TARO
31
Ad infinitum : EVER
32
___ plaisir : AVEC
34
Caravel of 1492 : NINA
36
Overhangs : EAVES
39
Holds back : RETARDS
41
Roofing unit : PANTILE
43
Plowed land: Sp. : ARADA
44
Counterfeiter catcher : TMAN
46
Use a radar transmitter : SCAN
47
Minnelli : LIZA
49
Partner of crafts : ARTS
51
Finite point : END
52
Cocktail-lounge item : SWIZZLESTICK
56
Ovine sound : MAA
57
Trellis piece : LATH
58
Rugged ridge : ARETE
62
Chants : INTONES
65
Two continents in one : EURASIA
67
'Twixt 12 and 20 : TEENAGE
68
Boxed : INCASED
69
Tried : ESSAYED
70
Hamilton and Burr : DUELERS
Down
1
Barkley : VEEP
2
Madame Bovary : EMMA
3
Lover's quarrel : SPAT
4
Parts of harrows : TINES
5
Historic peak : ARARAT
6
Afire : LIT
7
Film writer : SCENARIST
8
Republic west of Togo : GHANA
9
Withdraw : RECEDE
10
Sea animal : ORC
11
Subject of a jeremiad : WOE
12
Performance of a sort : LIPSERVICE
13
Stage direction : ENTER
14
Changed the alarm : RESET
21
Ferrum or osmund : IRON
24
Crewman : HAND
25
Not fractional : EVEN
26
Theater equipment : SEATS
27
Kind of rubber : PARA
28
State firmly : AVER
29
Gets even : RETALIATES
33
Spanish port : CADIZ
35
South African issue : APARTHEID
37
Verve : ELAN
38
Dispatch : SEND
40
Give the bird to : RAZZ
42
No-man : ANTI
45
Schooner feature : MAST
48
State without proof : ALLEGE
50
Hard to find : SCARCE
52
Hit : SMITE
53
Diminishes : WANES
54
Disburdened : EASED
55
South African village : KRAAL
59
To be: Lat. : ESSE
60
Layer : TIER
61
U.S. engineer: 1820–87 : EADS
63
Three ___ match : ONA
64
Certain vote : NAY
66
Ex-premier of Burma : UNU

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