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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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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,545
Across Down
1. 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
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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