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New York Times, Saturday, April 18, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,553
Across Down
1. Former London criminal sanctuary : ALSATIA
8. Draw to : ATTRACT
15. Back down : RETRACT
16. Small English boat : CORACLE
17. Lawmaker : ENACTOR
18. Farm vehicle : TRACTOR
19. Scrap : ORT
20. Small drinks : NIPS
22. Small thrushes : CHATS
23. Nonpareil : IDEAL
25. French season : ETE
26. Deteriorates : DECAYS
29. Arab's robe : ABA
31. Beats it: Colloq. : LAMS
35. Fatuous : INANE
36. Hurricane areas : EYES
37. Niche : SLOT
38. Grammatical case: Abbr. : VOC
39. Frames : REDACTS
42. Chemical suffix : ENE
43. Play division : ACTI
45. Horse's gear : TACK
46. Cum ___ : LAUDE
48. Thin piece of wood : SHIM
49. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
50. Constituent : FACTOR
51. Writer's output: Abbr. : MSS
53. Fruit : OLIVE
55. Channel : INSET
58. Of an epoch : ERAL
59. Parent of N.B.C. : RCA
62. Take away from : DETRACT
64. Philippine island : MASBATE
67. Escape : EVASION
68. Wardrobe woman : ATTIRER
69. Fuchsine : MAGENTA
70. Atomic unit : REACTOR
1. Remain fixed : ARE
2. Fabric : LENO
3. Talented performer : STAR
4. Tiger moth : ARCTIAN
5. Make lace : TAT
6. Images : ICONES
7. Entrance halls : ATRIA
8. Behaves : ACTS
9. High hill : TOR
10. Extent : TRACT
11. Writer Carson et al. : RACHELS
12. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
13. Become blocked : CLOT
14. Provinces: Abbr. : TERS
21. Stage performer : PLAYACTOR
24. Textile worker : DYER
25. Direction : EAST
26. Prima donnas : DIVAS
27. Cain's son : ENOCH
28. Desert plants : CACTI
30. Call's partner : BECK
32. North Pacific native : ALEUT
33. "___ Cane" : MONDO
34. Guide : STEER
36. Dutch town : EDAM
40. Greek letters : ETAS
41. Native of Nis : SLAV
44. Plunge into : IMMERSE
47. Harsh : ACERBIC
50. Thready : FILATE
52. Tincture : STAIN
54. Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
55. Footnote word : IDEM
56. Leningrad river : NEVA
57. Kind of party : STAG
58. Volcano : ETNA
60. Buggy : CART
61. Polynesian deity : ATEO
63. Small hut : COT
65. Depot: Abbr. : STA
66. Violate a standard : ERR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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