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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

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Across
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Former London criminal sanctuary : ALSATIA
8
Draw to : ATTRACT
15
Back down : RETRACT
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Small English boat : CORACLE
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Lawmaker : ENACTOR
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Farm vehicle : TRACTOR
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Scrap : ORT
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Small drinks : NIPS
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Small thrushes : CHATS
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Nonpareil : IDEAL
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French season : ETE
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Deteriorates : DECAYS
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Arab's robe : ABA
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Beats it: Colloq. : LAMS
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Fatuous : INANE
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Hurricane areas : EYES
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Niche : SLOT
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Grammatical case: Abbr. : VOC
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Frames : REDACTS
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Play division : ACTI
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Horse's gear : TACK
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Cum ___ : LAUDE
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Thin piece of wood : SHIM
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Constituent : FACTOR
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Writer's output: Abbr. : MSS
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Fruit : OLIVE
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Channel : INSET
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Parent of N.B.C. : RCA
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Take away from : DETRACT
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Philippine island : MASBATE
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Escape : EVASION
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Wardrobe woman : ATTIRER
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Fuchsine : MAGENTA
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Atomic unit : REACTOR
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Remain fixed : ARE
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Fabric : LENO
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Talented performer : STAR
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Tiger moth : ARCTIAN
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Make lace : TAT
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Images : ICONES
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Entrance halls : ATRIA
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Behaves : ACTS
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High hill : TOR
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Extent : TRACT
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Writer Carson et al. : RACHELS
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Become blocked : CLOT
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Provinces: Abbr. : TERS
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Stage performer : PLAYACTOR
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Textile worker : DYER
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Direction : EAST
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Prima donnas : DIVAS
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Cain's son : ENOCH
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Desert plants : CACTI
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Call's partner : BECK
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North Pacific native : ALEUT
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"___ Cane" : MONDO
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Guide : STEER
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Dutch town : EDAM
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Native of Nis : SLAV
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Plunge into : IMMERSE
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Harsh : ACERBIC
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Thready : FILATE
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Tincture : STAIN
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Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
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Footnote word : IDEM
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Leningrad river : NEVA
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Kind of party : STAG
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Volcano : ETNA
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Buggy : CART
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Polynesian deity : ATEO
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Small hut : COT
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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