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New York Times, Thursday, April 30, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,565
Across Down
1. Patriarchal father : ABBA
5. Stride easily : LOPE
9. Fanfare : ECLAT
14. Whittier's Muller : MAUD
15. So be it : AMEN
16. Woolen cloth : LAINE
17. Constituent : INTEGRANT
19. NASA word : ORBIT
20. Highland brigands : CATERANS
21. Do a grammar chore : PARSE
22. Fig : ELEMI
23. Minnesota lake : ITASCA
26. Taboo images : GRAVEN
29. German king : OTHO
32. Hindu title : SRI
35. Directs to : REFERS
36. Bank function : LOAN
37. High priest : PONTIFF
39. Balcony: Fr. : GALERIE
41. Auk genus : ALCA
42. Envoy : LEGATE
44. Letter closer: Abbr. : YRS
45. Virginia ___ : REEL
46. French schools : ECOLES
47. Nebraska river : PLATTE
49. Loose robe of Renaissance era : SIMAR
54. Former soprano : PATTI
56. Reecho : RESONATE
59. Wild sheep of Asia : URIAL
60. House plant : CINERARIA
61. Hijacked : STOLE
62. Proceed slowly : INCH
63. Brook : RILL
64. Sharpens : HONES
65. Field: Lat. : AGER
66. Tangles : MATS
1. Vestment : AMICE
2. Commonplace : BANAL
3. Montana city : BUTTE
4. Revoke : ADEEM
5. Zhivago's love : LARA
6. Muscat and ___ : OMAN
7. Dreamy : PENSIVE
8. Inner: Prefix : ENT
9. Genus of tarpon-like fish : ELOPS
10. Spiral staircase : CARACOLE
11. Balancing : LIBRATORY
12. Black cuckoos : ANIS
13. Head: Fr. : TETE
18. Voodoo charm : GRIGRI
24. Dorsal : TERGAL
25. Handle-shaped : ANSATE
27. Metallic luster : REFLET
28. Feign : AFFECT
30. Broadway musical : HAIR
31. Certain bills : ONES
32. Boom : SPAR
33. Play part : ROLE
34. Origin : INCEPTION
38. Fish story : TALLTALE
40. Landlord : LESSOR
43. Hitler general : GOERING
48. Wings: Fr. : AILES
50. Arm ___ : INARM
51. ___ Theresa : MARIA
52. Leaning : ATILT
53. Old Spanish coins : REALS
54. Thrust : PUSH
55. Bread: Prefix : ARTO
57. Noun suffix : ENCE
58. Very, in Bonn : SEHR
60. Govt. agency : CIA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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