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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
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Patriarchal father : ABBA
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Stride easily : LOPE
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Fanfare : ECLAT
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Whittier's Muller : MAUD
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So be it : AMEN
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Woolen cloth : LAINE
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Constituent : INTEGRANT
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NASA word : ORBIT
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Highland brigands : CATERANS
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Do a grammar chore : PARSE
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Fig : ELEMI
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Minnesota lake : ITASCA
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Taboo images : GRAVEN
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German king : OTHO
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Hindu title : SRI
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Directs to : REFERS
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Bank function : LOAN
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High priest : PONTIFF
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Balcony: Fr. : GALERIE
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Auk genus : ALCA
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Envoy : LEGATE
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Letter closer: Abbr. : YRS
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Virginia ___ : REEL
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French schools : ECOLES
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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Loose robe of Renaissance era : SIMAR
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Former soprano : PATTI
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Reecho : RESONATE
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Wild sheep of Asia : URIAL
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House plant : CINERARIA
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Hijacked : STOLE
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Proceed slowly : INCH
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Brook : RILL
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Sharpens : HONES
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Field: Lat. : AGER
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Tangles : MATS
Down
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Vestment : AMICE
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Commonplace : BANAL
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Montana city : BUTTE
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Revoke : ADEEM
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Muscat and ___ : OMAN
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Dreamy : PENSIVE
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Inner: Prefix : ENT
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Genus of tarpon-like fish : ELOPS
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Spiral staircase : CARACOLE
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Balancing : LIBRATORY
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Black cuckoos : ANIS
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Voodoo charm : GRIGRI
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Dorsal : TERGAL
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Handle-shaped : ANSATE
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Metallic luster : REFLET
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Feign : AFFECT
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Broadway musical : HAIR
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Certain bills : ONES
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Boom : SPAR
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Play part : ROLE
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Origin : INCEPTION
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Fish story : TALLTALE
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Landlord : LESSOR
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Hitler general : GOERING
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Wings: Fr. : AILES
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Arm ___ : INARM
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___ Theresa : MARIA
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Leaning : ATILT
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Old Spanish coins : REALS
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Thrust : PUSH
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Bread: Prefix : ARTO
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Noun suffix : ENCE
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Very, in Bonn : SEHR
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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