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New York Times, Saturday, April 4, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,539
Across
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Kind of turtle soup : MOCK
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Banquet ritual : TOAST
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Hit the books, belatedly : CRAM
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Enthusiasm : ELAN
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Muzhik's money : RUBLE
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Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Problem in urban renewal : RELOCATION
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Novel idea : PLOT
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French satirist : VOLTAIRE
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"___ and the Grasshopper" : THEANT
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Lance vs. lance : JOUST
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Concerns : FEARS
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Early Christians : GNOSTICS
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Academy founder : PLATO
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Irish island group : ARAN
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Racecourse : OVAL
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Drying oven : OAST
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Preservative : BRINE
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Kin of Philo, Simon, etc. : NERO
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Venue : SITE
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Buffalo of India : ARNA
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Bristles : SETAE
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Limbo locale : TRINIDAD
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Inebriate : BESOT
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Churlish : SURLY
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Handle rudely : PAW
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One of the Petes : SNEAKY
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Ballroom dance : MERENGUE
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Preliminary event : HEAT
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Words for a sweetheart : ONEANDONLY
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Eliza's nag : ORSE
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Dint : FORCE
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European area : SAAR
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Mare's fare : OATS
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Manumits : FREES
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Sea eagle : ERNE
Down
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Griffin : MERV
2
Spread : OLEO
3
Heads or tails : CALL
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Carrick bend : KNOT
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Ho Chi Minh et al. : TRAILS
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Rose's friend : ABIE
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Truncated traffic sign : SLO
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Long-shot odds : TENTOONE
10
Crowns : COPESTONES
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Apropos : RELATIVETO
12
Later : ANON
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Antislavery leader of 1800's : MOTT
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African metropolis : CAIRO
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Czech martyr : HUS
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Knowledge, in Hinduism : JNANA
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Aptitude : FLAIR
26
Part of Kipling's dichotomy : EASTISEAST
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Weakens : ATTENUATES
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9-to-5 routine, for some : GRIND
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200 milligrams : CARAT
30
Blackthorn : SLOE
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Diplomat's assignment : POST
32
Clothe : ARRAY
35
Faring poorly : BADLYOFF
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Did a housewife's job : SEWED
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Wear on : IRK
42
Writer Harry Elmer : BARNES
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Accord : PEACE
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Unwelcoming word : SHOO
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Tiber tributary : NERA
47
Simple : MERE
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Reporter's asset, figuratively : NOSE
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Kennel sound : GNAR
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Direction: Abbr. : NOR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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