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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

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Kind of turtle soup : MOCK
5. Banquet ritual : TOAST
10. Hit the books, belatedly : CRAM
14. Enthusiasm : ELAN
15. Muzhik's money : RUBLE
16. Wine: Prefix : OENO
17. Problem in urban renewal : RELOCATION
19. Novel idea : PLOT
20. French satirist : VOLTAIRE
21. "___ and the Grasshopper" : THEANT
23. ___ du Diable : ILE
24. Lance vs. lance : JOUST
25. Concerns : FEARS
28. Early Christians : GNOSTICS
31. Academy founder : PLATO
32. Irish island group : ARAN
33. Racecourse : OVAL
34. Drying oven : OAST
35. Preservative : BRINE
36. Kin of Philo, Simon, etc. : NERO
37. Venue : SITE
38. Buffalo of India : ARNA
39. Bristles : SETAE
40. Limbo locale : TRINIDAD
42. Inebriate : BESOT
43. Churlish : SURLY
44. Handle rudely : PAW
45. One of the Petes : SNEAKY
47. Ballroom dance : MERENGUE
52. Preliminary event : HEAT
53. Words for a sweetheart : ONEANDONLY
55. Eliza's nag : ORSE
56. Dint : FORCE
57. European area : SAAR
58. Mare's fare : OATS
59. Manumits : FREES
60. Sea eagle : ERNE
Down
1. Griffin : MERV
2. Spread : OLEO
3. Heads or tails : CALL
4. Carrick bend : KNOT
5. Ho Chi Minh et al. : TRAILS
6. Bizarre : OUTRE
7. Rose's friend : ABIE
8. Truncated traffic sign : SLO
9. Long-shot odds : TENTOONE
10. Crowns : COPESTONES
11. Apropos : RELATIVETO
12. Later : ANON
13. Antislavery leader of 1800's : MOTT
18. African metropolis : CAIRO
22. Czech martyr : HUS
24. Knowledge, in Hinduism : JNANA
25. Aptitude : FLAIR
26. Part of Kipling's dichotomy : EASTISEAST
27. Weakens : ATTENUATES
28. 9-to-5 routine, for some : GRIND
29. 200 milligrams : CARAT
30. Blackthorn : SLOE
31. Diplomat's assignment : POST
32. Clothe : ARRAY
35. Faring poorly : BADLYOFF
39. Did a housewife's job : SEWED
41. Wear on : IRK
42. Writer Harry Elmer : BARNES
44. Accord : PEACE
45. Unwelcoming word : SHOO
46. Tiber tributary : NERA
47. Simple : MERE
48. Reporter's asset, figuratively : NOSE
49. Kennel sound : GNAR
50. ___ Bator : ULAN
51. Brontë heroine : EYRE
54. 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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