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New York Times, Saturday, May 10, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,210
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1. Spread thickly. : PLASTER
8. He makes house calls. : POSTMAN
15. A place for jewelry. : EARLOBE
16. Far out. : EXTREME
17. "Tempest in ___." : ATEAPOT
18. Mocks. : DERIDES
19. Mets or Pilots. : TEAM
20. Word with cracker or hatch. : NUT
22. Like lily pads. : NATANT
23. Don Juan creator. : BYRON
25. Matted fabrics. : FELTS
26. Show of sorts. : RODEO
30. Princess Anne to Margaret. : NIECE
32. Kind of stance. : AKIMBO
34. New Guinea port. : LAE
35. "___ silly question . . . " : ASKA
39. Commended. : PRAISED
41. Like a medium. : PSYCHIC
43. Preservative. : SALT
44. Vex. : IRK
46. Hubbub. : TUMULT
47. Desolate. : BLEAK
49. Baltic people. : LETTS
50. Highly flavored. : SPICY
54. English admiral. : DRAKE
56. Convict's goal. : PAROLE
58. Famous Norwegian. : LIE
59. Seaweed. : ALGA
63. Astronomy muse and others. : URANIAS
65. Of antimony. : STIBIAL
67. Easing of world tensions. : DETENTE
68. Solar phenomenon. : ECLIPSE
69. Crystal-ball gazer. : SEERESS
70. Balkan range. : RHODOPE
1. Fuel soil. : PEAT
2. Better than never. : LATE
3. Neighborhood. : AREA
4. Bridge term. : SLAM
5. Exceed. : TOP
6. Cabinet wood. : EBONY
7. Boomerang act. : RETURN
8. Foot: Prefix. : PED
9. Draft animals. : OXEN
10. Attack with repeated fire. : STRAFE
11. Stereotyped. : TRITE
12. Award. : MEDAL
13. Catkin. : AMENT
14. Sets of boxes. : NESTS
21. Struggle. : TOIL
23. Jerking motions. : BOBS
24. Wagon pole: Dial. : NEAP
26. Strikes. : RAPS
27. Soup ingredient. : OKRA
28. Telephone tone. : DIAL
29. Voice. : EMIT
31. "L'état ___ . . . " : CEST
33. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
35. Highest point. : ACME
36. Close. : SHUT
37. Skirt of sorts. : KILT
38. Book of the Bible. : ACTS
40. Scott. : DRED
42. Holiday time. : YULE
45. Marx. : KARL
47. Signature on a news story. : BYLINE
48. American industrialist. : KAISER
50. Taters. : SPUDS
51. Gay ___. : PAREE
52. Disturbed. : IRATE
53. Fur-fiber worker. : CONER
55. Vessel similar to a yawl. : KETCH
57. Has a bite. : EATS
59. Make ___ for. : ABID
60. Early Chinese poet. : LIPO
61. Pant. : GASP
62. Opposite of aweather. : ALEE
64. French adjective. : SES
66. World workers' group: Abbr. : ILO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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