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New York Times, Tuesday, May 12, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 41-Across had "Washington on gallery"; corrected this to "Washington gallery." Original clue for 9-Down had "Roulete"; corrected this to "Roulette." Original clue for 11-Down had "Shakespearian"; changed this to "Shakespearean."

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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,577
Across
1. Kind of out, in football : TIME
5. Flower : ROSE
9. Nobel chemist in 1963 : NATTA
14. Disquiet : ROIL
15. Name of ancient Syria : ARAM
16. Color from natural earth : OCHER
17. Like some ink : INDELIBLE
19. Tribe of Queen Boadicea : ICENI
20. French scientist : PASCAL
21. Ancient galleys : TRIREMES
23. U. S. Indian : UTE
24. Indication : SIGN
25. Memo : NOTE
26. Portuguese titles : DOMS
28. Penetrate, as with a bit : BOREINTO
30. Doctrine : ISM
31. Reveal : BARE
32. Fencing position : TIERCE
35. Courtly : ELEGANT
37. Ascertain : FINDOUT
38. One of the zones : TORRID
39. Dies ___ : IRAE
40. Back : FRO
41. Washington gallery : NATIONAL
43. Explorer Hedin : SVEN
44. Quasi : ASIF
46. Sgts. : NCOS
47. Anne or Marie : STE
48. Rough-and-tumble battle : DOGFIGHT
50. Did housework : IRONED
53. Plant louse : APHID
54. Pink garnet used as a gem : RHODOLITE
56. Night, in Rome : NOTTE
57. Weird : EERY
58. Deed, in France : ACTE
59. Upbeat in music : ARSIS
60. Russian sea : ARAL
61. Permeate : SEEP
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1. Voyage : TRIP
2. Hebrides island : IONA
3. A dream of sorts : MIDSUMMERNIGHTS
4. Chooses : ELECTS
5. Sora : RAIL
6. Globe : ORB
7. X-shaped cross : SALTIRE
8. Come forth : EMERGE
9. Roulette color : NOIR
10. Stressed : ACCENTED
11. Subtitle of a Shakespearean play : THEMOOROFVENICE
12. Belief : TENET
13. Come into being : ARISE
18. New Guinea port : LAE
22. Incipient : INITIAL
24. Kind : SORT
26. Legislative body : DIET
27. European capital : OSLO
28. Material for hat strips : BANDING
29. Muses, e.g. : NINE
31. Badger : BAIT
33. Preserve : CURE
34. Kind of collar : ETON
36. Wall or sidewalk scrawlings : GRAFFITI
37. Brothers : FRAS
39. ___ words : INOTHER
42. Botanical sheath : OCHREA
43. Long robes : STOLAS
44. Turkish city : ADANA
45. Lethargy : SOPOR
47. Broadway sign : SRO
49. Certain dates : IDES
50. Pastoral poem : IDYL
51. Diminutive ending : ETTE
52. ___ in my heart : DEEP
55. Old English money : ORA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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