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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Original 41-Down clue had "The"; changed it to "the." Original 62-Down had "Sat."; changed it to "Lat."

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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,585
Across
1. Nicholas : TSAR
5. Port of Iraq : BASRA
10. Warm-water fish : MERO
14. French pronoun : ELLE
15. Asian range : ALTAI
16. Skinner : OTIS
17. Certain pests : LITTERBUGS
19. Brazil, etc. : NUTS
20. Decorous : STAID
21. Reason in a way : ANALOGIZE
23. ___ King Cole : NAT
25. Bedaub : SMEAR
26. Of the Moslem faith : ISLAMIC
30. Led the way : USHERED
34. Army man: Abbr. : NCO
35. Muffler : SCARF
37. Turkish scholars : ULEMA
38. Grips : BAGS
40. Inhale : SNIFF
42. Tallow ingredient : SUET
43. Out on ___ : ALIMB
45. Common and headless : NAILS
47. Perceive : SEE
48. Actress Yvonne : DECARLO
50. Certain fishermen : NETTERS
52. Meat cuts : LOINS
54. Ironically humorous : WRY
55. Milton's fallen angel : BEELZEBUB
59. Delete : ERASE
63. Wash : LAVE
64. Grotesque persons : GOLLIWOGGS
66. Egyptian goddess : ISIS
67. At last, in Paris : ENFIN
68. Wash. players : NATS
69. Skin : PELT
70. O'Casey and Connery : SEANS
71. Gaelic : ERSE
Down
1. Wires: Abbr. : TELS
2. Eastern skirt style : SLIT
3. Can. province : ALTA
4. Eye part : RETINA
5. Profession : BAR
6. Provençal love lyric : ALBA
7. Shocks : STUNS
8. Street child : RAGAMUFFIN
9. Theater areas : AISLES
10. Certain dogs : MONGRELS
11. Small case : ETUI
12. Name linked to fancy living : RITZ
13. Bone: Prefix : OSSE
18. Cheeses : EDAMS
22. Kauai's neighbor : OAHU
24. Twitches : TICS
26. Headed for the doghouse : INBAD
27. Music-lesson chore : SCALE
28. Reason : LOGIC
29. Fetlock support : CANNONBONE
31. Conserve in a way : REUSE
32. Eastern prince : EMEER
33. Palms : DATES
36. Inlet : RIA
39. Weest : SMALLEST
41. ___ the coop : FLEW
44. Tito : BROZ
46. Scatter : STREW
49. Feudal lords : LIEGES
51. Power : TYRONE
53. Useful drug : SULFA
55. Radar marker : BLIP
56. Lighten : EASE
57. Mean : EVIL
58. Pancake: Var. : BLIN
60. Seaweed product : AGAR
61. Army men: Abbr. : SGTS
62. Being: Lat. : ESSE
65. Certain politicians : INS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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