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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."

1
T
2
S
3
A
4
R
5
B
6
A
7
S
8
R
9
A
10
M
11
E
12
R
13
O
14
E
L
L
E
15
A
L
T
A
I
16
O
T
I
S
17
L
I
T
T
18
E
R
B
U
G
S
19
N
U
T
S
20
S
T
A
I
D
21
A
N
A
L
22
O
G
I
Z
E
23
N
A
24
T
25
S
M
E
A
R
26
I
27
S
28
L
A
M
I
29
C
30
U
S
H
E
31
R
32
E
33
D
34
N
C
O
35
S
C
A
36
R
F
37
U
L
E
M
A
38
B
A
G
39
S
40
S
N
I
F
41
F
42
S
U
E
T
43
A
L
I
M
44
B
45
N
A
I
L
46
S
47
S
E
E
48
D
E
C
A
R
49
L
O
50
N
E
T
51
T
E
R
S
52
L
O
I
N
53
S
54
W
R
Y
55
B
56
E
57
E
L
Z
E
B
U
58
B
59
E
R
60
A
61
S
62
E
63
L
A
V
E
64
G
O
L
L
65
I
W
O
G
G
S
66
I
S
I
S
67
E
N
F
I
N
68
N
A
T
S
69
P
E
L
T
70
S
E
A
N
S
71
E
R
S
E
© 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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