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New York Times, Thursday, May 21, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
David Steinberg notes:

Original 32-Down clue had "Daskboard"; corrected this to "Dashboard." Also, original 10-Down clue had "rule"; corrected this to "mule."

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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,586
Across
1
Deride : SCOFF
6
Stable : MEWS
10
Again : MORE
14
Card game : POKER
15
Wyatt : EARP
16
Among : AMID
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Confederate general : EARLY
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Poplar : TREE
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Trimmed: Scot. : SNOD
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Garbed : CLAD
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Vikings' conqueror : KANSASCITY
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Smudge : SOIL
25
Musical group : TRIO
26
Rough : RASPED
29
Sparkles : GLITTERS
33
Raised platform : ALTAR
34
Refrigerant : BRINE
35
Steal: Slang : COP
36
Excursion : TOUR
37
Metallic sound : CLANG
38
Swing around : SLUE
39
Fraternal order: Abbr. : IOF
40
Whiplash : THONG
41
Put on : STAGE
42
Scion : OFFSHOOT
44
Chattered : PRATED
45
Signal : WORD
46
Orson : BEAN
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League : FEDERATION
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Drab's partner : DRIB
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Song : ARIA
56
Constellation : LYRA
57
Western capital : BOISE
58
Activist : DOER
59
Narrative poem : EPOS
60
Proposal : OFFER
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Guesses: Abbr. : ESTS
62
Dispatched : SENT
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In many cases : OFTEN
Down
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Distinct: Abbr. : SPEC
2
Fuel : COAL
3
Vegetable : OKRA
4
Crystal-like mineral : FELDSPAR
5
English dramatist : FRY
6
Silver : METAL
7
Merit : EARN
8
Collegiate sport : WRESTLING
9
Fishing in a way : SPEARING
10
Army mule : MASCOT
11
All: Prefix : OMNI
12
Disturbance : RIOT
13
Feature of Charybdis : EDDY
21
Rib : KID
22
Put in position : SITE
24
Poetic word : OER
26
Math word : RATIO
27
Distant : ALOOF
28
Gluttonize : STUFF
29
Union general : GRANT
30
Fanfare : ECLAT
31
Cosmetic : ROUGE
32
Dashboard meter reading : SPEED
34
A or B or O : BLOODTYPE
37
Hymns : CHORALES
38
Tie : STANDOFF
40
Norse god : THOR
41
Mexican lady: Abbr. : SRA
43
Vows : SWEARS
44
Cob's partner : PEN
46
Emulate Major Hoople : BOAST
47
Wane : FADE
48
Greek god : EROS
49
Legislative body : DIET
50
Press : IRON
52
Split : RIFT
53
Knowing reply : ISEE
54
European capital : BERN
57
"Mockingbird" character : BOO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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