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New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,588
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1. Pronoun : ITSELF
7. Gain as profit : REALIZE
14. Substance : MATTER
15. Wordsworth inspiration : DAFFODIL
16. Teach, for instance : PIRATE
17. Wealthy : AFFLUENT
18. Anything high-flown : ELA
19. Made sure of : SEENTO
21. "Othello" character : IAGO
22. Clothing : TOGS
24. Maple genus : ACER
25. Skilled one: Suffix : STER
26. Impulse : URGE
27. Wards off : AVERTS
29. Nigerian tribe : EDO
30. Of a higher quality : SELECTED
32. John or Bonar : LAW
34. Storehouses : DEPOTS
35. Scold : BERATE
38. Knight : SIR
39. Patronage : BUSINESS
41. Intersect : CUT
44. Classifies : LABELS
46. "To ___ his own" : EACH
47. Numbers : ONES
49. Rugged rock : CRAG
50. Coast Guard girl : SPAR
51. Vast sum : MINT
52. The farmer ___ wife : TAKESA
55. Eastern name : ALI
56. Make uniform : EQUALIZE
58. Left behind : OUTRAN
60. Personnel chief's problem : TURNOVER
61. Nebraska river : PLATTE
62. Hothouse item : SEEDBED
63. Finn's friend : SAWYER
1. Incentive : IMPETUS
2. Fashioned : TAILORED
3. Wander : STRAGGLE
4. Greek letter : ETA
5. Hires out : LETS
6. Kind of ride : FREE
7. Roof timber : RAFTER
8. Smooth : EFFORTLESS
9. Labor initials : AFL
10. St. ___ : LOUIS
11. Prefigure : IDEATE
12. Made a bullet-like sound : ZINGED
13. Matador's adversary : ELTORO
15. Moved nimbly : DANCED
20. Gable areas : EAVES
23. Percolates slowly : SEEPS
27. Alluring : ATTRACTIVE
28. Loose garment : SARI
31. Roll of stamps : COIL
33. Peters out : WANES
35. Battle of the ___ : BULGE
36. Event of 1773 : TEAPARTY
37. Carry up : ESCALATE
39. Chemist's vessel : BEAKER
40. Fraternal man : SHRINER
41. Halley's and Encke's : COMETS
42. Without equal : UNIQUE
43. Teacher's goal : TENURE
45. Soldered with an alloy : BRAZED
48. Place for taxis : STAND
53. Conciliatory gifts : SOPS
54. Large room : AULA
57. Mining vein : LOB
59. Marble : TAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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