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New York Times, Thursday, May 28, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Y }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 87, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,593
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1. Afternoon pick-me-up : APERITIF
9. Go this way and that : ZIGZAG
15. Tear roughly : LACERATE
16. New York lake : ONEIDA
17. Coastal region : LITTORAL
18. Indian Ocean gulf : MANNAR
19. Sign of a hit : SRO
20. Little Eleanor : NELL
21. European badgers : BROCKS
22. Irish luck : CESS
23. Kind of cotton : PIMA
24. Repudiate : ABJURE
27. Liquefy by heat : FUSE
28. ___ jure? : QUO
31. Rummage : ROUT
32. Word under a red light : EXIT
34. Intimidate : DAUNT
36. Function : ROLE
37. "Moll Flanders" author : DEFOE
39. ___ yourself : DOIT
40. On the qui vive : ALERT
42. Hur and others : BENS
43. Little thing : MITE
44. Enervate : SAP
45. Important nights : EVES
47. Morning glory, for one : TWINER
49. Secular : LAIC
50. Trumpeter Al : HIRT
51. Nautical ropes : SHEETS
54. Branches : RAMI
55. Church title : FRA
58. Go one better : OUTWIT
59. Of an area of Turkey : ANATOLIC
61. Last syllable : ULTIMA
62. Enzyme : ESTERASE
63. Hesitations : PAUSES
64. Alternated : SEESAWED
1. Contraction in Shakespeare title : ALLS
2. Shoes or stockings : PAIR
3. Prefix for plasm : ECTO
4. Send back: Abbr. : RET
5. Mangle : IRONER
6. Darnel kernel : TARESEED
7. Styles of type: Abbr. : ITALS
8. What Jack did : FELL
9. Tall rum drinks : ZOMBIS
10. Embraced : INARMED
11. Rival of Pisa and Venice : GENOA
12. Metallic element : ZINC
13. Island off Alaska : ADAK
14. Destructive fishes : GARS
22. Like one's own baby : CUTER
23. Don : PUTON
24. Wall hanging : ARRAS
25. Word in a college song : BOOLA
26. Derby drink : JULEP
27. They go with drums : FIFES
28. Wedgelike piece of stone : QUOIN
29. Be as one : UNITE
30. Badger's relative : OTTER
33. Medit. vessel : XEBEC
35. Confess : ADMIT
38. Early word on TV repair cost : ESTIMATE
41. Four o'clock, to some : TEATIME
46. Outlooks : VISTAS
48. Pens : WRITES
49. Trailblazer with Clark : LEWIS
50. Early guild: Var. : HANSE
51. Heavy fog : SOUP
52. Dance : HULA
53. Caesar's words : ETTU
54. Name for girls : RAES
55. Gust of wind : FLAW
56. Get up : RISE
57. Scored a point : ACED
60. ___ pro nobis : ORA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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