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New York Times, Friday, May 8, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
David Steinberg notes:

Original 9-Down clue had "Field's"; changed this to "Fields's."

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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,573

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Across
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Sets upon : ASSAILS
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Frowns : GLOWERS
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Weld : TUESDAY
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Royal symbols : REGALIA
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Memorable teacher : MRCHIPS
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Bandit : BRIGAND
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New-math term : SET
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East: Ger. : OST
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Straying : ROVING
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Dutch painter : STEEN
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Urge : YEN
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Dry : SEC
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Face: Slang : MAP
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___ tidings : GLAD
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Machines : LATHES
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Shakespearean hero : PROSPERO
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Horns : ANTLERS
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Pearls of great luster : ORIENTS
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Passage of immigrant days : STEERAGE
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Get lost! : BEATIT
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Press agency : TASS
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Craggy hill : TOR
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Iowa college : COE
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Egos' sources : IDS
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Condition : SHAPE
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Signify : DENOTE
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W. W. II agency : OPA
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Kind of tide : EBB
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Asian capital : RANGOON
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Czechoslovakian region : MORAVIA
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Perfume : INCENSE
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Factor in wit : BREVITY
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Noble : PEERESS
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Furtiveness : STEALTH
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Planetary gases: Abbr. : ATMS
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Natch : SURE
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Denomination : SECT
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Tree : ASH
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Dostoevski novel, with "The" : IDIOT
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Error : LAPSE
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Things to beat : SYSTEM
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United Kingdom: Abbr. : GRBR
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Baby in W. C. Fields's life : LEROY
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Arch : OGIVE
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Eisenhower volume : WAGINGPEACE
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Ardor : ELAN
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Opera cycle : RING
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Deplorable : SAD
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Presidential biographer : SCHLESINGER
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Downy surface : NAP
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___ Vittoria : SANTA
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Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
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Not a tyro : PRO
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Man's nickname : ARTIE
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Biblical verb : DOST
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Shoe form : LAST
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Poetic word : EER
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Spanish lady: Abbr. : SRA
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Sphere : ORB
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She: Ger. : SIE
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N.C.O. : SGT
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Geometry figures : RHOMBS
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Blackmore heroine : DOONE
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On the glacial side : STOSS
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Ship direction : APORT
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Gay place : PAREE
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Borge or Andersen : DANE
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Noun ending : ENCE
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Bad : EVIL
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Bollard : BITT
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Birch : BAYH
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Kind of saw : RIP
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Gardner : AVA

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