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New York Times, Wednesday, June 24, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 329 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,620
Across
1. Soho swell : TOFF
5. Icon : IMAGE
10. Small change : CENT
14. Melville novel : OMOO
15. Unbend : RELAX
16. Region : AREA
17. Change the setup : REORGANIZE
19. Not recorded : LIVE
20. Minstrel : ENDMAN
21. Absurd : FARCICAL
23. Sponsorship : EGIS
25. Poise : TACT
26. South Sea export : COPRA
29. Cries of pain : OWS
32. Not ___ (mediocre) : SOHOT
35. Agora money : OBOL
36. Faction : CLIQUE
38. Silkworm : ERI
39. Mere : VERY
40. Confess : OWNUP
41. Chkalov's river : URAL
42. Devour : EAT
43. Spreads out : SPACES
44. Furnish : LEND
45. Prop : SHORE
47. Verily : YEA
48. Try : JUDGE
49. Verne's globalist : FOGG
51. Boat feature : KEEL
53. Obfuscates : BECLOUDS
57. Puts on : STAGES
61. Exam : ORAL
62. Inventories : TAKESSTOCK
64. Flooring : TILE
65. Cordage : TWINE
66. Where the Liffey flows : EIRE
67. Harbored : HELD
68. Extension : ANNEX
69. Poker : STUD
Down
1. Sped : TORE
2. Forbode : OMEN
3. Sustenance : FOOD
4. Once : FORMERLY
5. Man of Tabriz : IRANI
6. Certain voters : MEN
7. Arabic letter : ALIF
8. Middle East seaport : GAZA
9. Wield : EXERT
10. Multicolored : CALICO
11. Explorer : ERICTHERED
12. Leningrad's river : NEVA
13. Asian weight : TAEL
18. Infatuated : GAGA
22. Situation : CASE
24. Irish Sea firth : SOLWAY
26. Soho fellows : COVES
27. Magic ritual : OBEAH
28. Frequent stop : PORTOFCALL
30. Flinch : WINCE
31. Shrill cry : SQUEAK
33. Anthropoid, for short : ORANG
34. Diacritical mark : TILDE
36. Man on the beat : COP
37. Bullish times : UPS
41. Howls : ULULATES
43. Lily : SEGO
46. Trundled : ROLLED
48. Namath and co. : JETS
50. ___-percha : GUTTA
52. Where Chelmsford is : ESSEX
53. The pair : BOTH
54. Buffalo's waterfront : ERIE
55. Beginning : DAWN
56. Decorticate : SKIN
58. ___ alone : GOIT
59. Beige : ECRU
60. Timetable, for short : SKED
63. Compass point : ENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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