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New York Times, Wednesday, June 3, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,599
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1. Ecce ___ : HOMO
5. Follower of Joel : AMOS
9. McNamara's outfit : BAND
13. Dark : EBON
14. Soft or no : SOAP
15. Borer : AUGER
16. Laugh, in Lyons : RIRE
17. Modernize : STREAMLINE
19. Handicapper's choice : BESTBET
21. Interminable : AGELONG
22. Vessel : EWER
23. Related : AKIN
24. Family member : SIS
25. Confront : ACCOST
27. Awaits judgment : PENDS
29. Old card game : LOO
30. Sawfish snout : SERRA
32. Stringed instrument : SITAR
36. Manner : MODE
38. 17th-century theology : DEISM
40. Star or cat : POLE
41. Bit of time : SPELL
43. Handbill : FLYER
45. On the ___ : LAM
46. Prefix for a parent : MATRI
48. Uno or dos : NUMERO
50. "Shropshire ___" : LAD
53. Gifts for men : TIES
54. Jewish month : ADAR
55. Aeschylus character : ORESTES
57. Beckett play : ENDGAME
60. Civil War figure : COPPERHEAD
62. Summer pest : GNAT
63. French love : AMOUR
64. Existence: Lat. : ESSE
65. Numerical prefix : OCTO
66. Like George Apley : LATE
67. Animals : DEER
68. Adolescent : TEEN
1. Plant : HERB
2. Theater award : OBIE
3. Dots and dashes : MORSECODE
4. Shoe-buckling words : ONETWO
5. Stated : ASSERTED
6. Abolitionist leader : MOTT
7. Put one's ___ in : OAR
8. Phenomenon of the 1920's : SPEAKEASY
9. Moose or Run : BULL
10. Exchange fees : AGIOS
11. Italian socialist : NENNI
12. Leavings : DREGS
15. Makes additions : AMENDS
18. Opposed; cowpoke style : AGIN
20. Good Queen ___ : BESS
23. First words of "The Wasteland" : APRILIS
25. Charity : ALMS
26. Kind of store : COOP
28. Taste : SIP
31. Stimulated : REFRESHED
33. Leeway : TOLERANCE
34. Winged : ALAR
35. San ___ : REMO
37. Tree : ELM
39. Greek playwright : MENANDER
42. Near the end : LATTER
44. Former S.D.S. leader : RUDD
47. Row : TIER
49. Insect larva : MAGGOT
50. Parochial : LOCAL
51. Flowers' forte : AROMA
52. Railway place : DEPOT
56. Gush forth: Var. : SPUE
57. Relax : EASE
58. Ship officer : MATE
59. British school : ETON
61. Compass direction : ESE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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