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New York Times, Thursday, June 4, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,600
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1. "Ars Poetica" author : HORACE
7. Specialized prayer : GRACE
12. Symbol of welcome : OPENARMS
15. Attiring : ROBING
17. Give away one's intent : TELEGRAPHAPUNCH
19. Greek island : CRETE
20. Tear, old style : REAVE
21. Distaff rabbit : DOE
22. Rockfish : RENA
23. Absurd : SILLY
24. Sea gull : TERN
25. Giant star : OTT
26. Surmount : SCALE
27. Court decree : ARRET
28. Become precipitous : STEEPEN
30. Hamlet : DANE
32. Become downcast : SADDEN
33. Kind of soup : LENTIL
37. Daughter of Chaos : GAEA
39. Overlook : CONDONE
40. German river : WESER
43. Sing in a way : CHANT
45. Ragweed genus : IVA
46. Arthurian wife : ENID
47. Abundance : STORE
48. Fruit decay : BLET
49. Cyprinoid fish : IDE
50. Scorn : FLOUT
51. Hosiery color : FLESH
52. Game offering 5-1 odds : RUSSIANROULETTE
55. Abominate : DETEST
56. Patent holder : INVENTOR
57. Pub game : DARTS
58. Hash house : EATERY
1. Kind of Lenten bun : HOTCROSS
2. Friml's forte : OPERETTA
3. Let up : RELENTED
4. Dutch news agency: Abbr. : ANETA
5. Teller's space : CAGE
6. Be incorrect : ERR
7. Kind of boat or train : GRAVY
8. Lasso : ROPE
9. Sumerian deity : ABU
10. Track covering : CINDER
11. Opera fan's shout : ENCORE
13. "Music Man" heroine : MARIAN
14. Incantation : SPELL
16. Treaty city of 1814 : GHENT
18. Forced, as into court : HALED
23. Lucia's "Mad ___" : SCENE
24. Vogue : TREND
26. Assegai or trident : SPEAR
27. Concerning : ANENT
29. ___ out (won closely) : EDGED
31. Unique : ALONE
34. Fashionable attire : TOILETTE
35. Portfolio holder : INVESTOR
36. Tough : LEATHERY
38. ___ impulse (be imprudent) : ACTON
39. Container : CARTON
40. Eldritch : WEIRD
41. Transfused : ENDUED
42. Noontime ritual in Tijuana : SIESTA
44. Mohammedan beauty : HOURI
47. Pieces of wood : SLATS
48. Mixed : BLENT
50. Knuckle sandwich : FIST
51. Insect : FLEA
53. Sunday talk: Abbr. : SER
54. P. I. yam: Var. : UVE

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

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