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New York Times, Saturday, June 6, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,602
Across
1. Falter in speech : STAMMER
8. "I Am ___" : ACAMERA
15. Make merry : CAROUSE
16. Slackens : RELAXES
17. State capital : AUGUSTA
18. Norman family : MAILERS
19. Loafer : DRONE
20. Move aimlessly : COAST
22. Long rod : CUE
23. Form of to be: Fr. : SONT
24. Docile : TAME
25. Football play : PUNT
26. What ___ of time! : AWASTE
29. Picture border : MAT
30. Ratify : AFFIRM
33. Derisive : SNEERING
37. Small pianos : SPINETS
39. Like some sloths : TWOTOED
40. Downs' relatives, in puzzles : ACROSSES
42. Scottish physicist and family : EWINGS
43. Kind of stock fund: Abbr. : MUT
44. Craving : THIRST
46. Arm: Fr. : BRAS
48. Flabbergast : STUN
49. Poetic foot : IAMB
53. Fordham mascot : RAM
54. Esoteric groups : CULTS
55. Confined : LOCAL
56. Usual : AVERAGE
58. Come forth : EMANATE
60. Oil and ___ : VINEGAR
61. Adores : REVERES
62. Hat racks in some places : ANTLERS
63. Dealers : TRADERS
Down
1. Oodles : SCADS
2. Bull: Prefix : TAURO
3. Gaseous element : ARGON
4. Of impressive size : MOUNTAINOUS
5. Meditate : MUSE
6. Rough calculation: Abbr. : EST
7. Responds : REACTS
8. Martial equipment : ARMAMENT
9. ___ and desist : CEASE
10. Came down : ALIT
11. Bad: Prefix : MAL
12. Performance : EXECUTION
13. Summer fare : RERUN
14. Property : ASSET
21. Feel one's ___ : OATS
25. Divided : PARTITIONED
27. Force violently : WREST
28. Sums: Abbr. : AMTS
29. Pet cries : MEOWS
30. ___ rule : ASA
31. U. S. agency : FPC
32. Sky : FIRMAMENT
34. Big-mouthed vessel : EWER
35. Opposing: Abbr. : NEG
36. Mdse. : GDS
38. Sooners and others : SETTLERS
41. Exclude : SHUT
45. Set between : INSERT
46. Costa ___ : BRAVA
47. Voracity : RAVIN
48. Ingredient of girls : SUGAR
50. Have ___ : ACARE
51. Cornelia, for one : MATER
52. Sanctify : BLESS
54. American composer : CAGE
55. Hot rock : LAVA
57. Pertinent: Abbr. : REL
59. French body of water : MER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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