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New York Times, Saturday, July 18, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,644
Across
1. Renounced : ABJURED
8. Yarn : THREAD
14. Attack zealously : CRUSADE
15. Prepares the tea water : HEATSUP
17. Clergyman : CANONIC
18. Cattleman : RANCHER
19. Massenet oratorio : EVE
20. Large growler : ICEBERG
22. Nabokov heroine : ADA
23. London taverns : PUBS
25. Tuckered out : TIRED
26. Midge or punkie : GNAT
27. Less fickle : TRUER
29. Youngest Cratchit : TIM
30. Dull finish : MATTE
31. Hung loosely : SAGGED
33. Recollections : MEMORIES
35. Manufactured : MADE
37. Standard : NORM
38. Penthouse antithesis : BASEMENT
42. "'Tis not so ___ a well . . . " : DEEPAS
46. Dame Edith : EVANS
47. Before Aug. : JUL
49. Jet fullback : SNELL
50. Tumbrel : CART
51. Gift for 35th anniversary : CORAL
53. Uproar : TODO
54. Paar's "I ___ You Not" : KID
55. Changed gears : SHIFTED
57. Opposite of pos. : NEG
58. Omission : ELISION
60. Equivocator's action : EVADING
62. Defensible : TENABLE
63. Conceal : SECRETE
64. More compact : DENSER
65. Braided : TRESSED
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1. Receives : ACCEPTS
2. Brilliant performance : BRAVURA
3. Summer insect : JUNEBUG
4. Group serving servicemen : USO
5. Rajah's spouse : RANI
6. Decree : EDICT
7. Fraud : DECEIT
8. Contents of a certain tub : THREEMEN
9. Auditioned : HEARD
10. Pealed : RANG
11. Catch-all term : ETC
12. Part of Ghana : ASHANTI
13. Time for payment : DUEDATE
16. Babbles : PRATES
21. Projecting edge : BRIM
24. Portion : SEGMENT
26. Clothier's item : GARMENT
28. Large quantity : REAMS
30. Folkways : MORES
32. Presidential monogram : DDE
34. British Teddy boy : MOD
36. One issuing a restraining order : ENJOINER
38. O'Toole role : BECKET
39. Put to use : AVAILED
40. Pilchard : SARDINE
41. Sod : TURF
43. Showy flowers : PEONIES
44. One way to cook pasta : ALDENTE
45. Walked heavily : SLOGGED
48. Newest news : LATEST
51. Aperture in a viol : CHOLE
52. Crowbar : LEVER
55. Relatives : SIBS
56. Fresh-water fish : DACE
59. ___ Juan : SAN
61. A.M.A. members : DRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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