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New York Times, Friday, July 24, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,650
Across
1. Eye part : RETINA
7. Lens type : BIFOCAL
14. Jacks or better : OPENERS
16. Sweaters : SLIPONS
17. Cosmetic : MASCARA
18. Lens type : CONTACT
19. Perform : ACT
20. Grand Canyon area : RIM
21. Orchestra instrument : VIOLA
22. Souchong : TEA
24. Ray : SUNBEAM
27. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
29. Corrode : EAT
30. Slow: Fr. : LENTE
34. Coin position : TAILSUP
37. Eye product : TEAR
38. Eye sockets : ORBITS
41. Result of overuse of eyes : STRAIN
43. Marionette man : SARG
44. Conductor Henry : MANCINI
48. Plant pore : STOMA
50. Zodiac sign : LEO
51. African language : TSHI
54. Fishermen : ANGLERS
57. Color : TAN
58. Liquid : WATER
60. Ship pilot: Abbr. : NAV
62. No. 2 men: Abbr. : VPS
64. Least : MINIMAL
66. Quick look, old style : EYEBEAM
68. Step to ___ : ONESIDE
69. Stradivari : ANTONIO
70. Church service : LOWMASS
71. See 22 Across : OOLONG
Down
1. Capital of Italia : ROMA
2. Solar-lunar differentials : EPACTS
3. Taker of an exam : TESTEE
4. Business abbreviation : INC
5. Close : NEAR
6. Architectural ridge : ARRIS
7. College degree : BSC
8. "___ a Parade" : ILOVE
9. Ornamental top : FINIAL
10. Specialist : OPTOMETRIST
11. Anthracite : COAL
12. Portuguese town : ANCA
13. W. W. II craft : LST
15. Morse or Pepys : SAMUEL
23. Eye defect : ASTIGMATISM
25. Nose: Prefix : NAS
26. Thermal unit: Abbr. : BTU
28. Between Fri. and Sun. : SAT
31. Teachers' org. : NEA
32. Asian : TAI
33. Sea eagle : ERN
35. Doctrine : ISM
36. Greek letter : PSI
38. Wartime group: Abbr. : OSS
39. Hair pad : RAT
40. Relative: Abbr. : BRO
42. Explosive : TNT
45. Wholly : ALL
46. Born: Fr. : NEE
47. Eye part : CORNEA
49. Blood defect : ANEMIA
52. " . . . we ___ bananas" : HAVENO
53. Hurting : INPAIN
55. Commencement V.I.P.'s : GRADS
56. "I Cain't ___" : SAYNO
58. Bowery figure : WINO
59. Again : ANEW
61. President's prerogative : VETO
63. City problem : SMOG
64. Small particle: Abbr. : MOL
65. "___ Sylphides" : LES
67. La Paz's country: Abbr. : BOL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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