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New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,654

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Across
1. Help with the dishes : WIPE
5. Strongbox : CHEST
10. Container : CASK
14. Greek god : ARES
15. Red Square cash : RUBLE
16. Flat surface : AREA
17. Pub weapon : DART
18. Bead material : AMBER
19. Bearing : MIEN
20. Actor's group : EQUITY
22. Noncom : SERGEANT
24. Satellite : MOON
26. Poker holding : PAIR
27. U.S. port : SAVANNAH
31. Brooches : CLASPS
35. Friendship : AMITY
36. Brought into line : TAMED
38. Bill's companion : COO
39. Establish : BASE
40. Michelangelo work : DAVID
41. Exam-cheater's aid : CRIB
42. Brightened : LIT
43. Casaba : MELON
44. Extinguish : DOUSE
45. Jewelry paint : ENAMEL
47. Future pickle : CUCUMBER
49. Auditory : OTIC
51. Imitation : SHAM
52. Wave crest : WHITECAP
56. Gets away from : ELUDES
60. Hither : HERE
61. Rapidly : APACE
63. Futile call on a rainy day : TAXI
64. Seed covering : ARIL
65. Quartet member : TENOR
66. Prepare copy : EDIT
67. Bryophyte : MOSS
68. Muse : ERATO
69. Surf noise : ROTE
Down
1. What non-swimmers do : WADE
2. Country in Asia : IRAQ
3. Site of 1970 earthquake : PERU
4. Rough calculation : ESTIMATE
5. Marker : CRAYON
6. Ho's partner : HUM
7. Declines : EBBS
8. Rest : SLEEP
9. Like some lawns : TERRACED
10. Tourist gear : CAMERA
11. Place for high notes : ARIA
12. Experienced : SEEN
13. Philosopher : KANT
21. Stage award : TONY
23. Embellish : GILD
25. African province : NATAL
27. Fur : SABLE
28. Violently : AMAIN
29. Scene : VISTA
30. Destruction : HAVOC
32. Clean floors : SCRUB
33. Hover : POISE
34. Serious : SOBER
37. Math word : MINUS
40. Like fine lace : DELICATE
41. Work-and-run man : COMMUTER
43. Allot : METE
44. Having two parts : DUAL
46. Hostelries : MOTELS
48. Britisher's ta-ta : CHEERO
50. Escapade : CAPER
52. Loud sound : WHAM
53. Medal of Honor man : HERO
54. Flag : IRIS
55. City near Decatur : PANA
57. Groove in a wall : DADO
58. Turnpike sign : EXIT
59. Locale : SITE
62. Guest's bed, at times : COT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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