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New York Times, Saturday, August 1, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,658
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1. Child : BABE
5. Sour fruit : SLOE
9. Staffs : MACES
14. On vacation : AWAY
15. Tipster : TOUT
16. Kind of movie : ADULT
17. Plains plant : SAGEBRUSH
19. European language : NORSE
20. Choler : IRE
21. Durable : LASTING
23. Green : RAW
24. Wrestling hold : NELSON
26. Maine college : COLBY
28. Reach a conclusion : ENDUP
31. Responds : REACTS
34. Position : STAND
37. Impact : SLAM
39. Drill : BORE
40. Scraps : ORTS
41. Rings out : PEALS
42. Harbinger : OMEN
43. Material for a punch card : DATA
44. Tool : ADZE
45. Arrayed : ROBED
46. Thwarts : SPITES
48. River of poetry : AFTON
50. Small change : CENTS
52. Silent : HUSHED
56. Occurred : WAS
58. Braves' homes : TEEPEES
61. Ab ___ (from the beginning) : OVO
62. Small type : AGATE
64. Kind of stew : PEPPERPOT
66. Office girl : FILER
67. Location : AREA
68. Good exercise : HIKE
69. Lugs : TOTES
70. Legal claim : LIEN
71. Some bills : ONES
1. Ship anchorage : BASIN
2. Knowing : AWARE
3. Hard roll : BAGEL
4. Watch : EYE
5. Beach : STRAND
6. Gehrig and others : LOUS
7. Eject : OUST
8. Body of principles : ETHIC
9. Iron : MANGLE
10. Fuss : ADO
11. Grooming tool : CURRYCOMB
12. Lioness : ELSA
13. Fret : STEW
18. Flaxen : BLOND
22. General levels : NORMS
25. Materialistic : SENSATE
27. Apes : BABOONS
29. Kind of car : USED
30. City square : PLAZA
32. Sassafras : TREE
33. Dispatch : SEND
34. Refurbishes the lawn : SODS
35. Pitfall : TRAP
36. Dry wit : ATTICSALT
38. Hebrew letter : ALEF
41. Library ___ : PASTE
45. Stir : ROUSE
47. Takes the stage : ENTERS
49. Flash in ___ : THEPAN
51. Flower part : SEPAL
53. Invitation to a ride : HOPIN
54. Call forth : EVOKE
55. Goes overboard for : DOTES
56. Float : WAFT
57. Exchange premium : AGIO
59. About: Prefix : PERI
60. Sword : EPEE
63. Letter : TEE
65. Greek letter : RHO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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