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New York Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Small thrush : CHAT
5. Preface : PROEM
10. Poker term : CALL
14. " . . . volume of forgotten ___" : LORE
15. Artery : AORTA
16. Greek theaters : ODEA
17. Convalescents' topics : OPERATIONS
19. Prefix for potent or present : OMNI
20. Alas! : DEARME
21. Studio : ATELIER
23. Staff people : AIDES
26. Ended : OVER
27. Prudent : DISCREET
30. Downgrade, as electrical units : DERATE
33. Formerly : ONCE
34. Sham : LETON
36. Gumshoe : TEC
37. Hagen : UTA
38. Intensifies : DEEPENS
40. Workers' group: Abbr. : ILO
41. People : MEN
42. Piece of gossip : ONDIT
43. Shoot the dice : ROLL
44. Passionate : ARDENT
46. Edward Lear's forte : NONSENSE
49. Like a wing : ALAR
50. Pry : SNOOP
51. Pygmalion's statue : GALATEA
54. Draws off : DRAINS
58. Over : ATOP
59. Unselfish : ALTRUISTIC
62. French pronoun : VOUS
63. His or Hers : TOWEL
64. Distant: Prefix : TELO
65. Else: Scot. : ENSE
66. Petty malice : SPITE
67. Merganser : SMEW
Down
1. Dull person : CLOD
2. Desire : HOPE
3. Region : AREA
4. Outdoor living area : TERRACE
5. ___ foie gras : PATEDE
6. Reine's spouse : ROI
7. Spanish treasure : ORO
8. Heater : ETNA
9. Prehistoric beast : MASTODON
10. Hoosegow : COOLER
11. Esteem : ADMIRATION
12. Phonetically smooth : LENE
13. Hiding place : LAIR
18. Moslem noble : AMIR
22. Smooths : EVENS
24. Fished : EELED
25. Open-heeled shoes : STEPINS
27. Russian council: Var. : DOUMA
28. Between: Prefix : INTER
29. Shocking : SCANDALOUS
31. Reveals : TELLS
32. French school : ECOLE
35. Western Indian : TETON
38. British actor : DONAT
39. Implores : ENTREATS
43. Meals : REPASTS
45. Slip by : ELAPSE
47. Small lump : NODULE
48. Fern clusters : SORI
51. Collapsed : GAVE
52. Solar disk : ATON
53. Unbalanced : ALOP
55. News brief : ITEM
56. Shade of green : NILE
57. Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
60. ___-night doubleheader : TWI
61. Inactive: Abbr. : RET

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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