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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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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,668

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Across
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Small thrush : CHAT
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Preface : PROEM
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Poker term : CALL
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" . . . volume of forgotten ___" : LORE
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Artery : AORTA
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Greek theaters : ODEA
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Convalescents' topics : OPERATIONS
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Prefix for potent or present : OMNI
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Alas! : DEARME
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Studio : ATELIER
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Staff people : AIDES
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Ended : OVER
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Prudent : DISCREET
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Downgrade, as electrical units : DERATE
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Formerly : ONCE
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Sham : LETON
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Hagen : UTA
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Intensifies : DEEPENS
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Workers' group: Abbr. : ILO
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People : MEN
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Piece of gossip : ONDIT
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Shoot the dice : ROLL
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Passionate : ARDENT
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Edward Lear's forte : NONSENSE
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Like a wing : ALAR
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Pry : SNOOP
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Pygmalion's statue : GALATEA
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Draws off : DRAINS
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Over : ATOP
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Unselfish : ALTRUISTIC
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French pronoun : VOUS
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His or Hers : TOWEL
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Distant: Prefix : TELO
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Else: Scot. : ENSE
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Petty malice : SPITE
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Merganser : SMEW
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Dull person : CLOD
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Desire : HOPE
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Region : AREA
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Outdoor living area : TERRACE
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___ foie gras : PATEDE
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Reine's spouse : ROI
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Spanish treasure : ORO
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Heater : ETNA
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Prehistoric beast : MASTODON
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Hoosegow : COOLER
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Esteem : ADMIRATION
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Phonetically smooth : LENE
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Hiding place : LAIR
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Moslem noble : AMIR
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Smooths : EVENS
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Fished : EELED
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Open-heeled shoes : STEPINS
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Russian council: Var. : DOUMA
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Between: Prefix : INTER
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Shocking : SCANDALOUS
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Reveals : TELLS
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French school : ECOLE
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Western Indian : TETON
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British actor : DONAT
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Implores : ENTREATS
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Meals : REPASTS
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Small lump : NODULE
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Fern clusters : SORI
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Collapsed : GAVE
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Solar disk : ATON
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Unbalanced : ALOP
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News brief : ITEM
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Shade of green : NILE
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Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
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___-night doubleheader : TWI
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET

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

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