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New York Times, Thursday, August 13, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,670
Across
1. Harass : BESET
6. Ump's call : SAFE
10. Suey's partner : CHOP
14. Napoleon, for one : EXILE
15. Entreat : PRAY
16. Traverse : ROVE
17. Fail to take action : SITON
18. Ceremony : RITE
19. Burl : IVES
20. Yield : STEPASIDE
22. Aroma : SCENT
23. College course: Abbr. : ECON
24. Sad ___ : SACK
26. Common contraction : IVE
29. Unit in physics : ERG
30. Design : CREATE
34. Element: Prefix : CARB
36. TV version of a book : ADAPTATION
39. Into pieces : APART
41. "Exodus" character : ARI
42. Type of wine : MEDOC
43. "Easy Rider" vehicle : MOTORCYCLE
46. Depend on : RELY
47. Like some films : EROTIC
48. Language: Abbr. : LAT
50. Military medal : DSC
51. Dutch painter : HALS
53. Marx and Wright: Abbr. : BROS
55. Defiant one : REBEL
58. Press to completion : PROSECUTE
63. Bakery worker : ICER
64. ___ fixe : PRIX
65. Baseball's Hank : AARON
66. Zerubbabel's son : OHEL
67. Strong current : RACE
68. Belief : CREED
69. Conservative : TORY
70. Bordeaux seasons : ETES
71. Tosser's call : HEADS
Down
1. First Lady's first name : BESS
2. Barnum's egress : EXIT
3. Location : SITE
4. What some lovers do : ELOPE
5. High-card duo : TENACE
6. Vernal time : SPRINGDAY
7. Dull : ARID
8. Trio of myth : FATES
9. Hurricane area : EYE
10. British sportsman : CRICKETER
11. Moved nautically : HOVE
12. Baker : OVEN
13. Nuisance : PEST
21. Marsh bird : SORA
22. Beat it! : SCRAM
25. Caught in the ___ : ACT
26. Part of "veni, vidi, vici" : ICAME
27. Steam : VAPOR
28. Muse : ERATO
31. Helped : AIDED
32. Hammers and saws : TOOLS
33. Ref. book : ENCYC
35. Philadelphia's love : BROTHERLY
37. Geometric line : ARC
38. Places for aspirins or weapons : PILLBOXES
40. Balloon of a sort : TRIAL
44. 3rd-century date : CCL
45. Organs often lent : EARS
49. ___ his own : TOEACH
52. Mother Goose character : SPRAT
54. Certain kind of crow : SCARE
55. Act of a sort : RIOT
56. Kind of chamber : ECHO
57. Beverage : BEER
59. Wedding feature : RICE
60. Chemical compound : UREA
61. Driven on a slant : TOED
62. Aims : ENDS
64. Before: Prefix : PRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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