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New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,672
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1. Where Christopher spent Columbus Day : BAHAMAS
8. Small pocket : FOB
11. Biblical song: Abbr. : PSA
14. "The Girl from ___" : IPANEMA
15. Prefix for form or corn : UNI
16. Amusement: Abbr. : REC
17. Outdoor mecca for tourists : COPACABANABEACH
20. Letter : ESS
21. G.I.'s food : CHOW
22. Mongrel : MUTT
23. Word for villain's deeds : DASTARDLY
27. Venomous snakes : ASPS
30. Watery consistency : SEROSITY
34. Pacific landmark : DIAMONDHEAD
38. Repent : RUE
39. ___ of iniquity : DEN
40. Philippine tree : DAO
41. Life in Paris : VIE
42. Japanese woman diver : AMA
43. Woman : EVE
44. Administrator, old style : DISPENSATOR
47. Certain pitcher : RELIEVER
49. Not public: Abbr. : PERS
50. Top man : PRESIDENT
54. Case : ETUI
57. Church calendar : ORDO
58. ___ Gardner : AVA
61. French Riviera choice : CANNESORANTIBES
66. Spare the ___ : ROD
67. Leather : KID
68. Danse ___ : MACABRE
69. Troop entertainers : USO
70. Roll-call reply in Soho : ERE
71. Scarlett's love and others : ASHLEYS
1. Blue or green color : BICE
2. Punctuation mark: Abbr. : APOS
3. Chances : HAPS
4. Collection : ANA
5. Goal : MECCA
6. Chinese nurses : AMAHS
7. Heavy shoe : SABOT
8. Good time : FUN
9. Fuegian : ONA
10. Tot's mealtime need : BIB
11. Indonesian boat : PRAU
12. Religious order : SECT
13. Eight, in Berlin : ACHT
18. Flooded : AWASH
19. Genus of turtles : EMYS
23. Mil. decoration : DSM
24. Thread, as through shoals : REEVE
25. Exhaust : DRAIN
26. Veins : LODES
27. Abacus : ADDER
28. Gossip : SIEVE
29. Discussion group : PANEL
31. Incensed : IRATE
32. Swelling : TUMOR
33. Leap and fiscal : YEARS
35. More uncommon : ODDER
36. Unphilosophic : NAIVE
37. Portions : DOSES
45. Religious superior : PRIOR
46. Intelligent : APT
48. City in central China : IPIN
51. Broadway offering : DRAMA
52. Ferber and Best : EDNAS
53. Indentation : NOTCH
54. Color : ECRU
55. N. M. art colony : TAOS
56. Cancel : UNDO
58. French cleric : ABBE
59. Actual : VERY
60. Peer Gynt's mother and others : ASES
62. Stretch, with "out" : EKE
63. Form of address : SIR
64. Horace work : ODE
65. Adjective suffix : IAL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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