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New York Times, Monday, August 17, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,674

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Across
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Do a football line job : BLOCK
6
Bursts open : POPS
10
Fervor : ZEAL
14
Truman’s first home : LAMAR
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Nazimova : ALLA
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River to the Moselle : ORNE
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Giraffe’s relative : OKAPI
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Abrupt change : LEAP
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Crosspiece : RUNG
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Officer of the Bounty : CHRISTIAN
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Pith helmet : TOPEE
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Leg part : SHIN
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Field of operation : THEATER
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This ___ surprise! : ISA
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Rosinante, for one : NAG
30
Time spans : EONS
31
Opera role : TOSCA
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Rising, as a flood : CRESTING
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Chorus voice : ALTO
38
Bridge player’s words : IPASS
40
Tropical tree : EBOE
41
Daniel’s milieu : LIONSDEN
43
Quality : TRAIT
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Fodder : FEED
45
___ glance : ATA
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Erie and Wabash: Abbr. : RRS
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Oriental warrior : SAMURAI
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Asian nation : LAOS
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In reserve : ONICE
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Follower of a certain doctrine : CALVINIST
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Skirt length : MINI
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Refined jujitsu : JUDO
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Naval apparatus : SONAR
62
Aleutian island : ATTU
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Language of Pakistan : URDU
64
Shinto gateway : TORII
65
Doris and others : DAYS
66
Binet-Simon, for one : TEST
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Glasses, for short : SPECS
Down
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Legislative group : BLOC
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Large sum in India : LAKH
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Persian poet : OMAR
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Roman sacrificial vessel : CAPIS
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Indian deity : KRISHNA
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Fence picket : PALING
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Kind of punch : PLANTERS
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Foolish one : SAP
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Persian prophet : ZOROASTER
11
Break out : ERUPT
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Year in Paris : ANNEE
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French cubist : LEGER
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Spanish relative : TIA
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Shoe sizes : TENS
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Implements : HOES
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Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
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Arias : SOLI
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Regarding : ASTO
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Chinese philosopher : CONFUCIUS
33
Container : CAN
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Rouge’s sidekick : NOIR
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Obtains : GETS
38
What’s the big ___? : IDEA
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Foot care : PEDICURE
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Withered : SERE
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Followers of a Chinese philosophy : TAOISTS
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Completely : ALLOUT
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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“I was ___ I could . . . ” : SOMAD
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Santa ___ : ANITA
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Like a julep : MINTY
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Pry : SNOOP
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Does arithmetic : ADDS
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Regarding : INRE
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Eastern ketch : SAIC
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First name in baseball : TRIS
60
Project : JUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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