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New York Times, Thursday, August 20, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 336 (avg 1.84)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,677
Across
1
Old World ducks : SMEWS
6
Smidgeon : IOTA
10
Good Queen ___ : BESS
14
Training student : CADET
15
Having a mottled grain : ROEY
16
Monk : LAMA
17
Walking ___ : ONAIR
18
Moslem dress : IZAR
19
Extinct ox : URUS
20
Colonial legislators : BURGESSES
22
Coins : CENTS
23
“Hell ___ no fury like . . . ” : HATH
24
Motto : SAW
25
Fragment : ORT
28
___ the word : MUMS
30
Enigmatic person : SPHINX
34
Green: Prefix : VERD
36
Hooch : BOOZE
38
Cupid : AMOR
39
Soviet range : ALAI
40
Hindu title : SRI
41
“Zhivago” character : LARA
42
Does a metermaid’s job : TAGS
43
Practice : USAGE
45
Like some ties at breakfast : EGGY
46
Sent away : EXILED
48
Popular garden : ZOO
50
Scottish eyes : EES
51
___ Jima : IWO
52
Musical instrument : BANJO
54
Shudder : QUAKE
57
Harbor sound : FOGSIGNAL
61
Impulse : URGE
62
Cobra or crab : KING
63
Boodle : BRIBE
64
Hebrew lyre : ASOR
65
Advantage : EDGE
66
Like doorways of haunted houses : WEBBY
67
Comedians’ output : GAGS
68
Nourishment : FOOD
69
Addlebrains : ASSES
Down
1
Weaving defect : SCOB
2
By hand: Prefix : MANU
3
Biblical tower : EDAR
4
Raise the anchor : WEIGH
5
Rivulet : STREAM
6
Carrageen : IRISHMOSS
7
Leak out : OOZE
8
Socials : TEAS
9
Scottish shire : AYR
10
World’s largest mammal : BLUEWHALE
11
Gain : EARN
12
Obscenity : SMUT
13
Impertinence : SASS
21
Ticket part : STUB
22
Surpass : CAP
24
Compass point : SSE
25
Elliptical : OVATE
26
Slacken : RELAX
27
Ear parts : TRAGI
29
Marsh bird : SORA
31
Concern of public figures : IMAGE
32
Oslo’s land : NORGE
33
Lab photos : XRAYS
35
People with aversions : DISLIKERS
37
Turned in a way : ZIGZAGGED
43
Japanese herb : UDO
44
Eternities : EONS
47
Sheep : EWE
49
Algonquian Indian : OJIBWA
52
Drum : BONGO
53
Monsters : OGRES
54
Boggy area : QUAG
55
Sky animal : URSA
56
Eager : AGOG
57
Rover’s friend : FIDO
58
His ___ : NIBS
59
Clerical title : ABBE
60
Belgian painter : LEYS
62
Indian hemp : KEF

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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