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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 Down
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
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, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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