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New York Times, Wednesday, August 26, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,683
Across
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Posture : STANCE
7
Monk’s title : FRA
10
Fine vase : MING
14
Kind of equation : LINEAR
15
Moon-landing craft : LEM
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Music halls : ODEA
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Nearby : AROUND
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Campus décor : IVY
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Costly : DEAR
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So ___ : BEIT
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French cleric : ABBE
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Bored to ___ : TEARS
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Agency of the 30’s : NRA
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Li’l and others : ABNERS
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Fiend : SATAN
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Granite : PEGMATITE
34
Small town : HAMLET
36
Johnny ___ : REB
37
Giant of Norse myth : YMER
38
Common verb : ARE
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Mediterranean wind : MISTRAL
42
Dr. Buchman’s group: Abbr. : MRA
43
Fay Wray’s King : KONG
45
Buffalo butter: Var. : GHI
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Partners of friends and countrymen : ROMANS
48
Attendants : ENTOURAGE
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French school : LYCEE
52
Earhart : AMELIA
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Needle: Prefix : ACU
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French nobleman : COMTE
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Dash : ELAN
62
Kipling words : ARAG
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Shipping initials : FOB
64
Tebaldi : RENATA
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Half a Samoan town : PAGO
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Fib : LIE
68
Scram! : BEATIT
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Went into second base : SLID
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High in pitch : ALT
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Drowses : SLEEPS
Down
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Thick piece : SLAB
2
Auto part : TIRE
3
Consecration : ANOINTMENT
4
Indifferent : NEUTRAL
5
Preserve : CAN
6
Wagnerian role : ERDA
7
Featherbrain : FLIBBERTIGIBBET
8
Vindictive one : REVENGER
9
Lowell : AMY
10
Victorian virtue : MODESTY
11
Concept : IDEA
12
Close : NEAR
13
Fish : GARS
22
Church member: Abbr. : BAP
23
Refrain syllable : TRA
25
Wind: Prefix : ANEM
27
Hinder : EMBAR
28
Prepare cocktails : SHAKE
29
Moses’s brother : AARON
31
Flawless : IMMACULATE
32
Alloy of lead and tin : TERNE
33
Rub out : ERASE
35
Clemenceau’s epithet : TIGRE
40
Petroleum distillate : SHALEOIL
41
“Damn Yankees” girl : LOLA
44
Pan, for one : GOATGOD
47
Tourist sight near Corinth : MYCENAE
49
Japanese apricot : UME
50
Play by ___ : EAR
54
Mortarboards : CAPS
55
Exam : ORAL
56
Biblical wise men : MAGI
58
Globes : ORBS
60
Eagerly awaiting : ATIP
61
Wash. players : NATS
63
State: Abbr. : FLA
65
Smorgasbord item : EEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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