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New York Times, Saturday, August 29, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X Y }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,686
Across Down
1. River islands : AITS
5. Hindu monastery : MATH
9. With 62 and 20 Across, best-seller title : UPTHE
14. Metal device : TNUT
15. Pen name : ELIA
16. Water wheel : NORIA
17. Boxer ___ : REBELLION
19. Attire : DRESS
20. Process: Suffix : IZATION
21. Most clever : CUTEST
22. Math term : SINE
23. Quaker pronoun : THEE
24. Normandy town : STLO
27. Spanish peso : DURO
29. Space initials : NASA
33. Bacchante : MAENAD
36. Douglas book, with 17 Across : POINTSOF
38. Before Sept. : AUG
39. Remainder : BALANCE
41. ___-la : TRA
42. Week's work for God : CREATION
44. Irish patriot and family : EMMETS
46. Marx : KARL
47. Style : MODE
49. Formerly, of yore : ERST
50. Minnesota product : IRON
52. Weakens : SAPS
55. ___ voyage : MAIDEN
58. Acheson book, with "at the" and 42 Across : PRESENT
62. Musical instrument : ORGAN
63. Terkel best-seller : HARDTIMES
65. Electron tube : DIODE
66. Potpourri : OLIO
67. Certain tide : NEAP
68. Overfills : SATES
69. Rock: Prefix : PETR
70. College study : ARTS
1. Italian town : ATRI
2. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
3. Brass instrument : TUBA
4. Hat : STETSON
5. Cantaloupe : MELON
6. Adjusted : ALINED
7. Andalusian uncle : TIO
8. Chinese dynasty : HAN
9. Excessive : UNDUE
10. Augury : PORTENT
11. Ash or elm : TREE
12. Greeting for a villain : HISS
13. Bridge position : EAST
18. Roman 52 : LII
21. Extra special : CHOICE
23. Suffix for cyclo : TRON
24. Loud kiss : SMACK
25. Sacred cow of Roman gods : TAURA
26. French poet, 1960 Nobelist : LEGER
28. ___ at 'em : UPAND
30. Flower : ASTER
31. Arranges : SORTS
32. ___ man on the draw : AFAST
34. German composer : ABT
35. Evil spirit: Var. : DAIMON
37. Thread: Prefix : NEM
40. Diving bird : LOON
43. Surveyor's instrument : ALIDADE
45. Port of Sicily : MESSINA
48. Lively wit : ESPRIT
51. Coty and Descartes : RENES
53. Passion : ARDOR
54. Kitty or Fido : PET
55. Soho swingers : MODS
56. Song : ARIA
57. "___ what was coming to me" : IGOT
59. Wife of Cuchulainn : EMER
60. Undiluted : NEAT
61. Cooking abbreviation : TSPS
63. Short trip : HOP
64. Beverage : ALE

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

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