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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

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Across
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River islands : AITS
5
Hindu monastery : MATH
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With 62 and 20 Across, best-seller title : UPTHE
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Metal device : TNUT
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Pen name : ELIA
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Boxer ___ : REBELLION
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Attire : DRESS
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Process: Suffix : IZATION
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Most clever : CUTEST
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Math term : SINE
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Quaker pronoun : THEE
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Normandy town : STLO
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Spanish peso : DURO
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Space initials : NASA
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Bacchante : MAENAD
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Douglas book, with 17 Across : POINTSOF
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Before Sept. : AUG
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Remainder : BALANCE
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___-la : TRA
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Week’s work for God : CREATION
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Irish patriot and family : EMMETS
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Marx : KARL
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Style : MODE
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Formerly, of yore : ERST
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Minnesota product : IRON
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Weakens : SAPS
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___ voyage : MAIDEN
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Acheson book, with “at the” and 42 Across : PRESENT
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Musical instrument : ORGAN
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Terkel best-seller : HARDTIMES
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Certain tide : NEAP
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Overfills : SATES
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Rock: Prefix : PETR
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College study : ARTS
Down
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Italian town : ATRI
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Don Juan’s mother : INEZ
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Brass instrument : TUBA
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Hat : STETSON
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Cantaloupe : MELON
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Adjusted : ALINED
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Andalusian uncle : TIO
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Excessive : UNDUE
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Augury : PORTENT
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Ash or elm : TREE
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Greeting for a villain : HISS
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Bridge position : EAST
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Roman 52 : LII
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Extra special : CHOICE
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Suffix for cyclo : TRON
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Loud kiss : SMACK
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Sacred cow of Roman gods : TAURA
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French poet, 1960 Nobelist : LEGER
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___ at ‘em : UPAND
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Flower : ASTER
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Arranges : SORTS
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___ man on the draw : AFAST
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German composer : ABT
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Evil spirit: Var. : DAIMON
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Thread: Prefix : NEM
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Diving bird : LOON
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Surveyor’s instrument : ALIDADE
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Port of Sicily : MESSINA
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Lively wit : ESPRIT
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Coty and Descartes : RENES
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Passion : ARDOR
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Kitty or Fido : PET
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Soho swingers : MODS
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Song : ARIA
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“___ what was coming to me” : IGOT
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Wife of Cuchulainn : EMER
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Undiluted : NEAT
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Cooking abbreviation : TSPS
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Short trip : HOP
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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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