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New York Times, Thursday, September 10, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,698
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1. Worshiper of images : IDOLIST
8. Mental infirmities : DOTAGES
15. Regal fur : MINIVER
16. Jurisdiction of an Arab ruler : EMIRATE
17. Full : PLENARY
18. Refer to : MENTION
19. Classical language: Abbr. : LAT
20. Wise old advisers : NESTORS
22. ___ Juana : TIA
23. Suffix for tonsil : ITIS
25. Musial and others : STANS
26. Dissolve : MELT
27. Comets' heads : COMAS
29. Runner : SKI
30. Gay ___ : PAREE
31. Irascible : IREFUL
33. Dine at home : EATIN
35. There were thirty in Athens : TYRANTS
37. Manage : CONDUCT
41. Corrodes : RUSTS
43. Stingier : MEANER
44. Uncover : STRIP
47. High note : ELA
49. Passage on a farm : STILE
50. Letters : TEES
51. Strip of cut grass : SWATH
53. Times prior to : EVES
54. Sturm ___ Drang : UND
55. Late-afternoon meal in Britain : MEATTEA
57. Clairvoyance: Abbr. : ESP
58. Urban rarity today : PUREAIR
60. Jasper Park's province : ALBERTA
62. Pompous : OROTUND
63. School units : CLASSES
64. Assesses new levies : RETAXES
65. Table seater : HOSTESS
1. Inferable : IMPLICIT
2. Tardy : DILATORY
3. Former inhabitant : ONETIMER
4. Yutang : LIN
5. Russian czar : IVAN
6. Dry periods : SERES
7. Secret meetings : TRYSTS
8. Frenzied : DEMONIAC
9. Hebrew measures : OMERS
10. Containers : TINS
11. Craft : ART
12. Calf covering : GAITER
13. French star : ETOILE
14. Group of 100 : SENATE
21. Receipts : TAKE
24. Hunting trips : SAFARIS
26. Authoritative order : MANDATE
28. Dawn : SUNUP
30. Isle of ___ : PINES
32. Mil. officers : LTS
34. Half a drum : TOM
36. Club employes : STEWARDS
38. Cosmos : UNIVERSE
39. Piano pedals : CELESTES
40. Transgress : TRESPASS
42. Part of a Venetian blind : SLAT
44. Benumbed state : STUPOR
45. Holding period : TENURE
46. Wood decay : REDROT
48. Join : ATTACH
51. Fishing net : SEINE
52. Telephone opener : HELLO
55. Slattern, in Britain : MAUX
56. Arabian garments : ABAS
59. Greek letter : ETA
61. N. Y. time : EST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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