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New York Times, Tuesday, September 15, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,703
Across
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Young oyster : SPAT
5
Baseball term : ATBAT
10
Yarn spindle : HASP
14
Tipsy : HIGH
15
Chili complement : CARNE
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Armadillo : APAR
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Israeli harbor : ACRE
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Lariat : RIATA
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Creeper : VINE
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Port of North Vietnam : HAIPHONG
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Dater's one and only : STEADY
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Kiln : OAST
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Long period : AEON
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Boob : NITWIT
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Start : GETGOING
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Having no confidence : UNRELIANT
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Enthusiasm : ARDOR
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TV's Mrs. : MUIR
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Mussolini aide : CIANO
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Familiar pen name : ELIA
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Uneven : EROSE
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Kind of steel : STAINLESS
44
Crowded quarters in treetop : NESTFULS
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Rainer et al. : LUISES
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Take on : HIRE
48
Facial pair : LIDS
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Salisbury and Swiss : STEAKS
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Independent course : LONEHAND
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Ensuing : NEXT
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Czar's say-so : UKASE
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Ice mass : FLOE
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Hussein subject : ARAB
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Plutarch's opus : LIVES
62
Fairy-tale figure : OGRE
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Spunky : GAME
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Clowns : APERS
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Plane access : RAMP
Down
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Irani bigwig : SHAH
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Type size : PICA
3
Latin fields : AGRI
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Establishment : THEPOWERSTHATBE
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Word puzzle : ACROSTIC
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Sully : TAINT
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Crow : BRAG
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Eciton : ANT
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Occasional china : TEASET
10
Dislike : HAVENORELISHFOR
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Samoan port : APIA
12
Grit : SAND
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Victim : PREY
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Precipitation : HAIL
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Ancient garment : TOGA
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Mount ___ : AETNA
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Local deity : NUMEN
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Toughen : INURE
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Music groups : TRIOS
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Midges : GNATS
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Fritters away : IDLES
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Hullabaloo : NOISE
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Veld covering : GRASS
34
Church part : AISLE
38
Unctuosity : OILINESS
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Nigerian language : EFIK
43
Painting : NUDE
45
Showy butterfly : URSULA
48
Humphrey, in 1968 : LOSER
49
Boating hazard : SNAG
50
Buddhist monastery : TERA
51
Test : EXAM
52
Wash : LAVE
53
Rockweed : ALGA
54
Statistical gauge : NORM
55
Low-pitched : DEEP
58
Laotian currency : KIP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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