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New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 330 (avg 1.80)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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C
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H
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A
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F
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L
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O
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A
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T
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O
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B
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E
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R
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G
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R
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C
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N
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V
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O
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C
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C
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A
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P
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B
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R
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K
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P
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G
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O
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D
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A
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O
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K
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J
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U
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K
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B
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N
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T
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I
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B
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U
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Q
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U
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L
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D
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T
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I
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G
A
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S
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C
K
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B
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W
N
Y
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A
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S
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Z
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P
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H
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B
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I
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D
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S
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H
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F
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A
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C
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F
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C
L
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Y
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W
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S
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Y
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,704
Across
1
Tea : CHA
4
Ice-cream treat : FLOAT
9
Orchestra member : OBOE
13
Called : RANG
15
L.B.J. retreat : RANCH
16
Shade of blue : NAVY
17
Spread : OLEO
18
Speechify : ORATE
19
Christmas decoration : TREE
20
Pet-show preparation : COMBING
22
Oliver Twist and friends : URCHINS
24
Opposite of post : ANTE
25
Study carefully : PORE
26
Building materials : BRICKS
29
Far East temple : PAGODA
33
Farmyard sounds : OINKS
34
Noisemakers of a sort : JUKEBOXES
37
River of Thailand : NAN
38
Medit. port : TUNIS
39
Encore! : BIS
40
Peerless : UNEQUALED
43
Eastern U.S. river : TIOGA
45
Attacked : STRUCK
46
Like guards and tackles : BRAWNY
47
Malt liquors : ALES
49
Aerobatic stunt : ZOOM
50
Nefertiti’s husband : PHARAOH
53
Offers more : OUTBIDS
57
Berliner : HERR
58
European money : FRANC
60
Notion : IDEA
61
Sea bird : ERNE
62
Savage : FERAL
63
U.S. patriot : CLAY
64
Cashmere or angora : WOOL
65
Marshy ground : SWALE
66
Time units: Abbr. : YRS
Down
1
Gator’s cousin : CROC
2
Angelic aura : HALO
3
Wind: Prefix : ANEM
4
Figureheads : FRONTS
5
Clothing size : LARGE
6
___ shoestring : ONA
7
Misbehave : ACTUP
8
Know ___ (be hep) : THEROPES
9
Active : ONTHEGO
10
Adriatic seaport : BARI
11
Baker’s need : OVEN
12
Ogles : EYES
14
Return : GOBACK
21
Stationery items : INKS
23
Seafood : CRAB
26
Christmas extra : BONUS
27
Merry : RIANT
28
___ tube : INNER
30
“The ___ Incident” : OXBOW
31
Condescend : DEIGN
32
Analysis : ASSAY
34
Calendar abbr. : JUL
35
French pronoun : UNE
36
Nanny’s offspring : KID
38
Airport sights : TAKEOFFS
41
Argument : QUARREL
42
Western campus : UCLA
43
Gait : TROT
44
Kind of verse : IAMBIC
46
Nubby fabric : BOUCLE
48
Nagger : SHREW
49
Of an area : ZONAL
50
Sound of relief : PHEW
51
Type of sandwich : HERO
52
River of Italy : ARNO
54
Without interest : IDLY
55
Cherished : DEAR
56
Utters : SAYS
59
The Altar : ARA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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