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New York Times, Thursday, September 24, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,712
Across
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Moonlighting group : NASA
5
Awry : SNAFU
10
Basic principles : ABCS
14
Acknowledges : OWNS
15
Stock, in cards : TALON
16
Child lacking manners : GOOP
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Authentic : REAL
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Webfooted animal : OTTER
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Speech sound : ASPIRATE
22
Book of Bible : ESTHER
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Girl's nickname : KATY
25
Replay medium : TAPE
26
Primps : PREENS
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Quit : DESISTED
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Ex-Yankee pitcher : LOPAT
34
Peg for Hillary : PITON
35
New Havenite : ELI
36
Mil. addresses : APOS
37
Guinevere : QUEEN
38
Short rail extension : SPUR
39
Gumshoe : TEC
40
Bacharach and Lancaster : BURTS
41
Scold : CHIDE
42
Sources of baseball bats : ASHTREES
44
Do ___ : GOODER
45
Slacken : EASE
46
Coalition : BLOC
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Alive : EXTANT
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More posh : SWANKIER
54
Sustain : PROP
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Hawkeye : IOWAN
57
Pale color : ECRU
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Villain of drama : IAGO
59
Player of Chan role : OLAND
60
Becloud : ROIL
61
Animal sac : CYST
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Eelworms : NEMAS
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Ko-Ko's weapon : SNEE
Down
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Ibsen role : NORA
2
Frightens : AWES
3
Easy job : SNAP
4
___ not (in all probably) : ASLIKEAS
5
Ermines : STOATS
6
Soigné : NATTY
7
Adenauer word : ALTE
8
Adversary : FOE
9
Irrationality : UNREASON
10
Marbles : AGATES
11
Baloney! : BOSH
12
Shelter : COTE
13
Yard : SPAR
21
Rave's pal : RANT
23
Weave : SPIN
25
French heads : TETES
26
S.A. river : PLATA
27
Things to know : ROPES
28
Period in history : EPOCH
29
Skips second helpings : DIETS
30
Not so hot : TEPID
31
Slip away from : ELUDE
32
More desperate : DIRER
34
Soup : PUREE
37
Wonder about : QUESTION
38
Horror movies : SHOCKERS
40
Light brown : BRAN
41
Animal, for short : COON
43
Drink-maker : TEAPOT
44
Endocrines : GLANDS
46
Master, in Africa : BWANA
47
"Odyssey," for one : EPIC
48
Lab picture : XRAY
49
Clothing : TOGS
50
Enjoyed the surf : SWAM
51
Image : ICON
52
Canal : ERIE
53
___ of thumb : RULE
56
Cheer in Madrid : OLE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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