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New York Times, Friday, September 25, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,713
Across
1. Mother of Isaac : SARAH
6. Word for a young person : TEENER
12. Famous shrine : ALAMO
13. Meandered : WANDERED
15. Tremble : SHIVER
16. Relinquish : ABNEGATE
17. Instrument: Suffix : LABE
18. Roman dictator : SULLA
20. "___ one's life depended on it" : ASIF
21. Soviet sea : ARAL
22. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
23. Feat of skill : STUNT
24. Keep ___ on : TABS
25. You: Ger. : SIE
26. Football throw : SPIRAL
27. Spanish queen : ENA
28. Expensive : DEAR
29. Vivacious : LIVELY
30. Jargon : CANT
31. Members of blind trio : MICE
32. Goes for a spin : MOTORS
35. Yawn : GAPE
36. Certain voter: Abbr. : DEM
39. Show : EVINCE
40. Irving's sleeper : RIP
41. Lustrous cloth : PINA
42. Like meshed fabric : NETTY
43. Stun : DAZE
44. Rara ___ : AVIS
45. Sandarac tree : ARAR
46. Foreshadowed : BODED
47. Sleep uneasily : TOSS
48. Form a passage : CANALIZE
50. Excessively : OVERLY
52. Drew out : ELICITED
53. Dealer in hot goods : FENCE
54. Recent : LATTER
55. Honored : FETED
Down
1. Of a desert : SAHARAN
2. "Arabian Nights" character : ALIBABA
3. Becomes frayed : RAVELS
4. Soul: Fr. : AME
5. Prudent judgment : HORSESENSE
6. Casino furniture : TABLE
7. Sicilian city : ENNA
8. Nigerian town : EDE
9. Debating side : NEGATIVE
10. Obliteration : ERASURE
11. Of part of the eye : RETINAL
13. Reuther or Scott : WALTER
14. With dexterity : DEFTLY
15. Roofing material : SLATE
19. Eastern-rite Christian : UNIAT
23. Ingredient of a girl : SPICE
26. Decamped : SLIPPEDOFF
28. "Pride and Prejudice" hero : DARCY
30. Kind of bridge : CONTRACT
31. Corn color : MAIZE
32. Threat : MENACE
33. Generally : OVERALL
34. Oberon's better half : TITANIA
35. Worked on a road : GRADED
36. Reno speciality : DIVORCE
37. Isolated : ENISLED
38. Having great bulk : MASSY
41. Evident : PATENT
43. Tractor-driven machine : DOZER
46. Morsel : BITE
49. Illuminated : LIT
51. Churchill sign : VEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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