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New York Times, Saturday, September 26, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J W Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,714
Across Down
1. Inky sea creature : SQUID
6. Impossible dream : CHIMERA
13. Treeless plain : TUNDRA
15. Balloon rider : AERONAUT
17. Food share : RATION
18. Revives : BRINGSTO
19. Freshen, as linens : AIROUT
20. ___ fide : BONA
21. Poker round : POT
22. Like a nervous stomach : FLUTTERING
24. Conduit : DUCT
25. Onetime editors' wear : EYESHADES
26. Metric unit : LITRE
27. Living-room sets : TVS
28. Beluga's gift to man : CAVIAR
29. Electrical units : AMPERES
34. Stirs up : FOMENTS
35. Hitchcock subject : TERROR
36. Word with chicken or small : POX
37. Regarding : ANENT
38. Olympics contestant : TRACKSTAR
44. ___ majesty : LESE
45. Historic Utah rail site : PROMONTORY
46. Chemical endings : OLS
47. French milk : LAIT
48. Grisly : MORBID
49. Table wine : SAUTERNE
51. Martyred Armenian saint : BLAISE
52. Washington, Adams and Jefferson : SURNAMES
53. Kind of pitch : SLIDER
54. Harden, as glue : SETFAST
55. British guns : STENS
1. Rake with fire : STRAFE
2. Plover of Canada : QUAILY
3. Fallacious : UNTRUE
4. Know-nothings : IDIOTS
5. Farmer's fear : DROUTH
6. Taxi men : CABBIES
7. Water birds : HERONS
8. Enraging : IRING
9. First name in Louvre : MONA
10. School course: Abbr. : ENG
11. Noted Russian : RASPUTIN
12. "___ of the Breakfast Table" : AUTOCRAT
14. Aardvark : ANTEATER
16. Walks off balance : TOTTERS
23. Meets by arrangement: Abbr. : RDVS
24. Disreputable place : DIVE
26. Take it on the ___ : LAM
28. Pretentious fops : COXCOMBS
29. Dumfounded : ATALOSS
30. Husband of Helen of Troy : MENELAUS
31. Sales tactic : PRESSURE
32. Sea bird : ERNE
33. Spoil : ROT
34. Kind of rubber : FOAM
36. Remonstrate : PROTEST
38. Threesomes : TRINES
39. Mounds : KNOLLS
40. Difficulty : STRAIT
41. ___ one's time : TOBIDE
42. Up : ARISEN
43. U.S. painter and family : RYDERS
45. Cleveland suburb : PARMA
47. Page : LEAF
50. Explosive : TNT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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