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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
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Inky sea creature : SQUID
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Impossible dream : CHIMERA
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Treeless plain : TUNDRA
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Balloon rider : AERONAUT
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Food share : RATION
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Revives : BRINGSTO
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Freshen, as linens : AIROUT
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___ fide : BONA
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Poker round : POT
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Like a nervous stomach : FLUTTERING
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Conduit : DUCT
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Onetime editors' wear : EYESHADES
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Metric unit : LITRE
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Living-room sets : TVS
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Beluga's gift to man : CAVIAR
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Electrical units : AMPERES
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Stirs up : FOMENTS
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Hitchcock subject : TERROR
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Word with chicken or small : POX
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Regarding : ANENT
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Olympics contestant : TRACKSTAR
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___ majesty : LESE
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Historic Utah rail site : PROMONTORY
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Chemical endings : OLS
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French milk : LAIT
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Grisly : MORBID
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Table wine : SAUTERNE
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Martyred Armenian saint : BLAISE
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Washington, Adams and Jefferson : SURNAMES
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Kind of pitch : SLIDER
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Harden, as glue : SETFAST
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British guns : STENS
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Rake with fire : STRAFE
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Plover of Canada : QUAILY
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Fallacious : UNTRUE
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Know-nothings : IDIOTS
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Farmer's fear : DROUTH
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Taxi men : CABBIES
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Water birds : HERONS
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Enraging : IRING
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First name in Louvre : MONA
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School course: Abbr. : ENG
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Noted Russian : RASPUTIN
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"___ of the Breakfast Table" : AUTOCRAT
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Aardvark : ANTEATER
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Walks off balance : TOTTERS
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Meets by arrangement: Abbr. : RDVS
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Disreputable place : DIVE
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Take it on the ___ : LAM
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Pretentious fops : COXCOMBS
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Dumfounded : ATALOSS
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Husband of Helen of Troy : MENELAUS
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Sales tactic : PRESSURE
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Spoil : ROT
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Kind of rubber : FOAM
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Remonstrate : PROTEST
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Threesomes : TRINES
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Mounds : KNOLLS
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Difficulty : STRAIT
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___ one's time : TOBIDE
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Up : ARISEN
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U.S. painter and family : RYDERS
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Cleveland suburb : PARMA
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Page : LEAF
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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