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New York Times, Wednesday, September 30, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,718
Across
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Large moth : LUNA
5
Owns : HAS
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Desert in northeast Sudan : NUBIAN
14
Short saying : APOTHEGM
16
Lack of muscle coordination : ATAXIA
17
Hemingway's "The ___ Feast" : MOVEABLE
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Tedious : BORING
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Collection of items : ANA
20
Park features : TREES
22
Pieces of fuel turf : PEATS
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Hone : WHET
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What a Manx lacks : TAIL
26
___ escape : NARROW
29
Inhabitants of southern Asia : MALAYANS
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Willow : OSIER
34
Couch : DIVAN
35
Pol. party : GOP
36
Draw : LIMN
37
Member of the electorate : VOTER
38
Comet's head : COMA
39
Beverage : ADE
40
Dotted patterns in heraldry : SEMES
41
Weight unit : CARAT
42
Chemical warfare weapon : NERVEGAS
44
Procession : PARADE
45
Jai ___ : ALAI
46
Chalcedony : SARD
47
Lewis Carroll animal : SNARK
50
Artless : NAIVE
52
Dante's gal : BEA
55
City of Crete : CANDIA
57
Infant garments : CREEPERS
59
William Waldorf and John Jacob : ASTORS
60
Civil War vessel : MERRIMAC
61
Word of appreciation : THANKS
62
Feminine suffix : ESS
63
Deep cut : GASH
Down
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Tibetan priest : LAMA
2
Atop : UPON
3
Kind of star : NOVA
4
Consumed : ATE
5
Mideast language : HEBREW
6
Shoelace tip : AGLET
7
U.S. duck : SMEE
8
Seize : NAB
9
Visionary : UTOPIAN
10
Just about : BARELY
11
South African iris : IXIA
12
Common contraction of sorts : AINT
13
Some horses : NAGS
15
Egyptian goddess of mirth : HATHOR
21
Verses : STAVES
23
Small bird : WREN
25
Winged : ALAR
26
Man without a country : NOLAN
27
Sotto voce : ASIDE
28
Versifier: Var. : RIMER
29
Small sums : MITES
30
Ancient assembly : AGORA
31
Rover : NOMAD
32
Sudden outburst : SPATE
34
Sphere of activity : DOMAIN
37
Bright star : VEGA
38
Droll fellow, familiarly : CARD
40
Original Robinson Crusoe : SELKIRK
41
Course : CAREER
43
Golf star of past : VARDON
44
Roadbuilders : PAVERS
46
Fathers : SIRES
47
Go away! : SCAT
48
Old auto : NASH
49
Broadway group: Abbr. : ANTA
51
Culmination : ACME
52
Part of an Eastern church : BEMA
53
Epochs : ERAS
54
Sholem ___, novelist : ASCH
56
Blockhead : ASS
58
Iron mold : PIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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