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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 Down
1. Large moth : LUNA
5. Owns : HAS
8. Desert in northeast Sudan : NUBIAN
14. Short saying : APOTHEGM
16. Lack of muscle coordination : ATAXIA
17. Hemingway's "The ___ Feast" : MOVEABLE
18. Tedious : BORING
19. Collection of items : ANA
20. Park features : TREES
22. Pieces of fuel turf : PEATS
23. Hone : WHET
24. What a Manx lacks : TAIL
26. ___ escape : NARROW
29. Inhabitants of southern Asia : MALAYANS
33. 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
1. 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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