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New York Times, Saturday, September 5, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,693
Across
1. Sidekick : PAL
4. Quantity : BATCH
9. Quote : CITE
13. Overhead : ATOP
15. Toughen : ENURE
16. Surrounded by : AMID
17. Cape Kennedy term : NOGO
18. Display frame : EASEL
19. Money in Lido : LIRE
20. Happy person : SMILER
22. Bermuda port : HAMILTON
24. Knowing : SCIENT
26. Instruments : MEDIA
27. Sherlockian finds : CLUES
29. Certain income : RENTAL
32. Office gadget : DATESTAMP
36. Limber : AGILE
37. Omani : ARAB
38. Twists : SLUES
40. Salutations : AVES
41. Hayley or John : MILLS
43. Like some dresses : STRAPLESS
45. Western setting : SALOON
47. Occult device : SIGIL
48. Different : OTHER
50. Sharp instrument : LANCET
53. Some missiles : AIRTOAIR
56. Be sincere : MEANIT
58. Portend : BODE
59. Same: Prefix : TAUTO
61. Hotel tariff : RATE
62. Pitcher : EWER
63. Business letter term : ANDOR
64. Read quickly : SCAN
65. Seamen : TARS
66. Tin Pan Alley name : STYNE
67. Explosive : TNT
Down
1. Containers : PANS
2. Tiny things : ATOMS
3. Reason : LOGIC
4. Tavern munchables : BEERNUTS
5. Collection : ANA
6. Word of impatience : TUSH
7. Best part : CREAM
8. Ibsen character : HELMER
9. Radiocast of a sort : CALLINGALLCARS
10. Counterfeit : IMITATIVE
11. Beginner : TIRO
12. Paradise : EDEN
14. Station-house records : POLICEBLOTTERS
21. Fishes : EELS
23. Brainstorm : IDEA
25. Ducks : TEALS
28. South African statesman : SMUTS
30. Southern French town : ALES
31. Without: Suffix : LESS
32. Hoover and others : DAMS
33. Sutherland forte : ARIA
34. Formidable task : TALLORDER
35. Pau1ine's problem : PERIL
39. Algonquian chief : SAGAMORE
42. Where toffs wander : SOHO
44. Conifer : PINE
46. ___ a pin : NEATAS
49. Laughing : RIANT
51. Perform : ENACT
52. Person of power : TITAN
53. Encourage : ABET
54. Hawkeyes' home : IOWA
55. Vallee : RUDY
57. Big Top : TENT
60. Weight : TON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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