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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,696
Across
1. Seats of a sort : LAPS
5. Bin : CRIB
9. Deviate from a course : SHEER
14. Regarding : INRE
15. Indian queen : RANI
16. Body : TORSO
17. Nylons : STOCKINGS
19. Rope : RIATA
20. Nuts : PECANS
21. Accented : STRESSED
23. Run off : ELOPE
25. Certain exterminators : RATTERS
26. Trainee : CADET
28. Option : CHOICE
30. Flightless bird : EMU
31. Hunting cry : SOHO
33. Fragments : SHREDS
37. Knowledge : LORE
39. Cody event : RODEO
41. Weather forecast : SNOW
42. Vibration : TREMOR
44. Kind of plank : GANG
46. Bohea : TEA
47. Fused : UNITED
49. Sluggish : INERT
51. Companion of arsenic : OLDLACE
54. Economical one : SAVER
56. Soldiers detailed to seek supplies : FORAGERS
58. One waiting at the airport : MEETER
61. Threadbare : TRITE
62. Utility service charge : METERRATE
64. ___ Pasha, Turkish leader : ENVER
65. Work for : EARN
66. Spoken: Fr. : DITE
67. Lacks : NEEDS
68. Prohibitionists : DRYS
69. Bide ___ time : ONES
Down
1. Speech fault : LISP
2. Pony up : ANTE
3. Methods used : PROCEDURE
4. Cereal grass genus : SECALE
5. Bacon order : CRISP
6. Wife of Aegir : RAN
7. Common word endings : INGS
8. Night club : BISTRO
9. Pitching position : STRETCH
10. Davits : HOISTERS
11. Make disappear : ERASE
12. Chemical compound : ESTER
13. Ways : ROADS
18. Nautical speed units : KNOTS
22. ___ d'être : RAISON
24. Lover of Narcissus : ECHO
26. Primitive chisel : CELT
27. Cupid : AMOR
29. Rustic: Colloq. : HODGE
32. Florentine iris: Var. : ORRICE
34. Consider : ENTERTAIN
35. Active person : DOER
36. Go after a fly : SWAT
38. Tried to surpass : EMULATED
40. U. S. engineer : EADS
43. Wild asses of Asia : ONAGERS
45. Charitable one : GIVER
48. Designated : TERMED
50. ___-well : NEERDO
51. Frequently : OFTEN
52. Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
53. Initiative : DRIVE
55. Affirmations : AMENS
57. Gunlock catch : SEAR
59. Diminutive ending : ETTE
60. Arikara Indians : REES
63. Endeavor : TRY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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