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New York Times, Friday, January 1, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,811
Across
1. Mosquitoes, etc. : PESTS
6. Kind of transit : RAPID
11. Little, in Scotland : SMA
14. Stingy : CHEAP
15. Take out : ERASE
16. Preserve : CAN
17. Pertinent New Year words : TEMPUSFUGIT
19. Decay : ROT
20. Actress Norma and others : SHEARERS
21. Fasten : SECURE
23. "As ___ a bird" : GAYAS
25. Extremely violent : RABID
26. Attractor : MAGNET
30. Fastener : HASP
32. Lands : ACRES
33. Legal order : WRIT
35. Solomon island : SAVO
39. Pack : STOW
40. Cunning : CRAFT
41. Mine car : TRAM
42. Shrewd : CAGY
43. Slangy negative : AINT
44. Welcome call by bridge partner : RAISE
45. Up to one's ___ : EARS
47. Over there : YONDER
48. Family members : PAPAS
51. Plants yielding tannin : TARAS
54. Cores : HEARTS
56. Lineman's climbing aid : POLESTEP
61. Medit. land : ISR
62. Perishables for Jan. 1 : RESOLUTIONS
64. Started the fire : LIT
65. Mood: It. : UMORE
66. Fountain of note : TREVI
67. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
68. Slants : TILTS
69. Meetings: Abbr. : ASSYS
Down
1. Hundredths: Abbr. : PCTS
2. Querying sounds : EHEH
3. Sprinkled, in heraldry : SEME
4. Mulberry bark : TAPA
5. Plants with milky juices : SPURGES
6. Cook again : REFRY
7. Shrub of Indian : ARUSA
8. Dalmatian island : PAG
9. Wife of Osiris : ISIS
10. Hinders : DETERS
11. Clean up : SCRUB
12. N.Z. native : MAORI
13. Paid up : ANTED
18. Do ushering : SEAT
22. Rope-winding device : CAPSTAN
24. Backfield maneuver : SHIFT
26. Gender: Abbr. : MASC
27. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
28. Seagoing drink : GROG
29. Happy day : NEWYEAR
31. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
33. Joint : WRIST
34. Also-___ : RAN
36. Sere : ARID
37. Mantel décor : VASE
38. Hebrew measure : OMER
40. Reo or Hudson : CAR
44. Famed Nile town : ROSETTA
46. Puffed with conceit : ASTRUT
47. Korean border river : YALU
48. Vance : PHILO
49. Gods led by Odin : AESIR
50. Ex ___ : PARTE
52. Naval direction : APORT
53. Play parts : ROLES
55. Fractional prefix : SEMI
57. Titles : SIRS
58. Digits : TOES
59. Begrudge : ENVY
60. Greek letters : PSIS
63. Coin of Peru : SOL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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