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New York Times, Monday, January 11, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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1. "___ Free" : BORN
5. Pit in a bone : FOSSA
10. W. W. II vessels : LSTS
14. Space : AREA
15. Harangue : ORATE
16. Atlantic fish : OPAH
17. Dives : JACKKNIVES
19. Ripped : TORE
20. Postulate : ASSERT
21. Mixed ___ : EMOTIONS
23. Back part often slipped : DISK
25. He or she: Abbr. : PRON
26. Family members : PAPAS
29. Lily part : PAD
32. Against property, in law : INREM
35. "Take ___ from me" : ATIP
36. One with a craving : ADDICT
38. Gershwin : IRA
39. Jot down : NOTE
40. Midriff affliction : BULGE
41. Pernicious : EVIL
42. Ref. book : ENC
43. Look up to : ESTEEM
44. Repast : MEAL
45. Composer Franz : LEHAR
47. Relatives of mos. : YRS
48. Gets too much sun : BURNS
49. Tighten tackle : FRAP
51. Lofty : TALL
53. Irreproachable : SPOTLESS
57. Jumbles : MESSES
61. Persian elf : PERI
62. Sloppily dressed : DISHABILLE
64. Awkward craft : ARKS
65. Metrical stress : ARSIS
66. Low-lying land : VALE
67. Try : TEST
68. Baltic people : LETTS
69. Israeli name : EBAN
1. ___ California : BAJA
2. Old Danish moneys : ORAS
3. L.P.'s, for short : RECS
4. Desmond Morris subject : NAKEDAPE
5. Type assortments : FONTS
6. Mouth: Prefix : ORI
7. Keep : SAVE
8. Restrain : STEM
9. Fabulist : AESOP
10. Liquid cosmetic : LOTION
11. Locale of an anthology : SPOONRIVER
12. Mountain lake : TARN
13. "___ the sweetheart of . . . " : SHES
18. Malay dagger : KRIS
22. Third: Prefix : TRIT
24. Army assignment : KPDUTY
26. Section : PANEL
27. Expiate : ATONE
28. Farm implements : PITCHFORKS
30. Name in psychiatry : ADLER
31. Assimilate mentally : DIGEST
33. Of a geologic time : ERIAN
34. Shopping centers : MALLS
36. College degrees : ABS
37. Portland output: Abbr. : CEM
41. Of a photo-developing fluid : EMULSIVE
43. Pertaining to an epoch : ERAL
46. Atelier man : ARTIST
48. Small blister : BLEB
50. Lever : PEDAL
52. Collect : AMASS
53. Young oyster : SPAT
54. Father, in Nice : PERE
55. Beget : SIRE
56. Sibilant sound : SSST
58. Generous piece of bread : SLAB
59. Logan : ELLA
60. Noted : SEEN
63. Successful show : HIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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