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New York Times, Saturday, February 20, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,861
Across
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Simple : DAFT
5
Not ruddy : PALE
9
Union general at Shiloh : BUELL
14
Paris' field : ORLY
15
Terrible or Great : IVAN
16
Final stanza of a ballade : ENVOI
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Mythomaniac : LIAR
18
Attend to : TAKECAREOF
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Take, as a plea : COP
21
Apple section : CORE
22
Everlasting, long ago : ETERNE
23
Minstrel performer : ENDMAN
25
Teasdale and others : SARAS
27
Wild ___ : OATS
28
Big W. W. I guns : BERTHAS
32
Tropical Asian tree : ASOKA
34
Selected : CHOSE
36
___ way : ONE
37
Mineral deposits : LODES
38
Secreted : HID
39
Alloy of lead and tin : TERNE
41
Follower of fa : SOL
42
Instant : TRICE
44
More unusual : RARER
45
Dreamy : ONEIRIC
47
Desertlike : SERE
48
Informal taboos : NONOS
50
Showy plants : CANNAS
53
Noisy-eating sounds : CHOMPS
56
Unit of illumination : PHOT
58
House part : DEN
59
Six-sided solid : HEXAHEDRON
61
Metalware : TOLE
62
Mountain ridge : ARETE
63
Palm product : DATE
64
Ump's concern : RULE
65
Flat sides : PANES
66
Hurricane areas : EYES
67
Danube tributary : ISAR
Down
1
Music direction : DOLCE
2
Talking horse of Greek myth : ARION
3
Nonsense : FLAPDOODLE
4
Norse war god : TYR
5
Mountain-climbing gear : PITONS
6
Caucasian language : AVAR
7
Finger and Great : LAKES
8
Direction : ENE
9
Scram : BEATARETREAT
10
Disquiet : UNREST
11
"Thanks ___ so much" : EVER
12
Diving bird : LOON
13
Prison sentence : LIFE
19
Roman goddess : CERES
21
Utter disasters : CATASTROPHES
24
Render : MAKE
26
Habitation : ABODE
29
Dreadful : HORRENDOUS
30
___ of Cleves : ANNE
31
Al Capp's Old Man Mose : SEER
32
___-ran : ALSO
33
Quickly : SOON
34
Marx brother : CHICO
35
This: Lat. : HIC
40
___ a reputation : EARN
43
Henna, for one : RINSE
46
Prisoner : INMATE
47
Tea cakes : SCONES
49
Cut-flower display : SPRAY
51
Amazon slain by Hercules : AELLA
52
Insulting expression : SNEER
53
Fellow : CHAP
54
Wife of Zeus : HERA
55
Bovines : OXEN
57
French innkeeper : HOTE
60
D-Day leader : DDE
61
Prefix for angle : TRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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