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New York Times, Friday, February 5, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,846
Across Down
1. Extinct birds : DODOS
6. Mulberry cloth : TAPA
10. Brief attempt : STAB
14. Public : OVERT
15. Added frosting : ICED
16. Church book : ORDO
17. African animal : ZEBRA
18. External: Prefix : ECTO
19. Pedestal part : DADO
20. Attract : ENTICE
22. Extraordinary person : RARAAVIS
24. Levels of achievement : STATURES
26. Time abbreviation : EST
27. Cranberries' home : BOG
30. Went wrong : ERRED
31. Mineo : SAL
33. Sound to gain attention : AHEM
35. Bushy clump : TOD
36. Italian sculptor : CANOVA
39. "Tragedy tomorrow, comedy ___" : TONIGHT
41. Conveyer : BRINGER
42. Cooking wine : SHERRY
43. Cry from the fold : MAA
44. Atmosphere : AURA
45. Kind of bread : RYE
46. Authoritative statements : DICTA
48. Reflux : EBB
49. King's predecessor : ALA
51. Abalone : EARSHELL
54. Desk item : CALENDAR
56. Skiing event : SLALOM
60. Tel ___ : AVIV
61. Steam chamber : AGER
63. Polish province : OPOLE
64. Extent : SIZE
65. Three-pointer in football : GOAL
66. Trace : TINGE
67. Harold of old comics : TEEN
68. Remnants : ENDS
69. Kind of preview : SNEAK
1. Catnap : DOZE
2. Kiln : OVEN
3. $277-billion item : DEBT
4. Fragrant rootstock : ORRIS
5. Spice used by early Jews : STACTE
6. Ten to ten : TIE
7. Kind of interest : ACCRUED
8. Variety of firecracker : PETARD
9. Be fond of : ADORE
10. Kind of fountain : SODA
11. Lowell Thomas forte : TRAVELOGUE
12. ___ Ababa : ADDIS
13. Sound praises for : BOOST
21. Unrefined : EARTHY
23. Palm of Brazil : ASSAI
25. Horse race : TROT
27. Baseball equipment : BATS
28. Exclamation : OHOH
29. Leave out details : GENERALIZE
32. Old coin of India : ANNA
34. Like slush : MIRY
36. Orange boxes : CRATES
37. Action word : VERB
38. Bedouin : ARAB
40. Verdant : GREEN
41. Composer : BACH
43. Interpret incorrectly : MISREAD
46. Constellation : DRAGON
47. Distributes : ALLOTS
49. "With ___ of thousands" (movie ad) : ACAST
50. "C'est ___" : LAVIE
52. Saying : ADAGE
53. Coat fur : LAPIN
55. Unruffled : EVEN
57. Unfrequented : LONE
58. Russian girl's name : OLGA
59. Long-suffering : MEEK
62. Author's monogram : RLS

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

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