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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,881
Across
1. Mast support : BIBB
5. Salad gelatin : ASPIC
10. Big-Ben sound : BONG
14. Mine, in France : AMOI
15. Flat surfaces of the skull : PLANA
16. Cuchulainn's wife : EMER
17. Autoists' reading matter : BILLBOARDS
19. Sonoran Indian : SERI
20. Swiss Apline group : ADULA
21. Period of trial : PROBATION
23. Work on shoes : RESOLE
25. Australian native : ABO
26. Elusive thing : WILLOTHEWISP
33. Grant : CARY
36. Italian finger game : MORA
37. Ethiopian lake : TSANA
38. Philippine tree : IBA
39. Joint units : COPARTS
41. Scottish violinist : GOW
42. Neighbor of Sverige : NORGE
44. ___ part : ACTA
45. Pillow material : DOWN
46. "For I'm to be ___" : QUEENOTHEMAY
49. Siouan : OTO
50. Zoroastrian writings : AVESTA
54. Some travelers : BUSRIDERS
60. Round-Table knight: Var. : EWAIN
61. "Not ___ to stand on" : ALEG
62. Investigate : LOOKAROUND
64. Immense : HUGE
65. Used up : EATEN
66. Department in France : ORNE
67. N. M. art colony : TAOS
68. Wading bird : SNIPE
69. "Ancient of ___" : DAYS
Down
1. Little elephant of juveniles : BABAR
2. Chemical compound : IMIDE
3. Large pill : BOLUS
4. Surging : BILLOWY
5. Service-mail initials : APO
6. Kind of dash or happy : SLAP
7. Young salmon : PARR
8. ___ European : INDO
9. "Come with me to the ___" : CASBAH
10. Confers on : BESTOWS
11. Chinese peak : OMEI
12. Emperor : NERO
13. Pleased look : GRIN
18. Island east of Java : BALI
22. Encourages : ABETS
24. Sailors' saint : ELMO
27. Former Yankee pitcher : LOPAT
28. Garden plant : ORACH
29. French pastry : TARTE
30. Shakespearean villain : IAGO
31. Sled's milieu : SNOW
32. Put in hock : PAWN
33. After quatre : CINQ
34. ___ ben Adhem : ABOU
35. Infrequent : RARE
39. Hundred: Prefix : CENTI
40. Town in central Iowa : TAMA
43. Bizet : GEORGES
45. Lumber yielding color bases : DYEWOOD
47. Scads : OODLES
48. State : AVER
51. Mountain people of India : SAURA
52. Like a flimsy metal : TINNY
53. Llamas' home : ANDES
54. Thai money : BAHT
55. Hawaiian food fish : ULUA
56. Western lily : SEGO
57. Of the dawn : EOAN
58. Roast: Fr. : ROTI
59. Farm basket : SKEP
63. Suffix in chemistry : ANE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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