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New York Times, Wednesday, March 24, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,893
Across Down
1. Prefix for aircraft and trust : ANTI
5. Excuse : ALIBI
10. Entreaty : PLEA
14. Prisoner's concern : TERM
15. Club sandwich ingredient : BACON
16. Biblical symbol of power : HORN
17. Stumble : TRIP
18. Show off : SPORT
19. Mine access : ADIT
20. Reluctant : AVERSE
22. Quality of some penmanship : NEATNESS
24. Proclaim loudly : RESOUND
26. Command to Pussy : SCAT
27. Greek letters : BETAS
29. Shock : TRAUMA
33. Like some treaties : BILATERAL
37. "As good ___ " : ASNEW
38. Native of Yemen : ARAB
39. Egyptologist's quest : RELIC
41. Bog : MIRE
42. Seethes : BOILS
44. Laid waste : DESOLATED
46. Of certain mountains : ANDEAN
48. Small branch : SPRIG
49. Printing word : STET
51. Pacific island group : SOLOMON
55. Harassed : PESTERED
59. Of the nostrils : NARINE
60. Voice : ALTO
61. Undermine : ERODE
63. Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
64. Deceitful one : LIAR
65. Tiny land area : ISLET
66. Old Greek contest : AGON
67. "Contrary" mistress : MARY
68. Vales : DELLS
69. Telescope part : LENS
1. Essential oil : ATTAR
2. Strength : NERVE
3. Attempts : TRIES
4. Errant husband's forte : IMPROBABLESTORY
5. One intentionally not present : ABSENTER
6. Part of a race : LAP
7. Religious object : ICON
8. Uses an auger : BORES
9. Not broken : INTACT
10. Like some dreams : PHANTASMAGORIAL
11. Comstock, for one : LODE
12. Tosser of mythical apple : ERIS
13. Aardvark diet : ANTS
21. Tallow : SUET
23. Home of Irish kings : TARA
25. Ventured : DARED
28. Base of some taxes : SALES
30. Specific quantity : UNIT
31. Bare : MERE
32. Overcome in a way : AWED
33. Rum cake : BABA
34. Mashie or wedge : IRON
35. Put down : LAID
36. Speech troubles : LISPS
40. Tiaras : CORONETS
43. Glut : SATE
45. Actress Lee : LILA
47. Sea nymph : NEREID
50. Brief : TERSE
52. Gnat : MIDGE
53. Gibson ingredient : ONION
54. Certain signs : NEONS
55. Part of the hand : PALM
56. Pen name : ELIA
57. Arcturus : STAR
58. Plaything : DOLL
62. State: Abbr. : DEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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