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New York Times, Saturday, March 27, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,896
Across Down
1. Repudiations : DISAVOWALS
11. Become crusty : CAKE
15. P. T. Barnum, for one : IMPRESARIO
16. Sashes : OBIS
17. Hundred-yard dash, e.g. : SPRINTRACE
18. Grooves : RUTS
19. Water, in France : EAU
20. Hideout : DEN
21. "___ Terrible" : IVANTHE
23. Shaving hazard : NICK
25. Metric measure : STERE
26. Cultivated : GREW
27. Western Indian : SAC
29. Brought up : REARED
33. Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
34. Broadcasts : AIRS
36. Coeur d'___ : ALENE
37. Eur. country : GER
38. Features of German vowels : UMLAUTS
40. Undermine : SAP
41. Virgil hero: Var. : ENEAS
43. Suffix with trick or prank : STER
44. Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
45. Come forward : STEPUP
47. Hue's companion : CRY
48. Kind of school : PREP
49. Scorch : PARCH
51. Egyptian abode of dead: Var. : AALU
52. Base runner, at times : STEALER
55. Muhammad : ALI
58. Indisposed : ILL
59. Fatigue : WEAR
60. Its capital is Nouakchott : MAURITANIA
63. Regarding : INRE
64. Enclosure with stakes : IMPALEMENT
65. Army officer: Abbr. : GENL
66. "And ___ in a pear . . . " : APARTRIDGE
1. Detaches : DISENGAGES
2. Deterioration : IMPAIRMENT
3. Evergreen : SPRUCETREE
4. Uris hero : ARI
5. Peddle : VEND
6. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
7. Caution : WARN
8. Parseghian : ARA
9. Lawful : LICIT
10. In any degree : SOEVER
11. Of an eye part : CORNEAL
12. Border on : ABUT
13. Kin's partner : KITH
14. Actual being : ESSE
22. Vicinities : AREAS
24. Elec. units : KWS
25. Start from ___ : SCRATCH
27. Famous Uncle : SAM
28. Troubles : AILS
30. Curbed : RESTRAINED
31. Doing fingernails : ENAMELLING
32. Force migration from an area : DEPOPULATE
35. Litigant : SUER
38. Commonplace : USUAL
39. Test : TRY
42. Garb : APPAREL
44. Brazilian tree : APA
46. Bonuses : PREMIA
50. Swimmer's hazard : CRAMP
52. Greedy gulp : SWIG
53. Filament: Suffix : TENE
54. Make a living : EARN
55. Sandarac tree : ARAR
56. Tune : LILT
57. Latin journey : ITER
61. ___ tree : UPA
62. Friend: Fr. : AMI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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