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New York Times, Tuesday, March 30, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,899

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Across
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Small handful : WISP
5
Blas and others : GILS
9
Ad men's concerns : MEDIA
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Black : EBON
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Rectify : AMEND
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Commandos' job : RAID
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Snow field : NEVE
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French reading matter : LIVRE
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Flock of larks : EXALTATION
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"___ yourself" : SEEFOR
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Utter heedlessly : BLAT
26
Angler's casting hazard : SNARL
28
Summary : RESUME
33
Banish : EXPEL
36
Prefix for dynamics or gram : AERO
38
Malaysian canoe : PROA
39
Procrastinator : DELAYER
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Page sizes for books : OCTAVOS
43
Organic compound : ENOL
44
Verne character : NEMO
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Related through one's mother : ENATE
47
Happy : NOTSAD
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City in need of a bell : ADANO
51
Six tricks, in bridge : BOOK
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More easily cut : SOFTER
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Honey factory : HIVEOFBEES
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Solemn declaration : OATH
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"You're ___" : ADEAR
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Spanish direction : ESTE
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Certain negative : XRAY
66
Bread necessity : YEAST
67
Jewish month : ADAR
68
Cheese : EDAM
69
Seasons : SALTS
70
Jack of old Westerns : HOLT
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French resort : NICE
Down
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Merchandise : WARES
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Fatuous : INANE
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Subtly catty : SNIDE
4
Group of aquatic mammals : PODOFSEALS
5
Classes : GENERA
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Wild goat : IBEX
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Sweet and attractive : LOVABLE
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Fishhook holder : SNELL
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Ester of acid in apples : MALATE
10
Utter : EMIT
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Consort of Siva : DEVI
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Japanese case : INRO
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Arabian port : ADEN
22
Old card game : TAROC
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Barely : ONLY
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Steak order : RARE
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Pair of draft animals : SPANOFOXEN
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Crab-eating mongoose : URVA
31
Debatable : MOOT
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Mitigate : EASE
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Earl of Avon : EDEN
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Strange: Prefix : XENO
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Cabal : PLOT
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Crucifix : ROOD
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___ the road : ENDOF
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___'clock scholar : TENO
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Barely gets along : MAKESDO
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Stops, as a missile flight : ABORTS
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Maintain : ASSERT
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Fetish : OBEAH
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Late, in Rome : TARDI
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African antelope : ETAAC
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Poet's concern : RHYME
57
Former film czar : HAYS
58
Suggestion : IDEA
59
Butcher-shop item : VEAL
60
Down ___ : EAST
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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