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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
Across
1. Small handful : WISP
5. Blas and others : GILS
9. Ad men's concerns : MEDIA
14. ___ Domini : ANNO
15. Black : EBON
16. Rectify : AMEND
17. Commandos' job : RAID
18. Snow field : NEVE
19. French reading matter : LIVRE
20. Within: Prefix : ENDO
21. Flock of larks : EXALTATION
23. "___ yourself" : SEEFOR
25. 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
41. Page sizes for books : OCTAVOS
43. Organic compound : ENOL
44. Verne character : NEMO
46. Related through one's mother : ENATE
47. Happy : NOTSAD
49. City in need of a bell : ADANO
51. Six tricks, in bridge : BOOK
53. More easily cut : SOFTER
57. Honey factory : HIVEOFBEES
62. Solemn declaration : OATH
63. "You're ___" : ADEAR
64. Spanish direction : ESTE
65. Certain negative : XRAY
66. Bread necessity : YEAST
67. Jewish month : ADAR
68. Cheese : EDAM
69. Seasons : SALTS
70. Jack of old Westerns : HOLT
71. French resort : NICE
Down
1. Merchandise : WARES
2. Fatuous : INANE
3. Subtly catty : SNIDE
4. Group of aquatic mammals : PODOFSEALS
5. Classes : GENERA
6. Wild goat : IBEX
7. Sweet and attractive : LOVABLE
8. Fishhook holder : SNELL
9. Ester of acid in apples : MALATE
10. Utter : EMIT
11. Consort of Siva : DEVI
12. Japanese case : INRO
13. Arabian port : ADEN
22. Old card game : TAROC
24. Barely : ONLY
27. Steak order : RARE
29. Pair of draft animals : SPANOFOXEN
30. Crab-eating mongoose : URVA
31. Debatable : MOOT
32. Mitigate : EASE
33. Earl of Avon : EDEN
34. Strange: Prefix : XENO
35. Cabal : PLOT
37. Crucifix : ROOD
40. ___ the road : ENDOF
42. ___'clock scholar : TENO
45. Barely gets along : MAKESDO
48. Stops, as a missile flight : ABORTS
50. Maintain : ASSERT
52. Fetish : OBEAH
54. Late, in Rome : TARDI
55. African antelope : ETAAC
56. Poet's concern : RHYME
57. Former film czar : HAYS
58. Suggestion : IDEA
59. Butcher-shop item : VEAL
60. Down ___ : EAST
61. 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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