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New York Times, Thursday, April 15, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,915
Across
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Warplanes : MIGS
5
Competently : ABLY
9
Chemical compound : ESTER
14
Guinness : ALEC
15
Girl's name : CLOE
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Reduce : SHAVE
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Become understandable : GETACROSS
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Did lawn work : RAKED
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Harmonious : OFAPIECE
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Makes accessible : OPENS
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Fur-bearing animal : OTTER
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Oranges : OSAGES
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Show-offs : CUTUPS
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Part of a courtroom : DOCK
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Recognize: Abbr. : ACK
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Links : UNITES
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Eye part : UVEA
37
Coiffure : HAIRSET
39
Coins : COPPERS
41
Modern Christiania : OSLO
42
Dress : ATTIRE
44
Caviar : ROE
45
Cheer : YELL
46
Inclement : SLEETY
47
Agatha Christie character : SLAYER
49
Rich cake : TORTE
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Neighbor of Quemoy : MATSU
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Excess amounts of type : RUNOVERS
59
___ Jack : UNION
60
Specify : NAMENAMES
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Entire range : GAMUT
62
Certain serves : ACES
63
Occasion : TIME
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Printing marks : STETS
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Police rounds : BEAT
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Greek letters : ETAS
Down
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Mr. of cartoon : MAGOO
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"___ My Heart in San Francisco" : ILEFT
3
Reach : GETAT
4
Leafless stalk : SCAPE
5
Israeli port : ACRE
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Coalition : BLOC
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Suffer defeat : LOSEOUT
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___ man : YES
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Succoth fruit: Var. : ESROG
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Developed favorably : SHAPEDUP
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Assumes control : TAKESOVER
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Tied : EVEN
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Buttons et al. : REDS
18
Entertainment : CIRCUS
24
Minted money : SPECIE
25
Classify : ASSORT
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Perturbed : UNEASY
28
Printing mark : TITTLE
30
Mackerel-like fish : CERO
31
Cheese: Ger. : KASE
32
Sea call : AHOY
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Ablative, for one : CASE
34
Keeps busy : KILLSTIME
38
Gets the barrel ready : ROLLSOUT
40
Fictional Place : PEYTON
43
Patio : TERRACE
48
Relatives : AUNTS
50
Roundish : OVATE
51
Pay up : REMIT
52
Tropical shrub : TREMA
53
Letters : ESSES
54
Tobies : MUGS
55
Med. study : ANAT
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City in Sweden : UMEA
58
Fit together easily : NEST
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Seize : NAB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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