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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
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1. Warplanes : MIGS
5. Competently : ABLY
9. Chemical compound : ESTER
14. Guinness : ALEC
15. Girl's name : CLOE
16. Reduce : SHAVE
17. Become understandable : GETACROSS
19. Did lawn work : RAKED
20. Harmonious : OFAPIECE
21. Makes accessible : OPENS
22. Fur-bearing animal : OTTER
23. Oranges : OSAGES
26. Show-offs : CUTUPS
29. Part of a courtroom : DOCK
32. Recognize: Abbr. : ACK
35. Links : UNITES
36. 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
54. Neighbor of Quemoy : MATSU
56. Excess amounts of type : RUNOVERS
59. ___ Jack : UNION
60. Specify : NAMENAMES
61. Entire range : GAMUT
62. Certain serves : ACES
63. Occasion : TIME
64. Printing marks : STETS
65. Police rounds : BEAT
66. Greek letters : ETAS
1. Mr. of cartoon : MAGOO
2. "___ My Heart in San Francisco" : ILEFT
3. Reach : GETAT
4. Leafless stalk : SCAPE
5. Israeli port : ACRE
6. Coalition : BLOC
7. Suffer defeat : LOSEOUT
8. ___ man : YES
9. Succoth fruit: Var. : ESROG
10. Developed favorably : SHAPEDUP
11. Assumes control : TAKESOVER
12. Tied : EVEN
13. Buttons et al. : REDS
18. Entertainment : CIRCUS
24. Minted money : SPECIE
25. Classify : ASSORT
27. Perturbed : UNEASY
28. Printing mark : TITTLE
30. Mackerel-like fish : CERO
31. Cheese: Ger. : KASE
32. Sea call : AHOY
33. 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
57. City in Sweden : UMEA
58. Fit together easily : NEST
60. 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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