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New York Times, Tuesday, April 27, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,927
Across
1
Withdrawn : ALOOF
6
Obscenity : SMUT
10
Tavern sign : NEON
14
"The butcher, the ___ . . . " : BAKER
15
Chef's concern : MENU
16
Western Indian : OTOE
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Spanish month : ENERO
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"Lizzie Borden took ___ . . . " : ANAX
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Confusing pattern : MAZE
20
Morse dash : DAH
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Orange rind : ZEST
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Jubilant : ELATED
25
How some criminals are caught : REDHANDED
27
Beach : STRAND
30
Investigate : LOOKINTO
34
Mideast land : IRAN
35
Countertenors : ALTOS
37
Certain newsman: Abbr. : CORR
38
Affair of 1797 : XYZ
39
Roman bronze : AES
40
Hobo, for short : VAG
41
Fabulist: Var. : ESOP
43
Empty flatcar : IDLER
45
Great: Prefix : MEGA
46
Be noncommittal on an issue : STRADDLE
48
Star in Draco : ETAMIN
50
Currency units of India : NAYEPAISE
52
Explosive : AMATOL
55
English composer : ARNE
56
Word with fangled : NEW
59
Tease : JOSH
60
Midnight, to some : LATE
62
Crossbeam : TRAVE
64
Certain payment : ANTE
65
Vedic writing : ISHA
66
Arranged : SIZED
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Zoo sound : ROAR
68
Small islands : CAYS
69
Moslem titles : EMIRS
Down
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Where one's asleep : ABED
2
Turner : LANA
3
Yeah : OKEH
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"___ the land of the free" : OER
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Immobile : FROZEN
6
Crushed-fruit drink : SMASH
7
Reading art of a sort : MENTALTELEPATHY
8
Merkel : UNA
9
Men's wear : TUXEDOS
10
Like certain tribes : NOMADIC
11
State, in Paris : ETAT
12
Gook or muck : OOZE
13
A friend in ___ : NEED
22
Old Norse poems : EDDA
24
Albanian coin : LEK
25
Fled : RAN
26
Hoss thief's neckpiece : NOOSE
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At ___ and sevens : SIXES
28
Meeting place : TRYST
29
Cutting instrument : RAZOR
31
Cicero's nine : NOVEM
32
Ear parts : TRAGI
33
Movie-palace feature : ORGAN
36
Soup spoon : LADLE
42
Wild animal : PANTHER
43
Picturesque : IDYLLIC
44
Control : REIN
45
Miss Murray of silents : MAE
47
Philippine tree : DAO
49
Glossina fly : TSETSE
51
Scopes : AREAS
52
Open : AJAR
53
Relative of stereo : MONO
54
Movie dog : ASTA
56
Hitlerite : NAZI
57
"Did you ___!" : EVER
58
Joins : WEDS
61
Blind ___ bat : ASA
63
Basketball-goal part : RIM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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