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New York Times, Saturday, May 29, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,959
Across Down
1. French port : BREST
6. Baden and Ems : SPAS
10. Loot : SWAG
14. Philosopher John : LOCKE
15. Catch in a slip : TRIP
16. Lighten : EASE
17. Stinging : ACRID
18. Radamès's love : AIDA
19. Cognate : AKIN
20. John Silver's forte : SKULDUGGERY
23. Attention : EAR
24. Holiday : FETE
25. City in Italia : TORINO
27. Encourage : ASSURE
30. Military caps : SHAKOS
32. Christmas or Easter item : SEAL
33. London quarter : SOHO
35. Havelock : ELLIS
38. Political backer of McKinley : HANNA
40. Lace : VAL
41. S. A. plain : LLANO
42. Record : ENTER
43. Wagnerian heroine : ERDA
45. Internal: Prefix : ENTO
46. Nordic abode of the gods : ASGARD
48. Convict's hope : PARDON
50. "___ Agonistes" : SAMSON
52. Scottish alders : ARNS
53. Nabokov title : ADA
54. Pencil game : TICKTACKTOE
60. "___ my words" : MARK
62. Drudge : MOIL
63. Visit frequently : HAUNT
64. English painter : OPIE
65. Arm bone : ULNA
66. Fur : OTTER
67. Hang on, in poker : STAY
68. Declines, as in price : SAGS
69. Ecologist's word of advice : REUSE
1. Gil ___ : BLAS
2. Contemporary sound : ROCK
3. Color : ECRU
4. Expertise : SKILFULNESS
5. Farm implement : TEDDER
6. Exhibit : STAGE
7. Stuffy person : PRIG
8. Adjutant : AIDE
9. Helot's home : SPARTA
10. Black or White : SEA
11. Pacific battle site : WAKEISLAND
12. Thai : ASIAN
13. Japanese elder statesman : GENRO
21. Early Coloradans : UTES
22. Rustic : YOKEL
26. Summer porch hazard : ROLLERSKATE
27. U. S. Davis Cupper : ASHE
28. John in Cork : SEAN
29. Famed flagship : SANTAMARIA
30. Fragment : SHARD
31. Freighter area : HOLD
34. In preference to : OVER
36. Preposition : INTO
37. Promptly : SOON
39. Slang : ARGOT
44. Harbor of Guam : APRA
47. Hostility : ANIMUS
49. Item to be weighed : ANCHOR
50. Aesop's home : SAMOS
51. Adjust : ADAPT
52. African range : ATLAS
55. Soft drink : COLA
56. Lear or Kong : KING
57. Ballerina's garb : TUTU
58. Certain bills : ONES
59. French verb : ETRE
61. Islet : KEY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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