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New York Times, Monday, August 31, 1970

33-Across : Dull noises

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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M
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W
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,688
Across
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Bungle a play : MUFF
5
Branches : RAMI
9
Impudent : SASSY
14
Japanese medicine case : INRO
15
To ___ (everybody) : AMAN
16
Genus of Asian birds : PITTA
17
Polaris, for one : STAR
18
Caballero's weapon : BOLA
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Beau ___ : IDEAL
20
German article : EINE
21
Generally : BYANDLARGE
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Bring to mind : RECALL
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Parisian notion : IDEE
26
Straits : NEEDS
28
___ as a rock : ASHARD
33
Dull noises : THUDS
36
Kind of assets : REAL
38
Outfielder Felipe : ALOU
39
Aquatic mammal : MANATEE
41
Having a mouth : STOMATE
43
Hebrew letter : ALEF
44
This day of: It. : ADDI
46
Nest of sorts : MARES
47
Wise man : NESTOR
49
Ruhr city : ESSEN
51
Fatigue : WEAR
53
Loosens : UNDOES
57
Couple : MANANDWIFE
62
Common French verb : ETRE
63
Perennial herb : AVENS
64
Athirst : AVID
65
Advance : GAIN
66
Hornlike part : CORNU
67
Descartes : RENE
68
Campus reunion figure : GRAD
69
Eagle's maneuver : SWOOP
70
Sea birds : ERNS
71
Similar words: Abbr. : SYNS
Down
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Silas Marner : MISER
2
Disentangle : UNTIE
3
Money in Lille : FRANC
4
Nautical phrase : FOREANDAFT
5
Noisy throng : RABBLE
6
Island in Formosa Strait : AMOY
7
Vague feeling of discomfort : MALAISE
8
___ out : INAND
9
Heavy stakes : SPILES
10
Radamès's beloved : AIDA
11
Suffix for trick or pun : STER
12
Antlered animal : STAG
13
Eli : YALE
22
Administered : DEALT
24
"___ we forget" : LEST
27
Scott : DRED
29
Breakfast order : HAMANDEGGS
30
Wing-shaped : ALAR
31
Surf sound : ROTE
32
Club income : DUES
33
U. S. agent : TMAN
34
Nathan : HALE
35
French numbers : UNES
37
Sale sign : ASIS
40
Auriculate : EARED
42
Prognostic : OMEN
45
One who infers : DERIVER
48
Confesses : OWNSUP
50
Leathers : SUEDES
52
Cognizant : AWARE
54
Eared seal : OTARY
55
Of a geological epoch : ERIAN
56
Directs : SENDS
57
N. Y. apples, for short : MACS
58
Confess : AVOW
59
Pianist Peter : NERO
60
Part of A.D. : ANNO
61
Turku resident : FINN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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