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New York Times, Tuesday, September 21, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,074
Across
1
Flavoring : DILL
5
Recording proceedings : ACTA
9
Tillers : HELMS
14
Continent : ASIA
15
Splotch : BLOB
16
Rig : EQUIP
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Chew : MASTICATE
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Charlotte ___ : RUSSE
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Fenced in : PALED
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Like some cough drops : MEDICATED
23
Rows : SCENES
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___-de-sac : CUL
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Moth-to-be : CATERPILLAR
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Refute : DENY
35
Asian sea : ARAL
36
Brontë's Jane et al. : EYRES
38
Onassis : ARI
39
Road equipment : GRADERS
41
Antelope : GNU
42
Yugoslav coin : DINAR
44
River in Kenya : TANA
45
Nourishment : FOOD
46
Explicit : CATEGORICAL
49
Zodiac sign : LEO
50
Works on clay : KNEADS
54
Links : CATENATES
60
Principle : TENET
61
Southern European : CROAT
62
Involve : IMPLICATE
64
Ajaccio's ile : CORSE
65
Issue : EMIT
66
Moslem title : EMIR
67
Hearth goddess : VESTA
68
Strip of leather : RAND
69
Capitol men: Abbr. : SENS
Down
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Mine gases : DAMPS
2
Newton : ISAAC
3
Type of thread : LISLE
4
Quiescence : LATENCY
5
Easy as ___ : ABC
6
Sea food : CLAM
7
Convey : TOTE
8
Resting : ABED
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Man of 12 jobs : HERCULES
10
Alike : EQUALLY
11
Desire : LUST
12
Legal writ : MISE
13
Ran : SPED
18
View : IDEA
22
Here: Fr. : ICI
24
Flag feature : STAR
27
Muse : ERATO
28
Weatherman's aid : RADAR
29
Full: Prefix : PLENI
30
Constellation : ARGO
31
Italian river : RENO
32
Pop : DAD
33
Portman : ERIC
34
Well-known ship : NINA
37
South: Fr. : SUD
39
Beverage : GREENTEA
40
Torment : RACK
43
In any case : ATLEAST
45
Swindles : FLEECES
47
Gazelle : GOA
48
Against : ANTI
51
"What's in ___?" : ANAME
52
Remove a metal plating : DETIN
53
Doers: Suffix : STERS
54
Roman 305 : CCCV
55
Indonesian island group: Var. : AROE
56
Peaks : TORS
57
Row : TIER
58
Austen novel : EMMA
59
Whirl : SPIN
63
British relative of inc. : LTD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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