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New York Times, Tuesday, September 28, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,081
Across Down
1. Wasteland : SAHARA
7. Early sailing ship : CARAVEL
14. Footstool : OTTOMAN
15. Western and ham : OMELETS
16. Fleece dealers : WOOLMEN
17. Trustful : RELIANT
18. Witch : LAMIA
19. Sacred figure : ICON
21. Vegas or Palmas : LAS
22. Business-letter abbr. : ENC
24. Ready : ONTAP
27. Fundamentals : ABCS
30. Port of Guam : APRA
32. Admit : LETIN
36. ___-Magnon : CRO
37. Golfer's bane : TRAP
38. Waterside garage : MARINA
39. Word on a birthday card : CONGRATULATIONS
42. Equip : RIGOUT
43. Glut : SATE
44. Obtain : GET
45. Lily plants : ALOES
46. Area measure : ACRE
47. Queenly name : MARY
48. Tranquil : STILL
50. Scottish river : DEE
52. Not here: Abbr. : ABS
55. Pintail duck : SMEE
57. Kind of holder : STAKE
61. Famous Pisan : GALILEO
64. Medit. wind : MISTRAL
66. Degraders : ABASERS
67. Atlantic republic : ICELAND
68. Hare : LEVERET
69. Puts in a new place : RESETS
1. Portico : STOA
2. Particle : ATOM
3. Sacred places : HOLIES
4. Capital of Jordan : AMMAN
5. Little Rachel : RAE
6. Roman years : ANNI
7. Cigar shape : CORONA
8. Catkin : AMENT
9. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
10. Eastern name : ALI
11. Meat order : VEAL
12. Volcano : ETNA
13. W. W. II ships : LSTS
14. Nocturnal bird : OWL
20. White or red : CORPUSCLE
23. Jeweler's weight : CARAT
25. Winged : ALATE
26. Persian fairy : PERI
27. Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
28. Prepare steaks : BROIL
29. African nation : CONGO
31. Glib : PAT
33. New York county : TIOGA
34. ___ sanctum : INNER
35. Unpleasant, as weather : NASTY
37. Relative of a cartel : TRUST
38. Paired : MATED
40. Proceeds : GOES
41. Malay gibbon : LAR
46. Nearly : ALMOST
47. Courage : METTLE
49. French river : ISERE
51. Curves : ESSES
52. A guy and ___ : AGAL
53. Paul Bunyan's ox : BABE
54. Serb or Croat : SLAV
56. Eastern potentate : EMIR
58. Smell ___ : ARAT
59. Neighbor of Col. : KANS
60. Days of yore : ELD
62. Noun suffix : ISE
63. Sea god : LER
65. Diamonds : ICE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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