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New York Times, Friday, October 1, 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: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,084
Across Down
1. Part of the drug scene : ACID
5. Men of figures : CPAS
9. Informed : AWARE
14. Arm bone : ULNA
15. Venture : RISK
16. West Pointer : CADET
17. Kate Smith standby : GODBLESSAMERICA
20. Certain beginner : DEBUTANTE
21. Usher in : SEAT
22. Allot : METE
23. Printer's measures : ENS
25. Raises : UPS
26. Script with heavy strokes : RONDE
28. Roberts or Wonderful : MISTER
31. News service : UPI
32. O'Hara's Joey : PAL
33. Castle and others : IRENES
37. "If music ___, play on" : BETHEFOODOFLOVE
41. Nobody special : ANYONE
42. Part of Hindenburg's name : VON
43. Indian weight : SER
44. Shell-game artists : CONMEN
46. Four: Prefix : TETRA
48. U. S. humorist : ADE
51. Scottish winter cover : SNA
52. Roman goddess : LUNA
53. Lean and supple : WIRY
55. "___ Spanish town . . . " : INALITTLE
59. Musical of the 1940's : ANNIEGETYOURGUN
62. Controls : REINS
63. Like Hitchcock's curtain : TORN
64. Delicate : AIRY
65. Last rehearsal : DRESS
66. Notes : SEES
67. Satisfies the piper : PAYS
1. Month: Abbr. : AUG
2. Blockhead : CLOD
3. Payoff, sometimes double : INDEMNITY
4. Made ink spots : DABBED
5. Medit. island : CRETE
6. City on the Arno : PISA
7. Group: Abbr. : ASSN
8. Fleming or Button props : SKATES
9. Playing card : ACE
10. Korean and Crimean : WARS
11. A last word : ADIEU
12. Summarize : RECAP
13. States: Fr. : ETATS
18. Stringed instrument : LUTE
19. Short review : MENTION
24. Slave : SERF
26. ___-dub : RUBA
27. Make it to Broadway : OPEN
28. Chinese name : MAO
29. Two of "Three Little Words" : ILOVE
30. Pop or mom: Abbr. : REL
32. Berlin coin : PFENNIG
34. Longing of a kind : NOSTALGIA
35. At all : EVER
36. Evening in Naples : SERA
38. Ad ___ : HOC
39. Genesis name : ENOS
40. Put on : DON
45. French paintings : MANETS
46. Ballet skirt : TUTU
47. Snare : ENTRAP
48. Emmy, e.g. : AWARD
49. Monty Woolley role : DINER
50. Ford : ERNIE
52. "Born Free" actors : LIONS
54. Counterparts of yangs : YINS
56. Stub ___ : ATOE
57. Musical instrument : LYRE
58. Wide: Prefix : EURY
60. Letter : ESS
61. Lincoln Center theater: Abbr. : NYS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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