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New York Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 238 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,103
Across Down
1. Bench, in Paris : BANC
5. Pauling : LINUS
10. Six or seven in a game : SLAM
14. Olive genus : OLEA
15. "___ ear . . . " : INONE
16. Account : TALE
17. Bank-account items : STATEMENTS
19. Do ___ thing : ONES
20. Set : COTERIE
21. Swift-running bird : OSTRICH
23. Slower, in music: Abbr. : RIT
24. "___ the way" : IAM
25. Like the neighbors' grass : GREENER
29. Rule-book man : ROBERTS
33. Outer covering : RIND
34. Singer Bobby : DARIN
36. Kind of straits : DIRE
37. Doer: Suffix : IST
38. U. S. cape : COD
39. Iron mold : PIG
40. Strip : PEEL
42. Hinder : DETER
44. Gourd or melon : PEPO
45. Maddens : ENRAGES
47. Enlarges a hole : REBORES
49. Sal, for one : GAL
50. Trifle : SOU
51. Hit the ball hard : SLUGGED
55. News accounts : STORIES
59. Leonardo subject : LISA
60. Wills' companions : TESTAMENTS
62. River of Europe : ODER
63. Acclamation : ECLAT
64. Melee : RIOT
65. Information : WORD
66. Writer Joel : SAYRE
67. ___ souci : SANS
1. Pear : BOSC
2. Choir voice : ALTO
3. Trim : NEAT
4. Kind of affair : CATERED
5. Circumscribed : LIMITED
6. Arrow poison : INEE
7. Denial in Dijon : NON
8. Preposition : UNTO
9. Term : SESSION
10. Thundered : STORMED
11. Wool: Prefix : LANI
12. Templeton : ALEC
13. Interlock : MESH
18. Island of Tralee : ERIN
22. Hunter : TAB
25. Beef : GRIPE
26. Up : RISEN
27. Join : ENTER
28. Dashes : RACES
29. Legislative device : RIDER
30. More mature : RIPER
31. Worthless stuff : TRIPE
32. Western lilies : SEGOS
35. Go bad : ROT
41. Sluggish : LAGGARD
42. Takes out : DELETES
43. Say again : RESTATE
44. V.I.P.'s at tea : POURERS
46. Quip : GAG
48. Sonic ___ : BOOM
51. Road sign : SLOW
52. Neighbor of Venice : LIDO
53. Addict : USER
54. Ten: Prefix : DECA
55. Night sight : STAR
56. Amazon dolphin : INIA
57. Collar : ETON
58. Certain planes : SSTS
61. Crafty : SLY

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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