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New York Times, Tuesday, October 5, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,088
Across
1. Hawk : SELL
5. Poor report card : CCCC
9. Mammoth : VAST
13. Malay canoe : PROA
14. Wading bird : RAIL
15. Fritter : WASTE
16. Tranquilize : CALM
17. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
18. Aquatic mammal : OTTER
19. Farsighted : CLAIRVOYANT
22. Haw's partner : HEM
23. Yuletide : NOEL
24. Harvest machines : REAPERS
26. Retard : DETAIN
29. Winglike part : PINNA
30. Neglects : OMITS
31. Rational : SANE
32. Genuine : REAL
36. Popular garment : MINI
37. Stoppers : BUNGS
38. Actress Lee : LILA
39. Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
40. Scottish uncles : EMES
41. "___ the pity" : MORES
42. English poet : NOYES
44. Minimal : BAREST
45. ___ famine : FEASTOR
48. Spasm : PANG
49. Possesses : HAS
50. Home-answering devices : OUIJABOARDS
55. Jacoby of bridge, to friends : OSSIE
57. Prefix for space : AERO
58. ___ liberum : MARE
59. Guides : LEADS
60. Verne's captain : NEMO
61. Coup d'___ : ETAT
62. Trees : ELMS
63. Hand's measure : SPAN
64. Missiles : SAMS
Down
1. Child protector: Abbr. : SPCC
2. Of an epoch : ERAL
3. "Damn Yankees" girl : LOLA
4. Layers upon layers : LAMINATIONS
5. Pusillanimous : CRAVEN
6. Seasonal song : CAROL
7. Inner ___ : CITY
8. Open forest areas : CLEARINGS
9. Tun : VAT
10. "___ World Turns" : ASTHE
11. Ox : STEER
12. Conditions : TERMS
15. Germanic god : WOTAN
20. Louis XIV et al. : ROIS
21. Infants, in Spain : NENES
25. Charades, etc. : PARLORGAMES
26. Word with major : DOMO
27. Expel : EMIT
28. Hue : TINT
29. Sheets : PANES
31. Early Babylonians : SUMERIANS
33. Leprechaun land : EIRE
34. Brews : ALES
35. Shoe form : LAST
37. "It Had to ___" : BEYOU
41. ___-war : MANO
43. Western Indians : OTOES
44. Simian : BABOON
45. Violin aperture : FHOLE
46. Tripod stand : EASEL
47. Shillong's state : ASSAM
48. Italian city : PARMA
51. Utility vehicle : JEEP
52. Pro ___ : RATA
53. Weight unit : DRAM
54. Suites : SETS
56. Egos' counterparts : IDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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