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New York Times, Saturday, November 27, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { B F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,141
Across Down
1. Flying group: Abbr. : ATC
4. Rope fiber : HEMP
8. Gorilla or chimpanzee : MANAPE
14. Partner of sundry: Abbr. : VAR
15. Running track : OVAL
16. Likenesses : IMAGES
17. Literary scraps : ANA
18. Emporium : RETAILSTORE
20. "Blankets for Sale," for one : INDIANSIGN
22. N.H. state flowers : LILACS
23. Compass point : NNE
24. Essence : MEAT
28. Landscape : SCENE
29. Reservoirs : CISTERNS
31. Elevation: Abbr. : ALT
32. Lisi : VIRNA
33. Think : OPINE
38. One of the Three Stooges : MOE
39. Geese genus : ANSER
40. Kind of code : PENAL
41. Hood and Rainier: Abbr. : MTS
42. Shawnee chief : TECUMSEH
44. On the ball : SHARP
49. Tiff : SPAT
50. Devoured : ATE
51. First game : OPENER
52. Wagon-train cry : WESTWARDHO
54. Brandt, Adenauer, et al. : WESTGERMANS
59. Nature in the ___ : RAW
60. More pretentious : ARTIER
61. Astringent : ALUM
62. Letter : ESS
63. Chitchats : GASSES
64. Fiber knots : NEPS
65. "___ done him wrong" : SHE
1. Serves : AVAILS
2. Acid in tea : TANNIC
3. Infancy : CRADLE
4. Greeley : HORACE
5. Levels : EVENS
6. Place and door : MATS
7. Eye of a sort : PLAINCLOTHESMAN
8. Pooh creator's family : MILNES
9. Times of day: Abbr. : AMS
10. ___ King Cole : NAT
11. Long, long, ___ : AGO
12. Apiece : PER
13. Direction : ESE
19. Kindles : IGNITES
21. Scottish name : IAN
24. Chow ___ : MEIN
25. Sins : ERRS
26. Boleyn : ANNE
27. Nicholas : TSAR
30. Power agency: Abbr. : TVA
31. Current-measuring device : AMMETER
33. Chooses : OPTS
34. Bird sound : PEEP
35. Peruvian : INCA
36. Of the sea: Abbr. : NAUT
37. Tree : ELM
43. Wood cutters : SAWERS
44. Spurts of energy : SPASMS
45. Pronoun : HER
46. Revolutionary spy et al. : ANDRES
47. Talk over : REHASH
48. Singer Juliet : PROWSE
51. Confess : OWNUP
53. Fairy ___ : TALE
54. Jokester : WAG
55. Pitcher's record: Abbr. : ERA
56. Roads: Abbr. : STS
57. "My country, ___ . . ." : TIS
58. Turn right : GEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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