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New York Times, Saturday, December 11, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,155
Across Down
1. Slightly open : AJAR
5. Enlarge, as a hole : REAM
9. Columbus's starting point : PALOS
14. Beach barrier : DUNE
15. Fitzgerald : ELLA
16. Sheeplike : OVINE
17. Manner of disappearing : INTHINAIR
19. Supreme Court's lack : WOMEN
20. Supreme Court Justice (1956) : BRENNAN
21. Justice (1958) : STEWART
23. Trade for a quo : QUID
24. Dutch painter : HALS
25. Open out : UNFURL
28. Berlin sight : WALL
29. Latin 405 : CDV
32. Depends on : RELIES
33. Antlered animal : ELK
34. Kind of gin : SLOE
35. Suppose : GUESS
36. ___ Canto : BEL
37. Make amends for : ATONE
38. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
39. "Nine ___ men" : OLD
40. Chief Justice : BURGER
41. Sea call : SOS
42. Sojourn : STAY
43. Flowers : IRISES
44. Dramatic poem : EPIC
45. Dramatic conflict : AGON
46. Boy's hair décor : COWLICK
49. Justice (1939) : DOUGLAS
53. Great quantity : OCEAN
54. Thoroughfares : MAINSTEMS
56. Justice (1962) : WHITE
57. Vase: Fr. : URNE
58. Monogram unit: Abbr. : INIT
59. Traditional learnings : LORES
60. Certain Loch : NESS
61. French seasons : ETES
1. Star in Draco : ADIB
2. Younger: Abbr. : JUNR
3. Poker stake : ANTE
4. Justice (1971) : REHNQUIST
5. Fastens again : RENAILS
6. African antelope : ELAND
7. Ex-heavyweight champ : ALI
8. Justice (1967) : MARSHALL
9. Justice (1971) : POWELL
10. Swears : AVOWS
11. Kind of bean : LIMA
12. Unique person : ONER
13. Delivered : SENT
18. Habituates : INURES
22. Chat : TALK
25. Eggs on : URGES
26. Kind of surgeon : NEURO
27. Circus performers : FLEAS
28. Like some lawns : WEEDY
29. Stops up : CLOGS
30. Recipient : DONEE
31. Changes course : VEERS
34. Neckpiece of Old West : STRINGTIE
36. Justice (1970) : BLACKMUN
37. Containing gold : AUROUS
39. Of the ear : OTIC
40. Fish that got away : BIGONES
42. Sharp plant parts : SPINES
44. Fill with joy : ELATE
45. Certain tennis points : ADINS
46. Monk's hood : COWL
47. Spanish eight : OCHO
48. Dam : WEIR
50. Fasting period : LENT
51. Parisian friend : AMIE
52. Concorde et al. : SSTS
55. Common verb : ARE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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