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New York Times, Tuesday, December 14, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,158
Across
1. Soft stuff, at times : SOAP
5. Herb : BASIL
10. Salad ingredient : CRAB
14. She was "Born Free" : ELSA
15. Pineapple : ANANA
16. Nimbus : HALO
17. Wreaths : LEIS
18. Symbol of plenty : CORNUCOPIA
20. Fellini film : LASTRADA
22. Castle denizens : GHOSTS
23. Between raw and medium : RARE
24. ___ and that : THIS
25. Diverse : VARIED
28. Allende's people : CHILEANS
32. U.S. Indian : ERIE
33. "No man is an ___ . . . " : ISLAND
35. Soak : RET
36. More or ___ : LESS
37. River of China : CHANG
38. Pain : ACHE
39. Not identified: Abbr. : UNK
40. Island of Society group : MOOREA
41. Uncontaminated : PURE
42. Boston event : MASSACRE
44. Absorbs fervidly : LAPSUP
46. Long walk : HIKE
47. Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
48. Familiarize : ORIENT
51. Adds sugar : SWEETENS
55. Deceptive : MISLEADING
57. Adjective suffix : ICAL
58. Injurious : EVIL
59. Among: Prefix : INTER
60. Oz-story dog : TOTO
61. Loch ___ : NESS
62. Petrarch's love : LAURA
63. " . . . were Paradise ___" : ENOW
Down
1. Trade : SELL
2. European evergreen : OLEA
3. Used-merchandise sign : ASIS
4. Baked goodies : PASTRIES
5. Apéritif : BACARDICOCKTAIL
6. Cathode's partner : ANODE
7. Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
8. Tavern : INN
9. Longfellow girl in "Children's Hour" : LAUGHINGALLEGRA
10. Opt : CHOOSE
11. Talks : RAPS
12. Came to rest : ALIT
13. Neckpieces : BOAS
19. Minor : CHILD
21. Girl's name : RAE
24. Title in "Macbeth" : THANE
25. Soft palate : VELUM
26. Theater of a kind : ARENA
27. Hazards : RISKS
28. Irish county : CLARE
29. Corneal deposit : ARCUS
30. Indian leader : NEHRU
31. Sheer : STEEP
34. Dinah : SHORE
38. Liking : APPETITE
40. "As ___ goes . . . " : MAINE
43. Beach gleanings : SHELLS
45. American humorist : ADE
47. Proprietor : OWNER
48. Sign : OMEN
49. Split : RIVE
50. Wife of Osiris : ISIS
51. In ___ (in place) : SITU
52. College course: Abbr. : ECON
53. Pact name : NATO
54. Poky : SLOW
56. Genetic initials : DNA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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