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New York Times, Thursday, December 2, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,146
Across
1. Subordinate: Abbr. : ASST
5. Church recess : APSE
9. Kind of hanger : STRAP
14. Formal act : RITE
15. Appear : LOOM
16. Pollution item : GRIME
17. New York, in season : ASUMMERFESTIVAL
20. Part of V.I.P. : IMPORTANT
21. Early N.Y. governor, to friends : PETE
22. Raucous sound : BLAT
23. Med. men : DRS
25. Connect : TIE
26. Sign in a window : TOLET
28. Metropolitan, for one : MUSEUM
31. W.W. II agency : OWI
32. Diving bird : AUK
33. Raises : ERECTS
37. New York skyline : MANHATTANTOWERS
41. Scottish county : ARGYLL
42. Call for help : SOS
43. Clear : NET
44. Reached a maximum : PEAKED
46. Paper sizes : POTTS
48. French vineyard : CRU
51. " . . . ___ I will leave her" : ERE
52. Do a piano job : TUNE
53. Author Jaffe : RONA
55. Savanna : GRASSLAND
59. Broadway musical : UPINCENTRALPARK
62. Melee : SETTO
63. Enthusiasm : ELAN
64. Water buffalo : ARNA
65. Cornered : TREED
66. David's friend : LISA
67. Indian peasant : RYOT
Down
1. Macaw : ARA
2. Señor's agreement : SISI
3. Kind of block : STUMBLING
4. Salt Lake City sight : TEMPLE
5. Watchful : ALERT
6. Jervis or Arthur : PORT
7. Piece of furniture : SOFA
8. Removes flaws : EMENDS
9. Noncom : SGT
10. "___ the light fantastic" : TRIP
11. Fix solidly : RIVET
12. Instrument for Heifetz : AMATI
13. Volcano : PELEE
18. Castle area : MOAT
19. Bourbon and Beale : STREETS
24. Area of Timor : SURO
26. Catch, in Spain : TOMA
27. Man-___ : OWAR
28. Kind of fund: Abbr. : MUT
29. Official decree : UKASE
30. Hideaway : MEW
32. On the town : ATLARGE
34. Hundred years : CENTENARY
35. Waste allowance : TRET
36. Fast jets : SSTS
38. Supposition: Abbr. : HYP
39. Sheltered : ALEE
40. Biblical land : NOD
45. Essential part : KERNEL
46. Influence : PULL
47. Even with : ONAPAR
48. Upper ___ : CRUST
49. Poll taker : ROPER
50. Cement : UNITE
52. Source of Blue Nile : TSANA
54. Stake : ANTE
56. Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
57. Spanish titles : SRAS
58. Fleming character : DRNO
60. Sale terms: Abbr. : COD
61. Krazy ___ : KAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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