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New York Times, Monday, December 20, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,164
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1. Masons' equipment : HODS
5. Tailless creatures : TOADS
10. Walrus feature : TUSK
14. Encourage : ABET
15. Certain relative : INLAW
16. Against : ANTI
17. Zoo sound : ROAR
18. Tranquility : PEACE
19. Put ___ writing : ITIN
20. Conquest : DEFEAT
22. Young tree : SEEDLING
24. Gas : NEON
26. Boulevards : STREETS
27. Alexander ___ : THEGREAT
31. Foot: Prefix : PED
32. Treaty group : SEATO
33. Gave medicine : DOSED
35. Literary initials : GBS
38. Washington Sq. sight : ARCH
39. About : CIRCA
40. "___ Hai" : BALI
41. Cheer : RAH
42. Kind of laugh : HORSE
43. Drawing room : SALON
44. Centennial State: Abbr. : COL
45. Certain mind : ONETRACK
47. Well-known Moor : OTHELLO
51. Balanced : EVEN
52. Romanticists : DREAMERS
54. Violin family : AMATIS
58. Time periods : EONS
59. Quoted : CITES
61. Pine or ice cream : CONE
62. Pitch : TONE
63. Rib : TEASE
64. Musical instrument : LUTE
65. Health resorts : SPAS
66. ___ a fox : SLYAS
67. Winged figure : EROS
1. Toothbrush rating : HARD
2. Woodwind : OBOE
3. Unheeding : DEAF
4. Samson's forte : STRENGTH
5. Walk lightly : TIPTOE
6. Ace : ONE
7. Word of pity : ALAS
8. European fish : DACES
9. Garden flower : SWEETPEA
10. Followed : TAILED
11. Release : UNTIE
12. Chore : STINT
13. Honor cards : KINGS
21. Flight prefix : AERO
23. Scott : DRED
25. Lowest point : NADIR
27. Emperor : TSAR
28. Zeus's wife : HERA
29. "To ___ his own" : EACH
30. Trunk : TORSO
34. Locale : SCENE
35. Festival : GALA
36. Political alliance : BLOC
37. Kitchen necessity : SINK
39. Assembles : COLLECTS
40. Hanger-on : BARNACLE
42. Islet : HOLM
43. Restrain : STEM
44. Stops : CEASES
46. Gives the slip : EVASES
47. "Golden Boy" author : ODETS
48. Company : TROOP
49. Hair dye : HENNA
50. Jutting window : ORIEL
53. Supporting rope : STAY
55. Journey : TOUR
56. Preposition : INTO
57. Views : SEES
60. That, in Spain : ESA

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