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New York Times, Tuesday, December 21, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,165
Across Down
1. Letters : MAIL
5. Elephant boy of films : SABU
9. Nautical cry : AVAST
14. First word of "Aeneid" : ARMA
15. Self-images : EGOS
16. City on the Meurthe : NANCY
17. Turns up again : REAPPEARS
19. Teach : TUTOR
20. Headgear : TAM
21. Add extraneous matter : INTERPOLATE
23. Poker term : ANTE
24. Emmet : ANT
25. Right away : PRONTO
28. Roman 202 : CCII
30. Cotton units: Abbr. : BLS
33. Lines off : RULES
34. Fair play, in saying : TURNABOUT
36. Milky gem : OPAL
37. Discloses : BARES
38. Frog, to Cicero : RANA
39. Stand of trees : PINEGROVE
41. Bess's man : PORGY
42. But, in old Rome : SED
43. ___ majesty : LESE
44. Young men about town : BLADES
45. Take legal action : SUE
46. Decamped : FLED
47. Beginner : ABECEDARIAN
52. Drink : ALL
55. Sweet liquid: Var. : SIRUP
56. Clerical title : MONSIGNOR
58. Philosopher : PLATO
59. Give out : EMIT
60. Egyptian goddess : ISIS
61. Attack : SETAT
62. Headland : NESS
63. McCarthy, to friends : GENE
1. Emporium : MART
2. Scope : AREA
3. Moslem leader : IMAM
4. Once around : LAP
5. Taken care of : SEENTO
6. Small type : AGATE
7. Tidal flood : BORE
8. U.N. nation : USSR
9. Willa Cather's "My ___" : ANTONIA
10. Leap over : VAULT
11. Pilaster : ANTA
12. Scott, for one : SCOT
13. Ancient Medit. port : TYRE
18. Pub units : PINTS
22. Careful efforts : PAINS
23. Anoint : ANELE
25. Stage accessories : PROPS
26. Old coin of Africa : RUPIE
27. Charlie Chan portrayer : OLAND
28. Certain pitch : CURVE
29. Indian of Northwest : CREE
30. Bed's companion : BOARD
31. Sudden thrust : LUNGE
32. Sojourns : STAYS
34. Western art colony : TAOS
35. Downtown N.Y. street : BROAD
37. Lineage : BREED
40. Container for stickum : GLUEPOT
41. Prefix for tude and potent : PLENI
44. Outbursts : BLASTS
45. Bony plates : SCUTA
46. End : FINIS
47. Snakes : ASPS
48. Ill temper : BILE
49. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
50. Theban deity : AMEN
51. Erie Canal city : ROME
52. Handle, in Paris : ANSE
53. Pork cut : LOIN
54. Gaelic : LRSE
57. Light boat : GIG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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