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New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 6, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,169
Across Down
1. Short, for short : ABBR
5. Deed : ACT
8. Treatment : USAGE
13. Farewell in the Forum : VALE
14. ___-jongg : MAH
15. Meal : REPAST
17. Happy : GLADSOME
19. Existing: Lat. : INESSE
20. Message, with 54 Across : CHRISTMAS
22. ___ avion : PAR
23. Chinese green : LOKAO
25. Celebration times : HOLIDAYS
27. Location of 35 Across : EAST
28. Distort : WARP
30. Gaelic : ERSE
31. Lao-___ : TSE
32. Kind of durance : VILE
33. Strife : WAR
35. Famed Biblical sight : STAROFBETHLEHEM
41. Chemical ending : INE
42. Homeless one : WAIF
43. Spleen : IRE
44. Wing length : SPAN
47. Steady : FIRM
48. Narrow gap : SLIT
49. Yule items : PACKAGES
52. Wings: Fr. : AILES
53. Western Indian : UTE
54. See 20 Across : GREETINGS
57. Give ground : RETIRE
59. One of 7 Down : MELCHIOR
62. Kerry port : TRALEE
63. English cathedral town : ELY
64. Ferber : EDNA
65. Van ___ belt : ALLEN
66. Teachers' assn. : NEA
67. Profound : DEEP
1. Batting statistic: Abbr. : AVG
2. ___ masqué : BAL
3. Part of Turkey's border : BLACKSEA
4. Cardinal : REDHAT
5. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
6. Rotating machine pieces : CAMS
7. Followers of 35 Across : THETHREEWISEMEN
8. Sheep of Asia : URIAL
9. Feeling: Prefix : SENSI
10. Copy : APE
11. One of 7 Down : GASPAR
12. Dissertations : ESSAYS
16. Concise : TERSE
18. Theater sign : SRO
21. Floor implement : MOP
23. Allows : LETS
24. Kiln : OAST
26. "___ Mable" : DERE
28. Mate : WIFE
29. Vestment : ALB
32. ___ Braun : VON
33. Notion : WHIM
34. Landon : ALF
36. Skater's place : RINK
37. Coating material : TAR
38. San Francisco feature : HILLSIDE
39. Canal : ERIE
40. Shea tenants : METS
44. Brief spell of energy : SPURT
45. Roman saucer : PATERA
46. Medical liquid : ACETAL
47. Charge : FEE
48. Breathed, as in relief : SIGHED
50. Concede : AGREE
51. Yule color : GREEN
52. Old: Abbr. : ANC
55. Far off: Prefix : TELE
56. Writer Ehrenburg : ILYA
58. Faulty : ILL
60. Unit : ONE
61. Communicate in a way : RAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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