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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,171
Across Down
1. Dry, as wine : BRUT
5. Two aces, in dice : CRABS
10. Lose one's reserve : THAW
14. Lattice member : LATH
15. Peepshow : RAREE
16. Cavity : HOLE
17. Descendant of Fatima : EMIR
18. Drink flavor : ANISE
19. Horse color : ROAN
20. Bar : SALOON
22. Blobs : DOLLOPS
24. Swinging around : SLEWING
26. Cat calls : MEOWS
27. Of the hipbone : ILIAC
29. Sir Francis and family : DRAKES
32. Mentor : COUNSELOR
36. Notwithstanding : ASIDE
37. U.S. cartoonist : ARNO
38. Title in Toledo : SENOR
40. Heavy silk : CRIN
41. Intermediate, in law : MESNE
43. Detached : SEPARATED
45. Oleate and stearate : ESTERS
47. Break off : SEVER
48. Willow : OSIER
50. Motorcycle adjunct : SIDECAR
54. Fields : SPHERES
56. Gathering : SOIREE
57. Hemingway : PAPA
58. Disconcert : ABASH
60. Teutonic goddess : NORN
61. Tied : EVEN
62. Marie or Pierre : CURIE
63. Razz : TWIT
64. Put in order, in Glasgow : REDD
65. Easel : STAND
66. Persons : ONES
1. Bensh : BLESS
2. Of a branch : RAMAL
3. Practical : UTILE
4. Give up : THROWINONESHAND
5. Partners of nooks : CRANNIES
6. Took it on the lam : RAN
7. Parched : ARID
8. Twig broom : BESOM
9. Falconry term : SEELED
10. Give pause : THROWASCAREINTO
11. Garment for Elizabeth Browning : HOOPSKIRT
12. Regretful word : ALAS
13. Cyst : WEN
21. Chrisms : OILS
23. Insect structures : LORA
25. Nor'easters : GALES
28. Pine products : CONES
30. Miss Adams : EDIE
31. Enrapture : SEND
32. Arrived : CAME
33. Natural substances : ORES
34. Removed, as a plug : UNSTOPPED
35. Painters : ROPES
39. Despoiled : RAVISHED
42. Iroquoian : ERIE
44. Work over : REDO
46. Ice pinnacles : SERACS
49. Refute : REBUT
51. Tooth-repair piece : CROWN
52. Tree house : AERIE
53. Certain payments : RENTS
54. Excepting : SAVE
55. Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
57. Prefix for cent or adventure : PER
59. Bret Harte's Ah ___ : SIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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