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New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,148
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1. Braggart : FANFARON
9. Persian religion : BABISM
15. Write off : AMORTIZE
16. Asir's land : ARABIA
17. Lily-like flower : TUBEROSE
18. Sophia and family : LORENS
19. Intend : AIM
20. Hindrance : DRAWBACK
22. Author of "The Trial" : KAFKA
25. Insect : FLEA
26. Iowa city : AMES
27. Chinese port : AMOY
28. Gave a shellacking to : CREAMED
30. ___ vobiscum : PAX
31. Salad plant : CRESS
32. Italian town : AOSTA
36. Troublesome : ONEROUS
38. Magnetic unit : OERSTED
40. Hungarian premier : KADAR
41. Woody grasses : CANES
43. Highest P.I. peak : APO
44. Fungicide base : CALOMEL
46. Manger : CRIB
47. Office equipment : DESK
50. Leash : LEAD
51. Swarm : HORDE
52. Gloomy : OVERCAST
54. For: Sp. : POR
55. Native of Seoul : KOREAN
56. Flowering shrub : OLEANDER
61. "___ Bragh" : ERINGO
62. Masefield, for one : LAUREATE
63. Toasting words in Troyes : SANTES
64. Gushed : STREAMED
1. Rich : FAT
2. ___ Darya : AMU
3. Relative of a toff : NOB
4. Bizarre : FREAKY
5. Roman rooms : ATRIA
6. Town in France : RIOM
7. Weights: Abbr. : OZS
8. Acupuncture items : NEEDLES
9. Biblical prophet : BALAAM
10. " . . . all in ___" : AROW
11. Bridgetown's island : BARBADOS
12. Girder : IBEAM
13. "___ when?" : SINCE
14. Dominos : MASKS
21. Thought out : REASONED
22. Silky fiber : KAPOK
23. Iowa community : AMANA
24. Outwitted : FOXED
25. Works by Giotto : FRESCOES
28. Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
29. Certain handles : EARS
31. Uncas's love : CORA
33. Bart of football : STARR
34. Lukewarm : TEPID
35. Building material : ADOBE
37. Maria Edgeworth's "Castle ___" : RACKRENT
39. Calif. river : EEL
42. Explosives : AMATOLS
45. Plains of S.A. : LLANOS
46. Eye part : CORNEA
47. Dimples, in England : DOKES
48. City in Portugal : EVORA
49. Finch : SERIN
51. Sir Samuel : HOARE
53. U.S. composer : CAGE
54. Fear: Fr. : PEUR
57. Partner of long. : LAT
58. Hungry Horse, for one : DAM
59. Summer in Sèvres : ETE
60. Sea : RED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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