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New York Times, Monday, December 6, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 331 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,150
Across
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Electrical units : RELS
5
Fracas : SCRAP
10
Badly : ILLY
14
Slangy suffix : EROO
15
Lovely maiden : HOURI
16
Ancient temple : NAOS
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Resigned : FATALISTIC
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Swing music : JIVE
20
___ the tongue : SLIPOF
21
Small iceboat : SKEETER
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Fiasco : BOTCH
26
Grundy or Malaprop : MRS
27
Sheer fabric : NINON
30
Displeased : RESENTFUL
35
Have ___ to grind : ANAX
36
Layette item : SACQUE
37
Cuckoo : ANI
38
Bankroll : WAD
39
Pokeys : LOCKUPS
40
Suffix for idol or lion : IZE
41
Chemical ending : ANE
42
Tarsi : ANKLES
43
Show teeth : GRIN
44
Where the Pribilofs are : BERINGSEA
46
Small springs : SEEPS
47
___ Plaines : DES
48
Use a rink : SKATE
50
Divisions : SCHISMS
54
Open gallery : LOGGIA
58
Pinza : EZIO
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Endangered : INJEOPARDY
62
White House name : TAFT
63
Wrenches : TEARS
64
Trick : WILE
65
Flag : IRIS
66
Toast beginner : HERES
67
Goddess of hope : SPES
Down
1
Encyc. and dict. : REFS
2
Of an age : ERAL
3
Viaud's pseudonym : LOTI
4
Haranguer's prop : SOAPBOX
5
Loose dress : SHIFT
6
Lettuce : COS
7
Routine : RUT
8
Edge of molding: Var. : ARIS
9
Tonics : PICKMEUPS
10
Not seriously : INJEST
11
Café au ___ : LAIT
12
Tennis score : LOVE
13
River of Belgium : YSER
18
Diving bird : LOON
22
Ospreys' cousins : ERNES
24
Quips : CRACKS
25
Badgers : HECKLES
27
Mogul V.I.P. : NAWAB
28
Meaningless : INANE
29
Consumers' champion : NADER
31
Shrill noise : SQUEAK
32
Laissez ___ : FAIRE
33
Open in a way : UNZIP
34
Property rights : LIENS
36
Tin Pan Alley man : SONGSMITH
39
Bowlers' milieus : LANES
43
Baubles: Var. : GEEGAWS
45
"___ Delight" : IDIOTS
46
Street sign : STOP
49
At ___ (confused) : ALOSS
50
Egyptian king : SETI
51
Peter the Great, e.g. : CZAR
52
Stereo must : HIFI
53
Snick and ___ : SNEE
55
Hold : GRIP
56
At rest : IDLE
57
Votes for : AYES
60
Affect disagreeably : JAR
61
Before, in poems : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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