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New York Times, Wednesday, December 8, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.75, Missing: { F J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,152
Across Down
1. Home-run star : MARIS
6. Slangy denial : NOPE
10. Work crew : GANG
14. Yellow clay : ADOBE
15. Armadillo : APAR
16. Genesis name : ESAU
17. Montezuma : AZTEC
18. E.S.P. : TELEPATHY
20. Diviner : SEER
21. Front-page boxes : EARS
22. Tapestry : ARRAS
23. Pancho of Mexico : VILLA
25. "They ___ serve who . . . " : ALSO
26. Escargots : SNAILS
29. Like Willis Reed : TALL
31. King Cole : NAT
34. Paste: Fr. : COLLE
35. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
36. Early Irish tenant : SAER
37. Furls : ROLLSUP
39. Ecstasy : RAPTURE
41. Unicorn fish : UNIE
42. Valenciennes : LACE
44. Admit : LETIN
45. Blue or Gazzara : BEN
46. At least : ONLY
47. Pestered : TEASED
48. Silk fabric : ACCA
50. Scintillate : GLEAM
52. On the outs : MADAT
54. Chalcedony : ONYX
55. Some business partners: Abbr. : BROS
59. Word for cities in "America" : ALABASTER
61. U.S. poet : MOORE
62. Pastoral work : IDYL
63. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
64. Horse opera : OATER
65. Pry : NOSE
66. Deprivation : LOSS
67. Trite : STALE
1. Rotterdam's river : MAAS
2. Woodworking tool : ADZE
3. Fixed course : ROTE
4. Louisiana pioneer : IBERVILLE
5. Moment, for short : SEC
6. Brazilian port : NATAL
7. Run : OPERATE
8. Cronies : PALS
9. Poetic word : ERE
10. Low and reverse : GEARS
11. Men in space : ASTRONAUTS
12. Okinawa city : NAHA
13. Fawkes et al. : GUYS
19. Weary : PALL
21. City transit lines : ELS
24. French river areas : ILES
25. Nazimova : ALLA
26. Low trees : SCRUB
27. "___ but you" : NOONE
28. "___ work" : ALLINADAYS
30. Yorkshire river : AIRE
32. Mountain retreat : AERIE
33. Poll-taker's concern : TREND
35. Gem : OPAL
36. Fulton's folly : STEAMBOAT
38. Arm bone : ULNA
40. Not guilty, e.g. : PLEA
43. Swans : CYGNETS
46. Eight: Prefix : OCTA
47. Geographical nickname : TEX
49. Kind of car : CABLE
51. Old harps : LYRES
52. Sea, to poets : MAIN
53. Actor Ray : ALDO
54. Another: Sp. : OTRO
56. Roster : ROTA
57. Soviet city : OREL
58. Ecological stage : SERE
60. Frivolous ___ : SAL
61. Parts of yrs. : MOS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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