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New York Times, Monday, February 8, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,849
Across Down
1. July 4 sight : FLAG
5. Ceylon sandstone : PAAR
9. Ford : ERNIE
14. Rinse : LAVE
15. Gardner : ERLE
16. Bridge call : RAISE
17. Past : OVER
18. Noisy bird : WOODPECKER
20. " . . . were ___ enow" : PARADISE
22. Moslem nobleman : AMEER
23. Memo : NOTE
24. Decorate : TRIM
25. Mississippi name : TWAIN
28. Appreciative : GRATEFUL
32. Blackleg : ROGUE
33. Vainglory : PRIDE
34. Literary scraps : ANA
35. News piece : ITEM
36. Shade of gray : SLATE
37. Pleased look : GRIN
38. Neighbor of U.S. : CAN
39. English novelist : READE
40. "___ Train" : WAGON
41. Theater-lobby sign : ENTRANCE
43. Kind of writing : IRONY
44. Flunky of old : ESNE
45. Grit : SAND
47. Interval : SPACE
49. Steel-refining process : BESSEMER
53. Mickey Mouse films : ANIMATIONS
55. Ibsen heroine : NORA
56. Coat piece : LAPEL
57. Gypsy ___ Lee : ROSE
58. Leprechaun land : ERIN
59. Copycats : APERS
60. Encourage : ABET
61. Marsh growth : REED
1. Dud : FLOP
2. Pelée product : LAVA
3. Declare : AVER
4. Flowerpot favorite : GERANIUM
5. European plover : PEWIT
6. Cropped up : AROSE
7. Tonic herb : ALOE
8. Buttons or Holzman : RED
9. Religious recluse : EREMITE
10. Flower cluster : RACEME
11. U.S. missile : NIKE
12. Bohemian river : ISER
13. Poetic word : EER
19. Promenade : PARADE
21. Completed : DONE
24. Corny : TRITE
25. Moment : TRICE
26. Wagnerian god : WOTAN
27. G-man : AGENT
28. A or B-plus : GRADE
29. Wells ___ : FARGO
30. ___ Pacific : UNION
31. Singer Ross : LANNY
33. Finish second at Yonkers : PLACE
36. Theatrical trumpet call : SENNET
37. Mary's occupation : GARDENER
39. Scamps : RASCALS
40. Triumphs : WINS
42. Finishing tool : REAMER
45. Wisdom : SENSE
46. Thing of value : ASSET
47. Break suddenly : SNAP
48. Smoker's item : PIPE
49. Simpleton : BOOB
50. Additional : MORE
51. Indian : ERIE
52. Famous fan dancer : RAND
53. Wing : ALA
54. Gershwin : IRA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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