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New York Times, Wednesday, March 31, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,900
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1. Irreligious one : HEATHEN
8. Two of a kind : BRACE
13. Cattle owner, in Southwest : RANCHERO
14. Romantic hero of old : ROLAND
16. Fleeing : ONTHERUN
17. Exact satisfaction : AVENGE
18. Harmonize : AGREE
19. Spring up and down : DANCE
21. Racetrack item : TIP
22. Rank, as contestants : SEED
23. Intolerant one : BIGOT
24. First name in movies : GINA
25. Italian numeral : TRE
26. Upbraided : RATED
27. Vegetable cutter : DICER
28. Marquette : PERE
29. Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
31. Large snail : WHELK
33. Play direction : ENTER
34. "___ and Fall . . . " : THERISE
36. Son of Adam : SETH
37. Answer to a stimulus : REACT
38. River to the Rhone : SAONE
40. Ninny : SAP
43. Prefix with date or cede : ANTE
44. In a sufficient way : AMPLY
45. French relative : MERE
46. Moisture : DEW
47. Pillar of stone : STELA
48. Port of Iraq : BASRA
49. Gives the slip to : EVADES
51. Indian, for one : ORIENTAL
53. Contraption : DEVICE
54. Visual recollection : MINDSEYE
55. Vaquero's rope : REATA
56. Hunting dogs : BASSETS
1. Clothes-closet item : HANGER
2. Access : ENTREE
3. Was sore : ACHED
4. Quaker pronoun : THEE
5. Possessive : HER
6. Up on book learning : ERUDITE
7. Period of youth : NONAGE
8. Modified leaf : BRACT
9. Divagate : ROVE
10. Brew : ALE
11. Hymn : CANTICLE
12. Contrive : ENGINEER
13. Menu item : ROAST
15. Deviate : DEPART
20. Shows boredom : NODS
23. Speaks explosively : BARKS
24. Dimensions : GIRTH
26. Started up a dead fire : RELIT
27. "Inferno" man : DANTE
28. Nez ___ : PERCE
30. Relative of itty-bitty : TEENY
31. No matter the time : WHENEVER
32. Summer occurrence : HEATWAVE
34. Sent to another club : TRADED
35. Girl's name : ESME
36. Sun parlors : SOLARIA
39. Sang-froid : APLOMB
40. Stanza : SESTET
41. Attires splendidly : ARRAYS
42. U.S. portrait painter : PEALE
44. In a tizzy : ATSEA
45. Clergyman's house : MANSE
47. Cut: Suffix : SECT
48. Resting places : BEDS
50. Prefix for gram or meter : DIA
52. Officeholders : INS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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