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New York Times, Monday, March 8, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,877
Across Down
1. Belmont winner, 1955, or city in N.H. : NASHUA
7. Derby winner, 1958 : TIMTAM
13. Predetermine : DESTINE
14. Without weapons : UNARMED
16. Vends again : RESELLS
17. Vestment band : MANIPLE
18. Harem room : ODA
19. Disappoint : LETDOWN
21. New Guinea port : LAE
22. Swing around : SLUE
24. "Who's ___?" : THERE
25. Curve : BEND
26. Alabama city : SELMA
28. French conjuctions : ETS
29. Count of jazz : BASIE
30. Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
32. Classified : SORTED
33. Marine worm : NEMERTEAN
35. Roman orator : CICERO
38. Derby winner, 1887 : MONTROSE
42. George Eliot's real name : EVANS
43. Tire mount : RIM
44. ___ Anita : SANTA
45. Hold on : LAST
46. Art style : GENRE
48. Region: Abbr. : TERR
49. Explosive : TNT
50. Measles : RUBEOLA
52. Wire measure : MIL
53. "___ tell you I do" : IHOPETO
55. Period of decline : LOWTIDE
57. Busy official in whodunits : CORONER
58. Conclusions : FINALES
59. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
60. Follows : ENSUES
1. Derby winner, 1956, or thread holders : NEEDLES
2. Triple Crown winner, 1946 : ASSAULT
3. Sault ___ Marie : STE
4. ___ Gail, Derby winner, 1952 : HILL
5. Vacant : UNLET
6. Art lover : AESTHETE
7. Swellings : TUMORS
8. ___ of (impressed) : INAWE
9. Horace or Thomas : MANN
10. Three: Prefix : TRI
11. Most sufficient : AMPLEST
12. Girl in "Gone With the Wind" : MELANIE
13. Tiller rope: Fr. : DROSSE
15. Transferred legally : DEEDED
20. Derby winner, 1954, or decide : DETERMINE
23. Famous : EMINENT
25. Farm pest : BARNRAT
27. Asserts strongly : AVERS
29. Marina sights : BOATS
31. I love: Lat. : AMO
32. Japanese coin : SEN
34. Preakness winner, 1965 : TOMROLFE
35. Boston player : CELTIC
36. Scott hero : IVANHOE
37. Namesakes of Pollux's twin : CASTORS
39. Eight furlongs : ONEMILE
40. Walks in a way : STRIDES
41. U. S. inventor and others : EARLES
43. Drill again : REBORE
46. ___ abend (good evening) : GUTEN
47. Conceal, in law: Var. : ELOIN
50. Coty of France : RENE
51. Barley beards : AWNS
54. Opposite of neg. : POS
56. Greek letter : TAU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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