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New York Times, Saturday, April 10, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,910
Across
1. V.I.P. : BIGNAME
8. Volcanic depression : CALDERA
15. Word for a Manx cat : ACAUDAL
16. Invaded : OVERRAN
17. Italian Mrs. : SIGNORA
18. Self-flagellation : PENANCE
19. Smart ___ : ALEC
20. Europa, for one : LINER
22. Bearing : MIEN
23. Croesus's empire : LYDIA
25. Impertinent : SASSY
27. Time zone : EDT
28. ___ rose : OLD
30. Nut tree : BEECH
32. Kind of burglar : CAT
35. Poet Edgar : GUEST
37. Vampire : LAMIA
41. Shaded walk : ALAMEDA
43. Island republic : ICELAND
45. Child : MINOR
46. Summarize : RECAP
48. Expand needlessly : PAD
49. Edmund Hillary gear : PITON
51. Kind of blanket : WET
53. C.P.A.: Abbr.. : ACC
56. ___ as a fiddle : ASFIT
58. Ladies of Berlin : DAMEN
62. Roman 554 : DLIV
64. Fords a stream : WADES
66. Prefix with phile or stat : HEMO
67. Fine cigars : HAVANAS
69. Olivine : PERIDOT
71. Spice : OREGANO
72. Counterfeit : IMITATE
73. Dupe : CATSPAW
74. Pestered : DEVILED
Down
1. Kind of metabolism : BASAL
2. Frigidly : ICILY
3. Pledged, old style : GAGED
4. Papal delegate : NUNCIO
5. Stir : ADO
6. Earthy deposit : MARL
7. Goddess of oil : ELAIS
8. Fine and dandy: Var. : COPESETIC
9. Opposed : AVERSE
10. Football's Dawson : LEN
11. Small amount : DRAM
12. Ford : ERNIE
13. Sped : RACED
14. Concerning : ANENT
21. Arrests : NABS
24. Medit. republic : ALGERIA
26. Named, in olden days : YCLEPED
29. Failure : DUD
31. March : HAL
32. Machine part : CAM
33. Loser to Frazier : ALI
34. Thrash : TAN
36. Non-purse material : EAROFASOW
38. Cartographer's concern : MAP
39. ___ hurry : INA
40. Subjoin : ADD
42. Swab : MOP
44. Cry of a bird : CAW
47. Wife of Geraint : ENID
50. Southern African : TSWANA
52. Where Gauguin painted : TAHITI
53. Kind of committee : ADHOC
54. Barton : CLARA
55. Catlike animal : CIVET
57. Warm : TEPID
59. Decoration : MEDAL
60. Affect feeling : EMOTE
61. Renowned : NOTED
63. Hobos, for short : VAGS
65. Dotted, in heraldry : SEME
68. Downy coating : NAP
70. Miss., for one : RIV

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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