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New York Times, Thursday, May 13, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,943
Across Down
1. Movie-ad word : EPIC
5. Ensign : FLAG
9. Ledger entry : ASSET
14. Drink mix : SODA
15. City near Lake Tahoe : RENO
16. Aquarium fish : TETRA
17. Critical juncture : POINTOFNORETURN
20. Capp character : HONESTABE
21. City problem : SMOG
22. Assemble : MEET
23. N.Y. summer hours : EDT
25. Snoop : PRY
26. Gorge : CHASM
28. Piccadilly, for one : CIRCUS
31. Kindled : LIT
32. Samovar : URN
33. Ibsen girl : ANITRA
37. Part of a Darwin title : ORIGINOFSPECIES
41. Boil down : DECOCT
42. Dawn goddess : EOS
43. French month : MAI
44. Moore speciality : POETRY
46. Topic of discourse : THEMA
48. Family member : MOM
51. Denial : NAY
52. Pair : DUET
53. Neat as ___ : APIN
55. Store specialist : CREDITMAN
59. Item in a certain book : TELEPHONENUMBER
62. Wicker basket : CREEL
63. Want ___ of : NONE
64. Island of exile : ELBA
65. Bold : HARDY
66. Pitcher : EWER
67. Take it easy : REST
1. Intuition, for short : ESP
2. Word of disdain : POOH
3. Having a distinct style : IDIOMATIC
4. Riviera town : CANNES
5. David : FROST
6. Kind of wing : LEFT
7. Mongkut's tutor : ANNA
8. Peanut : GOOBER
9. Had brunch : ATE
10. Collections : SETS
11. Baffle : STUMP
12. Diamond slip : ERROR
13. Flavorsome : TANGY
18. Swarm : TEEM
19. Certain carriers : REDCAPS
24. Air : TUNE
26. Boor : CLOD
27. Charter : HIRE
28. ___-Magnon : CRO
29. Conclude : INFER
30. Thus: Lat. : SIC
32. Brainwash : UNTEACH
34. Reference work of a sort : TIMETABLE
35. Twenty quires : REAM
36. Land mass : ASIA
38. Party initials : GOP
39. Byzantine art work : ICON
40. Sauce : SOY
45. Family in O'Neill drama : TYRONE
46. Ballet skirt : TUTU
47. Sewing-machine attachment : HEMMER
48. Contest : MATCH
49. Lyric drama : OPERA
50. Track-team member : MILER
52. Quick-lunch stop : DINER
54. Require : NEED
56. Sufficient, to Omar : ENOW
57. Alaskan Indian : DENE
58. Tips : NEBS
60. Work at : PLY
61. Rodent : RAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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