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New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,950
Across Down
1. Drinks : ALES
5. Tropical bird : MACAW
10. ___ blue : TRUE
14. Color : TINT
15. Fine cloth of Bengal : ADATI
16. Red deer : HIND
17. Poison ivy aftermath : ITCH
18. Turnstile fodder : TOKEN
19. Italian family : ESTE
20. Nabokov novel : PALEFIRE
22. San ___ of Hearst fame : SIMEON
24. Highway unit : LANE
25. Common French verb : ETRE
26. One with a bright future : COMER
29. Garments : BLOUSES
32. Tropical vine : LIANE
33. Swoboda and Hunt : RONS
34. New Guinea port : LAE
36. African grass : ALFA
37. Part of a dog's foot : PAD
38. Transport : HAUL
39. ___ gratia : DEI
40. Bird: Lat. : AVIS
42. Dinesen and Andersen : DANES
43. N.C. city : RALEIGH
45. Vedic god : INDRA
46. Curve parts : ARCS
47. What Johnnie can't do : READ
49. Fabric-coloring method : TIEDYE
52. Extenuate : PALLIATE
56. Wading bird : RAIL
57. German author : RILKE
59. Bird known for straight flight : CROW
60. Unpleasant person : OGRE
61. Of an acid : OLEIC
62. Leeds's river : AIRE
63. On one's ___ : TOES
64. Baking ingredient : YEAST
65. Poker holding : PAIR
1. Eagerly awaiting : ATIP
2. ___ Grey, Chaplin ex-wife : LITA
3. Business letter abbr. : ENCL
4. Famed Atlantic island : STHELENA
5. Morning song : MATIN
6. Like highly : ADORE
7. Layer or sponge : CAKE
8. Goddess of retribution : ATE
9. Churchill : WINSTON
10. Topics : THEMES
11. Emerge : RISE
12. Golden Rule word : UNTO
13. Garden : EDEN
21. Passenger : FARE
23. "Odyssey" beggar : IRUS
25. Electric force : ELOD
26. Covered : CLAD
27. Persian Gulf sight : OILER
28. Secret society : MAFIA
29. Nervy : BRASH
30. African antelope : ELAND
31. Kraut or braten : SAUER
35. Famed lioness : ELSA
37. Ellis Parker Butler subject : PIGS
38. Certain horse race : HANDICAP
40. High nest: Var. : AERY
41. Butterfly : VICEROY
42. Certain tone : DIAL
44. Utensils : LADLES
47. Turkish liqueurs : RAKIS
48. Choose : ELECT
49. Exam-cheater's aid : TROT
50. Villain of drama : IAGO
51. Kerry's land : EIRE
52. Defendant's action : PLEA
53. Met rendition : ARIA
54. Column moldings : TORI
55. Pitcher : EWER
58. French land area : ILE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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