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New York Times, Wednesday, May 26, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 5, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,956
Across
1. Secular people : LAICS
6. U. S. dry group: Abbr. : ATS
9. Metals : ORES
13. No ___ in sight : ENDIN
14. Elia : LAMB
16. Saarinen : EERO
17. Market place of old : AGORA
18. Villainous look : LEER
19. Farmer's hangout : DELL
20. Work by 27 Down : PULCINELLA
22. French brainstorm : IDEE
23. Draft initials : SSS
24. Myrna : LOY
25. Speech defect : LISP
27. Direction : SSW
28. Pickle : SOUSE
31. Wolfe character : GANT
34. Certain storm : NOREASTER
38. Work by 27 Down : THERITEOFSPRING
41. Certain adult status : WOMANHOOD
42. Formerly, in old days : ERST
43. TV fare : MOVIE
44. Remiss : LAX
46. "___ boy!" : ITSA
48. Ice, in Munich : EIS
49. Make edging : TAT
52. Work by 27 Down : AGON
55. Work by 27 Down : PERSEPHONE
58. Certain bills : TENS
59. Egyptian goddess : ISIS
60. Avid : EAGER
61. Sailing maneuver : TACK
62. Bantu-speaking people : SOGA
63. Charlie and son : CHANS
64. Nobel chemist : UREY
65. Cough up : PAY
66. Sip : TASTE
Down
1. Nureyev specialties : LEAPS
2. Scottish county : ANGUS
3. Adored ones : IDOLS
4. About: Abbr. : CIRC
5. Slowpokes : SNAILS
6. Tin Pan ___ : ALLEY
7. Asian weight : TAEL
8. Sense : SMELL
9. Work by 27 Down : OEDIPUSREX
10. Oboe : REED
11. Gardner : ERLE
12. Fish : SOLE
15. Cooks in a way : BRAISES
21. Partner of here : NOW
26. Kind of opera : SOAP
27. 20th-century musical giant : STRAVINSKY
29. Cooking direction : STIR
30. Poetic times : EENS
31. Initials on a pass : GTW
32. Assam native : AHOM
33. Verne hero : NEMO
34. Modern: Prefix : NEO
35. Scoreboard sight : OOO
36. Postal abbr. : RFD
37. Military unit: Abbr. : RGT
39. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
40. Greek poet : THESPIS
44. Fabrication : LIE
45. Phase : ASPECT
47. Fable man : AESOP
48. Theme : ESSAY
49. Roman wear : TOGAS
50. About : ANENT
51. Concise : TERSE
52. Aleutian island : ATTU
53. Equipment : GEAR
54. ___ in a lifetime : ONCE
56. Latvian gulf : RIGA
57. Sounds of merriment : HAHA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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