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New York Times, Thursday, May 27, 1971

23-Down : Correo ___ (air mail)

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,957
Across
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Tiger and others : RAGS
5
"___ that I did too" : WOULD
10
Kuklapolitan hostess : FRAN
14
Certain British student : EXON
15
Boring tool : AUGER
16
Slimy : EELY
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Soar in a way : FLYOFFTHEHANDLE
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Sargasso : SEAWEED
21
Passé : OLDHAT
22
Pressure: Prefix : BARO
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Creator of an Alice : ALBEE
24
Jeroboams' little brothers : SPLITS
27
Legal plea : DEMURRER
30
Filaments : HAIRS
31
Composer Ned : ROREM
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Girl's name : RAE
33
Footless : APOD
34
Bets at dice : FADES
35
Hawk : KITE
36
Author Deighton : LEN
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Dance : TANGO
38
Between the ___ : LINES
39
Settle snugly : ENSCONCE
41
___ de Cristo range in Rockies : SANGRE
42
Dixie : SOUTH
43
___ in a poke : APIG
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Spanish time : LAHORA
46
Fastened a saddle : CINCHED
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Field sight : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
53
Weary : TIRE
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L. A. athlete : LAKER
55
Singing voice : ALTO
56
Toboggan : SLED
57
Glaciology term : STOSS
58
Feathery pieces : BOAS
Down
1
Game officials: Abbr. : REFS
2
Supporter of some big wheels : AXLE
3
Spanish painter : GOYA
4
Skiing fan : SNOWBIRD
5
Biscuits : WAFERS
6
Best : OUTDO
7
Cry of disgust : UGH
8
Light-horse Harry : LEE
9
"Breakfast Table" man : DRHOLMES
10
Auto part : FENDER
11
Fishy fish : REDHERRING
12
___ breve : ALLA
13
Georgian no : NYET
18
Exploits : FEATS
19
Place for photos : ALBUM
23
Correo ___ (air mail) : AEREO
24
Oil source : SHALE
25
Franz von ___ : PAPEN
26
Celebrity's part, so to speak : LIONSSHARE
27
Evade : DODGE
28
Peter of nursery rhyme, for one : EATER
29
Peewee of baseball : REESE
31
Dudes' place : RANCH
34
Certain pigeons : FANTAILS
35
Regal crustacean : KINGCRAB
37
Guinea's Sekou ___ : TOURE
38
Author of "Knots" : LAING
40
Prepared dinner : COOKED
41
Snoops : SPIERS
43
Pains' partners : ACHES
44
W. W. II ships : LSTS
45
Indigo : ANIL
47
Nimbus : HALO
48
This: Sp : ESTA
49
Medals : DSOS
51
Turner : NAT
52
Ring result: Abbr. : TKO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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