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New York Times, Thursday, May 27, 1971

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
1. 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
17. Soar in a way : FLYOFFTHEHANDLE
20. Sargasso : SEAWEED
21. Passé : OLDHAT
22. Pressure: Prefix : BARO
23. Creator of an Alice : ALBEE
24. Jeroboams' little brothers : SPLITS
27. Legal plea : DEMURRER
30. Filaments : HAIRS
31. Composer Ned : ROREM
32. Girl's name : RAE
33. Footless : APOD
34. Bets at dice : FADES
35. Hawk : KITE
36. Author Deighton : LEN
37. 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
44. Spanish time : LAHORA
46. Fastened a saddle : CINCHED
50. Field sight : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
53. Weary : TIRE
54. 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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