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New York Times, Monday, May 3, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,933
Across
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Salad : SLAW
5
Take the sun : BASK
9
Chicken, for one : BIPED
14
"Zhivago" girl : LARA
15
___ the minute : UPTO
16
Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Revolutionary figure : OTIS
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Get a result : REAP
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Then: Fr. : ALORS
20
Elba to St. Helena : THEHUNDREDDAYS
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Moon goddess : SELENE
24
Oast : KILN
25
Date in the Forum : IDES
28
More embarrassed : REDDER
32
Prefix in chemistry : AMIDO
36
"___, you're dead!" : BANG
38
Location : SITE
39
Crapshooter's cry : SEVENCOMEELEVEN
42
Stravinsky : IGOR
43
___ about : ONOR
44
Lariat : LASSO
45
Size AAAA : NARROW
47
Pop : SODA
49
Feminine suffixes : INES
51
At a bargain, maybe : ONSALE
56
Sensation : NINEDAYSWONDER
60
Part of Africa : CONGO
61
Last of the banquet : NUTS
62
Author Paton : ALAN
63
Party food : FONDU
64
Kind of blue : TRUE
65
Talks : RAPS
66
Proboscis : SNOOT
67
Pitches in : AIDS
68
Itemize : LIST
Down
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One-armed bandits : SLOTS
2
Turner : LATHE
3
Tricksy spirit : ARIEL
4
" . . . a merry old soul ___" : WASHE
5
Got mad : BURNED
6
Did the same : APED
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Be the best : STAR
8
Red cent : KOPEK
9
Ceremonial macebearer : BEADLE
10
Caspian, for example : INLANDSEA
11
Maneuver : PLOY
12
Front-page boxes : EARS
13
Prefix for play or band : DIS
21
Part of U.S.S.R. : UNION
22
Requiem : DIRGE
26
Black : EBON
27
Greek island : SAMOS
29
Military units: Abbr. : DIVS
30
Seasons on the Seine : ETES
31
City for 1 Down : RENO
32
It's ___ to tell a lie : ASIN
33
Prefix with phone and cycle : MEGA
34
Novello : IVOR
35
Kinghtly courage : DERRINGDO
37
Mr. Wolfe : NERO
40
Overawed : COWED
41
Grassy plain : LLANO
46
Baseball situation : ONEOUT
48
Hunts water : DOWSES
50
___ Fe : SANTA
52
Tangle : SNARL
53
New Senator : ADLAI
54
"My heart ___ up . . . " : LEAPS
55
Director Lubitsch : ERNST
56
Between A.M. and P.M. : NOON
57
___ hurry : INNO
58
Russian spaceman : YURI
59
Bosom bauble : STUD
60
DiMaggio and Mantle: Abbr. : CFS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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