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New York Times, Monday, May 31, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,961
Across
1. Mexican aunts : TIAS
5. Mama ___ Elliot : CASS
9. Surf part : CREST
14. French menu word : ROTI
15. Descended : ALIT
16. In a while : LATER
17. Collar : ETON
18. Decorate in a way : ILLUMINATE
20. Down Under sight : KANGAROO
22. Off the track : AMISS
23. Niche : SLOT
24. Seed coat : BRAN
25. Math term : RATIO
28. Expands : DISTENDS
32. Hole ___ : INONE
33. Supple : LITHE
34. River isle : AIT
35. "Road" friend of Bob and Dorothy : BING
36. Clover yield : HONEY
37. Old term of address : SIRE
38. Compass point : ESE
39. Meditates : PORES
40. All the world, to Shakespeare : STAGE
41. Meetings : SESSIONS
43. Enoch : ARDEN
44. African grass : ALFA
45. Slicer's cry : FORE
47. Worth ___ : WHILE
49. Handkerchief : BANDANNA
53. Trim and simple : TAILORMADE
55. New driving range : MOON
56. Passion : ARDOR
57. Space : AREA
58. Vingt-___ : ETUN
59. Kind of sentimentality : BEERY
60. Fly, for one : PEST
61. Descartes : RENE
Down
1. Journey : TREK
2. Bit : IOTA
3. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
4. Hudson River sight : SINGSING
5. African city : CAIRO
6. Distribute : ALLOT
7. Missile housing : SILO
8. Man's nickname : STU
9. Milieu : CLIMATE
10. Of frogs : RANINE
11. Greek letters : ETAS
12. Tennis units : SETS
13. Three: It. : TRE
19. Like wetlands : MARSHY
21. Lily plant : ALOE
24. Orthodontist's concerns : BITES
25. Genus of currants : RIBES
26. Liqueur flavor : ANISE
27. Pitches : TONES
28. Sups : DINES
29. Nymph : NAIAD
30. Mournful piece : DIRGE
31. Dutch painter : STEEN
33. Blackmore girl : LORNA
36. Vaudeville performer : HOOFER
37. Big headline : STREAMER
39. Expose to ridicule : PILLORY
40. Kind of quartz : SARD
42. Tar : SAILOR
45. Wanes : FADES
46. ___ a time : ONEAT
47. Delft, for one : WARE
48. Cover up : HIDE
49. Show : BARE
50. I.O.U. : NOTE
51. Certain word : NOUN
52. Henry VIII's second : ANNE
53. Check : TAB
54. Plan : MAP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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