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New York Times, Friday, May 7, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,937
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1. "Male and Female" author : MEAD
5. Loops : TABS
9. Hag : CRONE
14. As well : ALSO
15. Catch : HOOK
16. Wealthy ones : HAVES
17. Signature : JOHNHENRY
19. Like some gases : INERT
20. Alert : OPENEYED
21. Persian water wheel : NORIA
22. French historian : RENAN
23. Spiritually cherish : ENSOUL
26. Old clerical cap : BARRET
29. Commotion : TODO
32. ___ Mahal : TAJ
35. Existing: Lat. : INESSE
36. Utah town : OREM
37. Reconnoitered : SCOUTED
39. Roll : TRUNDLE
41. Chemical prefix : PHEN
42. Writer Norman : MAILER
44. Violation : SIN
45. Silk: Sp. : SEDA
46. U.S. painter : INNESS
47. ___ spheroid (football, to sports writers) : OBLATE
49. Russian peaks : URALS
54. Singing sounds : TRALA
56. Dressed fit to kill : DOLLEDUP
59. Prepared bread : BAKED
60. Strike a response : RINGABELL
61. Sharp ridge : ARETE
62. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
63. Fitzgerald : ELLA
64. Do lawn repairs : RESOD
65. ___ stat (Irish for free state) : SAOR
66. At long ___ : LAST
1. Greater : MAJOR
2. Do the Gretna Green bit : ELOPE
3. Gray : ASHEN
4. Actress Reed : DONNA
5. People in general : THEY
6. First-class : AONE
7. Places for fringe : BORDERS
8. Out of a clear ___ : SKY
9. Tough cotton cloth : CHINO
10. Left : RANOUTON
11. Persons of power : OVERLORDS
12. Italian saint : NERI
13. This, in Spain : ESTA
18. Weed with purplish flowers : HENBIT
24. Cuddle : NESTLE
25. Cordwood measures : STERES
27. Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
28. Insect : REDANT
30. Food store, for short : DELI
31. Portent : OMEN
32. Cookbook abbreviations : TSPS
33. Yearn : ACHE
34. Man in the street : JOEDOAKES
38. Lacking power : UNABLETO
40. Martyred saint : URSULA
43. Unpublished literature : INEDITA
48. Put aboard : LADED
50. Mutineer : REBEL
51. Miss St. Johns : ADELA
52. Soothes : LULLS
53. Chair-back piece : SPLAT
54. Ski lift : TBAR
55. Thin : RARE
57. Aware of : ONTO
58. Teutonic language group: Abbr. : LGER
60. Matter, in law : RES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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