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New York Times, Thursday, June 17, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,978
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1. Word for heavenly gates : AJAR
5. Popular transformation : WIG
8. Ruth and Herman : BABES
13. Geodesic ___ : DOME
14. ___ even keel : ONAN
16. Tropical resin : ELEMI
17. Tear down : DISMANTLE
19. Stiff : RIGID
20. Dido : ANTIC
21. Bridge position : EAST
23. Burst of laughter : GALE
24. Like the grasshopper of fable : SHORTSIGHTED
27. Simplon Pass locale : ALPS
30. Draw : TIE
31. Exactly : PAT
32. Wire measure : MIL
33. Ermine : STOAT
35. Hurdles : LEAPS
39. Certain college member : ELECTOR
41. Item for the glove compartment : ROADMAP
43. Twice-told : STALE
44. Auto outings : SPINS
46. Footing for Eliza : ICE
47. Rubber tree : ULE
49. High, in music : ALT
50. Origin : SEED
51. Irresponsibly : FASTANDLOOSE
56. Support : ABET
57. Kind of strip : DRAG
58. Menace to fillings : TAFFY
62. Part of a book : COVER
64. Caustic : ACIDULOUS
66. Turn inside out : EVERT
67. Do a garden job : WEED
68. Gaelic : ERSE
69. Strained : TENSE
70. Compass point : SSE
71. Bambi : DEER
1. Tributary of the Po : ADDA
2. Unite : JOIN
3. Dutch city: Abbr. : AMST
4. Negligent : REMISS
5. Prevailed : WON
6. Decorators' concerns : INTERIORS
7. Pygmalion's work : GALATEA
8. Jujube : BER
9. Dismounted : ALIGHTED
10. Produced, Biblically : BEGAT
11. Zola : EMILE
12. Joined forces with : SIDED
15. Loch of note : NESS
18. Interjection in Bonn : ACH
22. Hint : TIP
25. Banker Kahn : OTTO
26. Festivals : GALAS
27. Singer Ed : AMES
28. Cheery song : LILT
29. "Not guilty," for one : PLEA
33. Greek pillar : STELA
34. "Studs Lonigan" and others : TRILOGIES
36. French friend : AMIE
37. Tempo : PACE
38. Hurried : SPED
40. Creates disorder : CLUTTERS
42. Hep : ONTO
45. Blenheim and Crystal, for two : PALACES
48. Tackle's neighbor : END
50. Between signed and delivered : SEALED
51. Aspect : FACET
52. Superior to : ABOVE
53. Number for hills or wonders : SEVEN
54. Attract : DRAW
55. Former actor Erwin : STU
59. Golf call : FORE
60. Item often blown : FUSE
61. Belgian river : YSER
63. Map notation: Abbr. : RTE
65. White House initials : DDE

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