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New York Times, Friday, June 25, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,986
Across
1. Cummerbund : SASH
5. Not brand-new : USED
9. Part of an auto : COWL
13. Size of type : PICA
14. Central point : NODE
15. Congo pygmy : ACHUA
17. Sea near Caspian : ARAL
18. Tony and Cyd : THEMARTINS
20. Cause to mesh : SYNCHRONIZE
22. Court-game starter : TAP
23. "___ name it!" : YOU
24. Bids : OFFERS
26. Bullfighters' capes : CAPOTES
30. London ___ : BROIL
31. "___ for your money" : ARUN
32. Expert for pollen counters : ALLERGIST
36. Irrational : SURD
37. Essays : TRIED
38. Part of A.D. : ANNO
39. Identify with another's thoughts : EMPATHIZE
41. Relative of a hornpipe : REEL
42. Kissars : LYRES
43. Testified : DEPOSED
46. Playground device : SEESAW
48. Our: Fr. : NOS
49. Sights in the Bronx : ELS
50. Gloom-and-doom proclaimer : DENUNCIATOR
57. Hayden and Adler : PLANETARIA
59. Hankering : URGE
60. Subject of a Blake poem : TIGER
61. Black Hawk's tribe : SACS
62. Throwaway ever since Eve : CORE
63. Bulbs for planting : SETS
64. Helm position : ALEE
65. Observed : EYED
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1. Bex and Dex : SPAS
2. Vivacious : AIRY
3. Read meter : SCAN
4. Happy period : HALCYONDAYS
5. False : UNTRUE
6. Swinging section of London : SOHO
7. Site of Tree of Life : EDEN
8. Half: Prefix : DEMI
9. Watch over : CAREFOR
10. When U.N. Day is: Abbr. : OCT
11. Road dividers : WHITELINES
12. Of Selene's realm : LUNAR
16. Vipers : ASPS
19. Islands in Atlantic : AZORED
21. Faucet word : HOT
25. Hollandaise with tomato purée : FIGAROSAUCE
26. Legal job : CASE
27. Calla lily : ARUM
28. Zane Grey country : PURPLESAGE
29. Ganges garb : SARIS
30. Extort money from : BLEED
33. Burton's gal : LIZ
34. Snick's partner : SNEE
35. Had an effect : TOLD
37. Shute's "In ___" : THEWET
40. Wall St. men : TRADERS
44. Sheathe : ENCASE
45. Luau dish : POI
46. Social group : SEPT
47. Island in N. Y. Bay : ELLIS
51. Space agency : NASA
52. Eurasian river : URAL
53. Agreeable : NICE
54. Hector's home : TROY
55. Frightful fellow : OGRE
56. Cattail : REED
58. Cod catcher : NET

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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