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New York Times, Wednesday, June 9, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.46, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.79)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,970

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Thirst quenchers : ADES
5
Flabbergast : AMAZE
10
Dependable : SAFE
14
Down the drain : LOST
15
Plant pest : BORER
16
Car part : AXLE
17
Theater org. : ANTA
18
U.S. pioneer : BOONE
19
Greenish blue : TEAL
20
Carroll creation : JABBERWOCKY
23
Difficulty : RUB
24
Vote for : AYE
25
Close-fitting hat : TURBAN
29
Czech coins : HALERS
31
Give ear : HEED
33
___ tree : UPA
34
Step ___ : ONIT
35
Seabee words : CANDO
36
Till now : YET
37
Following: Abbr. : SEQ
39
Pot part : LID
40
Marie or Jeanne : STE
42
Yell : RAH
44
Employers : USERS
46
Spheres : ORBS
49
Mature : AGE
50
G.I. addresses : APOS
51
Explores : PROBES
53
Chic : MODISH
55
Autoist's org. : AAA
56
Urban railways : ELS
57
Like 5 P.M. bus riders : CHEEKBYJOWL
61
Stereo gear : HIFI
64
Civil War general : RELEE
65
Movie siren : VAMP
67
Related : AKIN
68
Dunne : IRENE
69
Dies ___ : IRAE
70
N.H., Vt., et al. : NENG
71
Campus types : COEDS
72
Retreats : DENS
Down
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In the manner of : ALA
2
Legendary rake : DONJUAN
3
Proven : ESTABLISHED
4
Try : STAB
5
Westminster, etc. : ABBEYS
6
Irish poet : MOORE
7
In a line : AROW
8
Stoicist : ZENO
9
Put up : ERECTED
10
Butterfly : SATYR
11
Hewer : AXE
12
Vacation state: Abbr. : FLA
13
Smorgasbord item : EEL
21
Nineteenth hole : BAR
22
Renown : KUDOS
23
Greek letter : RHO
26
"Let the ___" : BUYERBEWARE
27
Follow slavishly : APE
28
D.C. ballplayer : NAT
30
Midi season : ETE
31
Thin margins : HAIRS
32
Linemen : ENDS
35
Egyptian charmer : CLEO
38
Sit on : QUASH
41
Overly : TOO
42
L.A. player : RAM
43
Bygone : AGO
45
Shaped a certain way : SPHERIC
47
Town crier : BELLMAN
48
Draft HQ : SSS
51
Check endorsers : PAYEES
52
Reign, in India : RAJ
54
Pastry chef's concern : ICING
55
Evening, in Berlin : ABEND
58
Saarinen : EERO
59
Swiss painter : KLEE
60
Roman poet : OVID
61
Yangtze tributary : HAN
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D.D.E. : IKE
63
Fiver : FIN
66
Footlike part : PES

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

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