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New York Times, Thursday, July 8, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,999
Across Down
1. Edge of a cliff : BROW
5. Search widely : COMB
9. Strikes : SLAPS
14. Western ridge : LOMA
15. Jewish month : ADAR
16. Ancient serf : HELOT
17. Discharge : EMIT
18. Russian river : LENA
19. In harmony : ATONE
20. Crushing defeats : WATERLOOS
22. Numbskull : DUNCE
23. Control : REIN
24. Makeshift : STOPGAP
26. Sewing-machine part : BOBBIN
29. Grub : CHOW
30. Mean ones : OGRES
31. Places for admirals : FLAGSHIPS
36. Direct : LEAD
37. Deer tracks : SLOTS
38. Of a verse : ODIC
39. Haberdasheries : MENSSHOPS
41. ___ jure : PLENO
42. Courts : WOOS
43. First-born : ELDEST
44. Deliberate : STUDIED
48. Kind of poke : SLOW
49. Ecclesiastical law : CANON
50. Way to spend money : LIKEWATER
55. Irritating : APING
56. Slip ___ : ACOG
57. Vehicle : TAXI
58. Climbing vine : LIANE
59. Middle: Prefix : MEDI
60. "Idylls" heroine : ENID
61. " . . . ye who ___ here" : ENTER
62. Map : PLAT
63. Scold : RATE
1. Scrammed : BLEW
2. City on Italian map : ROMA
3. Fail to do : OMIT
4. Liquid assets of a sort : WATERBEDS
5. Collect : CALLIN
6. Keats's "___ Insolence" : ODEON
7. ___ War : MANO
8. Military wheels : BRASSHATS
9. Follows secretly : SHADOWS
10. Slacken : LETUP
11. "It's been ___ time" : ALONG
12. Nebraskan Indian : PONCA
13. Exorbitant : STEEP
21. Old Portuguese money : REIS
25. Clothes : TOGS
26. Swedish lake : BOLM
27. Curved molding : OGEE
28. Wheat by-product : BRAN
29. Horse sounds : CLOPS
31. Large-area illuminator : FLOODLAMP
32. Be logical : HOLDWATER
33. ___ fixe : IDEE
34. Fasteners : PINS
35. Britisher : SCOT
37. Loafer : SHOE
40. Good-time Charlie : SWINGER
41. Farm implement : PLOW
43. Legal writ : ELEGIT
44. Ascend : SCALE
45. Basketball maneuver : TAPIN
46. Eastern Christian : UNIAT
47. English poet : DONNE
48. Czech arms name : SKODA
51. Reykjavik's country: Abbr. : ICEL
52. Ethiopian lake : TANA
53. Theater sign : EXIT
54. Revere's thing : RIDE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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