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New York Times, Saturday, August 14, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,036
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1. What Twain said people praise but don't read : CLASSIC
8. Trio of myth : GRACES
14. Like Gehenna : HELLISH
15. Belgian province : BRABANT
16. ___ cordiale : ENTENTE
17. Boat race : REGATTA
18. Horse : STEED
19. Thick slice : SLAB
21. Spica or Rigel : STAR
22. Civil wrong : TORT
23. React to cold : SHIVER
25. Kindled : LIT
26. Viscous mud : SLIME
27. Girl's name : ADELE
29. 1943 Bogart movie : SAHARA
31. School book : PRIMER
32. Nautical : MARINE
33. Impaired : MAIMED
34. Katharina's metamophosis : TAMING
35. "Once ___, twice shy" : BITTEN
36. Sultan's decree : IRADE
37. Dinero : MONEY
38. Rifle range: Fr. : TIR
39. Sultana : RAISIN
41. ___ bien : TRES
45. Determine quantity : UNIT
47. State of snafu : MESS
48. Brute : BEAST
49. Rome's St. John ___ : LATERAN
51. Italian naval base : TARANTO
53. Puzzled : ATALOSS
54. Escape : EVASION
55. Tebaldi : RENATA
56. English period : REGENCY
1. Treasury : CHEST
2. Slow, in music : LENTO
3. Change : ALTER
4. Winter hazard : SLEET
5. Region of Pakistan : SIND
6. Doer: Suffix : IST
7. Wonderland cat : CHESHIRE
8. Diving bird : GREBE
9. Tatter : RAG
10. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
11. Certain ranchers : CATTLEMEN
12. Required perforce : ENTAILED
13. Crank's replacement : STARTER
15. Face with courage : BRAVE
20. City founded by Pizarro : LIMA
23. Not the king's English : SLANG
24. Uncommon thing : RARITY
26. Black eye : SHINER
28. ___ novel : DIME
29. Lender of a helping hand : SAMARITAN
30. Jejune : ARID
31. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
32. Steep in a way : MARINATE
33. Give aid : MINISTER
34. Nominal : TITULAR
35. Domineer : BOSS
37. Aspects : MIENS
40. Nephew of David : AMASA
41. Coquette : TEASE
42. Paid a quick visit : RANIN
43. Medieval sword : ESTOC
44. Obdurate : STONY
46. Tissue : TELA
48. Boaster : BRAG
50. Nonsense! : ROT
52. "___ Maria" : AVE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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