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New York Times, Monday, August 16, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,038
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1. Garment : STOLE
6. Facial feature : BROW
10. Reddish shade : RUST
14. Baseball thrill : HOMER
15. Criterion : RULE
16. Sword : EPEE
17. Strange : ALIEN
18. Concludes : ENDS
19. Greek letters : PSIS
20. Retaliates : GETSEVEN
22. Ability : TALENT
24. Large and medium : SIZES
26. Clotho and friends : FATES
27. Russian river : URAL
31. Attest : CERTIFY
33. Most menial : LOWEST
35. Forsyte's account : SAGA
36. College degree: Abbr. : MBA
39. Certain flights : NONSTOP
41. Musical instruments : GUITARS
43. Times of day: Abbr. : AMS
44. Pitchers' statistics: Abbr. : ERAS
46. Scents : AROMAS
47. Lenten week : PASSION
49. Thomas or Horace : MANN
50. Island : ATOLL
53. Bag attachment : STRAP
55. Sincere : HONEST
57. Force loose : DISLODGE
62. Dry : ARID
63. Oxford : SHOE
65. Up, in baseball : ATBAT
66. Life story, for short : BIOG
67. Sari : GOWN
68. Coronet : TIARA
69. Math ratio : SINE
70. Big top : TENT
71. Road curves : ESSES
1. Long-napped cloth : SHAG
2. Enameled ware : TOLE
3. Ignore : OMIT
4. Shelters : LEES
5. Sea eagles : ERNES
6. Something to shoot : BREEZE
7. Carpets : RUNNERS
8. Like King Cole : OLD
9. Basketball's Jerry : WEST
10. TV sports device : REPLAY
11. Defeated : UPSET
12. Net : SEINE
13. Tries : TESTS
21. Mets, in 1969 : VICTORS
23. Concern : AFFAIR
25. Certain party : STAG
27. Arm bone : ULNA
28. Space : ROOM
29. Plant beards : AWNS
30. French article : LES
32. Lizards : IGUANAS
34. Pilfers : STEALS
36. Family member : MAMA
37. Grain product : BRAN
38. Group: Abbr. : ASSN
40. Bridge call : PASS
42. Swift or Seaver : TOM
45. Kind of strike : SITDOWN
47. Vow : PLEDGE
48. Familiarize : ORIENT
50. Noted whaler and namesakes : AHABS
51. Shinto gateway : TORII
52. Breath strengthener : ONION
54. Baseball home : PLATE
56. Noncom: Abbr. : TSGT
58. Amos of baseball : OTIS
59. Business degrees : DBAS
60. Paris station : GARE
61. Greek vowels : ETAS
64. Garden tool : HOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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