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New York Times, Tuesday, August 24, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J M Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 244 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,046
Across
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Sonnet source : POET
5
Suit : CLUBS
10
Fastener : HASP
14
Worthless : IDLE
15
Story teller : AESOP
16
Corruption : EVIL
17
Trade : SELL
18
Cubic meter : STERE
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Land of the would-be free : RENO
20
Be a yes man : ASSENT
22
Filled out a customs form : DECLARED
24
Mouselike rodent : VOLE
26
Start of the Grande : RIO
27
Hard on the ears : STRIDENT
31
Bud of old comedy team : ABBOTT
36
Architect and family : PEIS
37
Openbill : SNAILEATER
39
Ford : ERNIE
41
Vase : URN
42
Blackthorn, in Britain : SLONE
43
Acts of classifying : ASSORTINGS
46
Dregs : LEES
47
Sharper : KEENER
48
Loners of a sort : SOLOISTS
50
Small boat : CAT
52
Containers : TINS
53
Easier on the eyes : PRETTIER
58
Prohibited : VETOED
62
Fixed charge : RATE
63
Unsophisticated : NAIVE
65
Wight, e.g. : ISLE
66
Woodwind : OBOE
67
Chemical compound : ESTER
68
Family : CLAN
69
Air in a hurry : WIND
70
Dances : REELS
71
Favorite ones : SONS
Down
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Tower with an inclination : PISA
2
Poems : ODES
3
Building additions : ELLS
4
Living-room piece : TELEVISION
5
Dreamers' air structures : CASTLES
6
Permit : LET
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Took advantage of : USED
8
Fruit-tree foe : BORER
9
Sign on a bus : SPECIAL
10
Wife of Zeus : HERA
11
Verify : AVER
12
Trig word : SINE
13
Drudge : PLOD
21
Biblical land : NOD
23
Leaf divisions : LOBES
25
Boredom : ENNUI
27
Deliver a discourse : SPEAK
28
To the point : TERSE
29
Wash finale : RINSE
30
Small, steep-banked lakes : TARNS
32
Police-lab concerns : BALLISTICS
33
Western Indians : OTOES
34
Doctrine : TENET
35
Lock of hair : TRESS
38
Smeltery output : INGOT
40
Standing : ERECT
44
Athletic-squad man : TRAINER
45
Splinters : SLIVERS
49
Rare score on a golf hole : ONE
51
Annoy : TEASE
53
Part of a ship : PROW
54
Harvest in India : RABI
55
Jacket : ETON
56
Set up a golf ball : TEED
57
Formality : RITE
59
Fiord of Norway : OSLO
60
Dash : ELAN
61
Retreats : DENS
64
Speed: Abbr. : VEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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