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New York Times, Monday, August 30, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,052
Across Down
1. Decrees : ACTS
5. Brighton, for one : BEACH
10. Irish dramatist : SHAW
14. Earth goddess : GAEA
15. Snow house : IGLOO
16. British noble : PEER
17. Busy area in London : TRAFALGARSQUARE
20. London landmark : STPAULS
21. Unchanged particle : NEUTRON
22. Places of refuge : ARKS
23. Surrounded : BESET
24. Wrapped garments : SARIS
26. Deviate : ERR
27. Mountain nation : NEPAL
31. Orchestra sections : PITS
32. Here, in Paris : ICI
33. Writer : SCRIBE
34. French friend : AMI
35. Inhumane : BRUTISH
37. Demure : COY
38. Tent : TEEPEE
40. Insect : ANT
41. Rabbit tail : SCUT
42. Ford : EDSEL
43. Dutch export : GIN
44. Body politic : STATE
45. Actor David : NIVEN
47. Macbeth's Birnam ___ : WOOD
48. Important House title : SPEAKER
51. Corny remark : BROMIDE
54. Pilgrims' stories : CANTERBURYTALES
56. African plant : ALOE
57. Rope fiber : SISAL
58. Family : CLAN
59. Current events : NEWS
60. Poem of lament : ELEGY
61. London park : HYDE
1. Representatives: Abbr. : AGTS
2. "The Apple ___" : CART
3. Mad Hatter's affairs : TEAPARTIES
4. Expeditions : SAFARIS
5. Proposed laws : BILLS
6. Urges, with "on" : EGGS
7. ___ king : ALA
8. Grain trader's coup : CORNER
9. Waters : HOSES
10. Explosive utterance : SPUTTER
11. Pay attention to : HEAR
12. Prefix for nautics : AERO
13. Designer of 20 Across : WREN
18. Diving birds : AUKS
19. Satisfy : QUENCH
23. Great place : BRITAIN
24. Sudden outpouring : SPATE
25. Strived : AIMED
26. Old French coin : ECU
28. Circus of note : PICCADILLY
29. Nearly : ABOUT
30. Philippine island : LEYTE
32. Pique : IRE
33. Certain plane : SST
35. Resemble : BELIKE
36. Lincoln's ___ : INN
39. Household gods : PENATES
41. Tolerate : STOMACH
43. Rodent : GERBIL
44. Smoke byproduct : SOOT
46. Bible division : VERSE
47. Perversely : WRYLY
48. Scrutinize : SCAN
49. Beyond the ___ : PALE
50. Ample, for Omar : ENOW
51. Blow one's horn : BRAG
52. Out of play, as a ball : DEAD
53. Domestic slave : ESNE
55. Function : USE

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

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