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New York Times, Friday, August 6, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,028
Across
1. Pre-diesel power : STEAM
6. Waterless : SERE
10. Pal : PARD
14. Rib : COSTA
15. Victim : PREY
16. Asian river : AMUR
17. Irish wit : OSCARWILDE
19. Bonheur : ROSA
20. Expatriate poet's initials : TSE
21. Headliner, for short : CELEB
22. Irritating : PESKY
23. Huntley : CHET
24. Horse color : ROAN
26. Wound around : COILED
29. Grizzly gripper : BEARTRAP
33. Large jars : OLLAS
34. He was, in Rome : ERAT
35. Id's master : EGO
36. Preserves : WILDERNESSAREAS
40. Little ___ : EVA
41. Bridge position : EAST
42. C'est ___ : LAVIE
43. Reserve : SETAPART
46. Outrage : OFFEND
47. Pen pal: Abbr. : CORR
48. Kind of cheap : DIRT
49. Caper : DANCE
52. Busy : INUSE
54. Govt. agency : FAA
57. Sheltered : ALEE
58. Poker condition : DEUCESWILD
60. Sound of sorrow : MOAN
61. Skill, in Italy : ARTE
62. D'Oyly ___ : CARTE
63. Golfer's last act : PUTT
64. A First Lady : BESS
65. "___ Melancholy" : ODEON
Down
1. Canny man : SCOT
2. Coin or salad activity : TOSS
3. Suffix with coal or opal : ESCE
4. ___ glance : ATA
5. Italian title : MARCHESE
6. Kind of milk : SPILT
7. Gardner : ERLE
8. Robin : REDBREAST
9. Storm center : EYE
10. Protector : PARENT
11. Otis of baseball : AMOS
12. Dean : RUSK
13. Strong cart : DRAY
18. Do a garden chore : WEED
22. Golf score : PAR
23. Attired : CLAD
25. Horse food : OATS
26. Wight resort : COWES
27. Part of O.D. : OLIVE
28. ___ ease : ILLAT
29. French port : BREST
30. Boss of a feudal manor : REEVE
31. Over : AGAIN
32. Sat for art's sake : POSED
34. Backward: Fr. : ENARRIERE
37. In the back : REAR
38. Summer dining style : ALFRESCO
39. Huck Finn conveyance : RAFT
44. Emphasis : ACCENT
45. U.S. writer : POE
46. Seine tributary : OISE
48. Dictators : DUCES
49. Ready for mildew : DAMP
50. Baseball name : ALOU
51. Unwatered : NEAT
53. End of the feast : NUTS
54. Fight this with itself : FIRE
55. Choir member : ALTO
56. Mideast port : ADEN
58. A little : DAB
59. Bankroll : WAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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