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New York Times, Monday, August 9, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,031
Across Down
1. Ancient Persian : MEDE
5. Spot : ESPY
9. Like some doors : AJAR
13. Impression : IDEA
14. Kind of club : GLEE
15. Solemn: Prefix : SERIO
17. The New ___ : LEFT
18. Major gains : GIANTSTEPS
20. Scottish uncle : EME
21. Clan : SEPT
22. Dame Myra and Rudolf : HESSES
23. Broadway Blues : RANGERS
25. Sea bird : ERNE
26. ___ souci : SANS
27. Men in the crow's nest : SPOTTERS
31. Fish : SMELT
33. Ages : AEONS
34. Old card game : LOO
35. Ape : MIME
36. Light precipitation : TRACE
37. Champs of 1969 : METS
38. Merkel : UNA
39. B'nai ___ : BRITH
40. Short featured role : CAMEO
41. Protective wrappers : TINFOILS
43. European capital : ROME
44. ___ the cup (misses a putt) : LIPS
45. Safety gear : FIRENET
48. Certain standing in tennis : TWOALL
51. Lion's pride : MANE
52. Gob : TAR
53. Anti-U.S. epithet : YANKEEDOGS
55. Wise man : SAGE
56. Duck : EIDER
57. Medicinal plant : ALOE
58. First name in mysteries : ERLE
59. Hardy heroine : TESS
60. Concern of O.T.B. : BETS
61. Ogled : EYED
1. Ryun or Liquori : MILER
2. Swelling ailment : EDEMA
3. Certain hockey player : DEFENSEMAN
4. ___ one's words : EAT
5. Moths : EGGERS
6. Loses one's balance : SLIPS
7. Type of moss : PEAT
8. Craving : YEN
9. Agrees : ASSENTS
10. Modern nomads : JETSET
11. Greek god : ARES
12. Mature : RIPE
16. Donovan's group : OSS
19. Sovereign power : THRONE
21. Mailed : SENT
24. Storm : GALE
25. Era : EPOCH
27. Pews : SEATS
28. Holmesian word : ELEMENTARY
29. Sportscaster Kyle : ROTE
30. Passable : SOSO
31. Pornography : SMUT
32. Kind of skirt : MINI
33. Seed coverings : ARILS
36. Extra-base hit : TRIPLE
37. Lansbury role : MAME
39. Heaters : BOILERS
40. Center : CORE
42. Chips : FLAKES
43. Cleanses : RINSES
45. Bundle of twigs : FAGOT
46. Figure on a quarter : EAGLE
47. Trapped : TREED
48. Nautical rope : TYE
49. Hold back : WAIT
50. Wave: Fr. : ONDE
51. Breakwater : MOLE
54. Touch lightly : DAB
55. Holy ___ : SEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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