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New York Times, Wednesday, September 1, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,054
Across
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Pass the peak : FADE
5
Beet : CHARD
10
Hustled : SPED
14
Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
15
Airport gear : RADAR
16
Peaked : PALE
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Famed pianist : PADEREWSKI
19
England, for one : ISLE
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European language : SLAVIC
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Inside out : EVERTED
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Deep gorge : ABYSM
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Student's concern : EXAM
27
Data : FACTS
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Tech area : LAB
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Public square : PLAZA
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
36
Convict's goal : PAROLE
38
Help! : SOS
39
Electron stream : RAY
40
Spring bloomer : JONQUIL
41
Bon ___ : TON
42
Matterhorn, for one : ALP
43
Harmonize : ATTUNE
44
Note : MEMO
45
Respite : LETUP
47
Make a lap : SIT
48
Defeat : WORST
49
Gemstone : OPAL
51
Mideast land : SYRIA
53
Stage role : INGENUE
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See 17 Across : IGNACE
60
Teutonic goddess : NORN
61
Typesetter : COMPOSITOR
64
Blithesome : GLAD
65
Unmoving : INERT
66
Close-fisted : NEAR
67
Trees : ELMS
68
Beasts of burden : ASSES
69
Sets : GELS
Down
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Dandies : FOPS
2
Russian sea : ARAL
3
Russian assent : DADA
4
Raise : ELEVATE
5
Village of France : CRECY
6
Hem's companion : HAW
7
Commercials : ADS
8
Garden tool : RAKE
9
Motor : DRIVE
10
Helical : SPIRAL
11
Expert : PASTMASTER
12
French pronoun : ELLE
13
Accomplishment : DEED
18
Kids : RIBS
22
Oust : EXPEL
24
Points of view : SLANTS
25
Peerage member : MARQUIS
27
Wild : FERAL
28
"___ told by an idiot ... " : ATALE
29
Cipher : CRYPTOGRAM
31
Famous ship : BOUNTY
33
Aerobic maneuvers : ZOOMS
34
Like ___ (probably) : ASNOT
36
Kitchen item : POT
37
Golf situation : LIE
40
Asian land : JAPAN
44
In pain : MOANING
46
Turns over : UPENDS
48
Costume toppers : WIGS
50
Santa ___ : LUCIA
52
Breaches of the peace : RIOTS
53
"Picnic" author : INGE
54
Little Oliver : NOLL
55
Ages and ages : EONS
57
To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
58
Anthracite : COAL
59
Misdoes : ERRS
62
French possessive : MES
63
Acadians' Grand ___ : PRE

Answer summary: 3 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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