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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 Down
1. Pass the peak : FADE
5. Beet : CHARD
10. Hustled : SPED
14. Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
15. Airport gear : RADAR
16. Peaked : PALE
17. Famed pianist : PADEREWSKI
19. England, for one : ISLE
20. European language : SLAVIC
21. Inside out : EVERTED
23. Deep gorge : ABYSM
26. Student's concern : EXAM
27. Data : FACTS
30. Tech area : LAB
32. Public square : PLAZA
35. 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
56. 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
1. 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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