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New York Times, Thursday, September 16, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,069
Across
1. Cliburn's need : TUNER
6. Asian land : IRAQ
10. Fictional mariner : AHAB
14. Words of togetherness : ASONE
15. Standout : LULU
16. In ___ (completely) : TOTO
17. Fear of strangers : XENOPHOBIA
19. Makes edging : TATS
20. Benedict's phrase : IDO
21. Cleanse : LAVE
22. Stadium sounds : RAHRAH
24. Tunney : GENE
25. Indian : CREE
26. Proofreaders' marks : CARETS
29. Frolics noisily : ROISTERS
33. Ewelike : OVINE
34. Except : SAVE
35. Adored one : IDOL
36. Tongue: Abbr. : LANG
37. Heavy quilt : EIDER
38. Arizona sight : MESA
39. Serve, with "out" : DISH
40. Lab equipment : XRAY
41. Resign : DEMIT
42. Winter rider : SLEIGHER
44. Sounds of dismay : GROANS
45. Swiss resort : SION
46. Take one's ease : LOAF
47. Ma Bell client : TALKER
50. ___ opera : SOAP
51. British medal : DSO
54. Asian maid : AMAH
55. Dilapidated : TUMBLEDOWN
58. Hindu deity : SIVA
59. Foil : EPEE
60. Fiber plant : RAMIE
61. Famed British actor : KEAN
62. Day: Lat. : DIES
63. Trudges : SLOGS
Down
1. Hack : TAXI
2. Second-hand : USED
3. Greeting for Nanette : NONO
4. Wine: Prefix : ENO
5. Stuffed : REPLETE
6. "___ Lucy" : ILOVE
7. Hick : RUBE
8. Name in boxing : ALI
9. Vermont worker : QUARRIER
10. During : ATTHETIMEOF
11. Rime : HOAR
12. ___ boy! : ATTA
13. Tommyrot : BOSH
18. Brinker : HANS
23. Roman bronze : AES
24. Asian scourge : GENGHISKHAN
25. Group of birds : COVEY
26. Common maladies : COLDS
27. Be of use : AVAIL
28. Laundry cycle : RINSE
29. Defense device : RADAR
30. Swelling : EDEMA
31. Pine product : ROSIN
32. Blind items : SLATS
34. Lorelei : SIREN
37. Urged : EXHORTED
41. Dry-goods dealers : DRAPERS
43. Donate, in Scotland : GIE
44. Target : GOAL
46. Roundish projections : LOBES
47. ___ force : TASK
48. French friend : AMIE
49. Pompeiian nemesis : LAVA
50. Kind of duck : SMEE
51. Major ___ : DOMO
52. Drink : SWIG
53. People : ONES
56. News agency: Abbr. : UPI
57. Indian pea : DAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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