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New York Times, Friday, September 17, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,070
Across Down
1. Religious group : SECT
5. Marx instrument : HARP
9. Garden shrub : SPIREA
11. Landed estates : MANORS
13. Pursuit of sorts : CHASINGRAINBOWS
16. Fowl : HEN
17. Fits in : BELONGS
18. Head part : JAW
19. Wading bird : IBIS
21. Certain schools : TECHS
22. Burmese rice : SELA
23. Italian dish : PASTA
25. Ring decision : TKO
26. Muscle: Var. : BICEP
27. Oar holder : THOLE
29. Small seabirds : AUKLETS
31. Haunt for Toulouse-Lautrec : MOULINROUGE
33. Wild duck : MALLARD
34. Lawyer Root et al. : ORENS
36. Santa ___ : LUCIA
37. N.Y.C. subway : IRT
39. Sham : BOGUS
41. Sommer : ELKE
42. Ethiopian town : ADOWA
44. Kind of print, on contracts : FINE
45. Malt beverage : ALE
46. Dye source : ANILINE
48. Girl's nickname : NAN
49. Juvenile's need, at times : PARENTALCONSENT
52. Persisted : HELDON
53. Blue-penciled : EDITED
54. Legal right : LIEN
55. German river : EDER
1. Warm-sea fish : SPANISHMACKEREL
2. Ice, in Bonn : EIS
3. Manger : CRIB
4. Principle : TENET
5. British marshal and family : HAIGS
6. Rutledge and others : ANNS
7. Commit a crime : ROB
8. Certain specialist : PROJECTENGINEER
9. Jewish month : SHEBAT
10. Shoelace tag : AGLET
11. Unit of work : MANHOUR
12. Marshy lands : SWALES
13. Poker item : CHIP
14. Music style : ROCKANDROLL
15. Trade : SWAP
20. Informer : STOOLIE
22. ___ Troy : SIEGEOF
24. Bird wing : ALULA
26. Book-jacket reading : BLURB
28. High note : ELA
30. Chinese diplomat : KOO
32. Of an eye part : IRIDIAN
33. Teacher of Islam : MULLAH
35. ___ fun (summertime fare) : SUNAND
36. Certain year : LEAP
38. Doubly : TWICE
40. Transmitted : SENT
42. Chekhov : ANTON
43. Battery pole : ANODE
46. Indian of Peru : ANDE
47. Tennyson lady : ENID
50. Ivy leaguer : ELI
51. Canonized one: Abbr. : STE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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