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New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,071
Across
1. Mephistopheles's friend : FAUST
6. Regulates the furnace : DAMPS
11. Indian Zoroastrian : PARSEE
12. Commentaries : ESSAYS
14. War of 1853 : CRIMEAN
15. Promises : ASSURES
17. Anthem preposition : OER
18. Compliant : DOCILE
20. Legal right : LIEN
21. Siberian city : OMSK
23. Savagery : FERITY
25. ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
26. Kind of demonstration : LIEIN
28. Girl's nickname : NAN
29. Willing : EAGER
31. Quadrant's relatives : SEXTANTS
33. Victoria's spouse : ALBERT
34. Air-conditioners' concerns: Abbr. : BTUS
35. Père's offshoot : FILS
36. Formosa ___ : STRAIT
39. Retire from : GETOUTOF
43. On ___ (active) : THEGO
44. Poor grade : CEE
45. Shed ink : WROTE
46. French painter : ARP
47. Casserole item : NOODLE
50. Enjoy, with "on" : DOTE
51. Functions : GOES
53. Of an Italian city : PADUAN
55. Scatter : TED
56. Insect killer : SWATTER
58. Detonators : PRIMERS
60. Mezzanine adjunct : STAIRS
61. Certain singers : TENORS
62. Porticoes : STOAE
63. U. S. playwright : ODETS
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1. Name for the girls : FAIRSEX
2. Prepare for war : ARM
3. Expended : USED
4. ___ Marmara : SEAOF
5. Old dance price : TENCENTS
6. Handle, as wares : DEALIN
7. Belonging : ASSET
8. Typesetter's material: Abbr. : MSS
9. U. S. writer Elliot : PAUL
10. Siphon's relative : SYRINGE
11. Incubator baby, familiarly : PREMIE
13. Poet Alan : SEEGER
14. Becomes disaffected : COOLS
16. Stable sound : SNORT
19. Wolfert and others : IRAS
22. Soldier's gear : KITBAG
24. Spot or streak : YELLOW
27. Kansas hatchet-wielder : NATION
30. Senseless : ABSURD
32. Brazil, for one : NUT
33. River islet : AIT
35. Be capable of : FEELUPTO
36. Graceful animals : STAGS
37. Eighter from Decatur et al. : THROWS
38. Passes on a secret : REPEATS
39. Pike: Scot. : GEDD
40. Buglers and such : TOOTERS
41. Fur animals : OTTERS
42. Programs the computer : FEEDS
44. Unrefined : COARSE
48. Grand or horse : OPERA
49. Like some pitchers : EARED
52. Photo : STAT
54. Diamond figure : NINE
57. Señorita's relative : TIO
59. Flash of wit : MOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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