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New York Times, Monday, September 20, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,073
Across Down
1. Strike hard : BASH
5. Babble : PRATE
10. Weekdays: Abbr. : SATS
14. Dies ___ : IRAE
15. Hearsay : RUMOR
16. To shelter : ALEE
17. Verdi opera, with "Un" : BALLOINMASCHERA
20. Part of a spider's invitation : STEPINTO
21. Fasteners : HASPS
22. Corp., for one : NCO
23. In need : POOR
25. Bowling word : STRIKE
29. Melon: Var. : CASSABA
32. Vessel : PAIL
33. Islamic god : ALLAH
34. Outside: Prefix : ECT
36. Gluck opera : ORFEOEDEURIDICE
40. Message: Abbr. : TEL
41. Hyde Park sights : PRAMS
42. Representatives: Abbr. : AGTS
43. Comports oneself : DEMEANS
45. Most unusual : ODDEST
47. Hep : ONTO
48. Agency: Abbr. : BUR
49. Common contraction : ARENT
52. Kind of well : ARTESIAN
57. Gounod opera : ROMEOETJULIETTE
60. Café au ___ : LAIT
61. Vine : LIANA
62. Toms : CATS
63. Morsels : ORTS
64. Composer Anderson : LEROY
65. Lath : SLAT
1. Food catchers : BIBS
2. Smell ___ : ARAT
3. White ___ : SALE
4. Beatle movie : HELP
5. Igor, for one : PRINCE
6. Approach in a hurry : RUNTO
7. Shot and shell : AMMO
8. Ode-title words : TOA
9. Hesitant sounds : ERS
10. Desert : SAHARA
11. Drinks : ALES
12. Prehistoric mound : TERP
13. Red and Black : SEAS
18. Barnyard sound : OINK
19. Japanese city : CHOSHI
23. Latin stake : PALUS
24. Glacial ridges : OSAR
25. See : SPOT
26. Deducted the weight of : TARED
27. Weapon : RIFLE
28. ___ de France : ILE
29. Circus brawls : CLEMS
30. Color : BEIGE
31. Book men: Abbr. : ACCTS
33. Bell town : ADANO
35. Oral : TEST
37. ___ the public : OPENTO
38. He was: Lat. : ERAT
39. Family member : DAD
44. Certain paintings : MONETS
45. Investment : OUTLAY
46. German numeral : DREI
48. Conductor Walter : BRUNO
49. Guthrie : ARLO
50. Zoo sound : ROAR
51. Issue : EMIT
52. Open : AJAR
53. Relatives of mins. : SECS
54. Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
55. ___ boy! : ATTA
56. Abode : NEST
58. House addition : ELL
59. Draw : TIE

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

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