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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

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Students & seniors
Across
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
Down
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
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He was: Lat. : ERAT
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Family member : DAD
44
Certain paintings : MONETS
45
Investment : OUTLAY
46
German numeral : DREI
48
Conductor Walter : BRUNO
49
Guthrie : ARLO
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Zoo sound : ROAR
51
Issue : EMIT
52
Open : AJAR
53
Relatives of mins. : SECS
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Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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___ boy! : ATTA
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Abode : NEST
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House addition : ELL
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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