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New York Times, Monday, September 27, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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C
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,080
Across
1
Bird's craw : CROP
5
Danish vowel sound : STOD
9
Alter in form : VARY
13
Prefix for flavin : RIBO
14
Joined in a Scout activity : HIKED
16
Garden flower : IRIS
17
Moslem noble : AMIR
18
All set : ONICE
19
English river : OUSE
20
Aircraft for TV's Adam West : BATPLANE
22
More serene : CALMER
24
Unctuous : OILY
25
Rambler : ROSE
26
Booty : SPOILS
29
Series of syllogisms : SORITES
32
Colorful flower : PANSY
33
Water lily : LOTUS
34
Infatuation personified : ATE
36
Canal : ERIE
37
Bingham : HIRAM
38
Stravinsky : IGOR
39
Ring decision : TKO
40
Scottish salmon : KELTS
41
Improve : AMEND
42
Biblical liar : ANANIAS
44
Garden shrub : SPIREA
45
___ oxide : ZINC
46
Galley marking : STET
47
Part of B.L.T. : TOMATO
50
Jelly ingredients : CURRANTS
54
Welcome : HAIL
55
Practical : UTILE
57
Bore : TIRE
58
Sea bird : ERNE
59
Town on Baranof Island : SITKA
60
Kind of school: Abbr. : ELEM
61
Thin Man's dog : ASTA
62
Lectern : DESK
63
Arnaz : DESI
Down
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Kind of grass : CRAB
2
Heroine of "Green Mansions" : RIMA
3
News item : OBIT
4
Aquarium performer : PORPOISE
5
Navigation hazards : SHOALS
6
Like an old piano : TINNY
7
Steinbeck character : OKIE
8
Winter month: Abbr. : DEC
9
N. J. flower : VIOLET
10
Skunk cabbage's family : ARUM
11
Rebel : RISE
12
Flemish river : YSER
15
Propriety : DECORUM
21
Calla or tiger : LILY
23
Sale condition : ASIS
25
Rosters : ROTAS
26
Small barracuda : SPET
27
Winter wear : PARKA
28
Edible relative of 21 Down : ONION
29
Out of ___ : SORTS
30
Desirous : EAGER
31
Fred or Lucy : STONE
33
Ornamental shrub : LILAC
35
Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
37
Atrocious : HEINOUS
38
Flattered in a way : IMITATED
40
Do sweater work : KNIT
41
One who copies : APER
43
Spring bloomer : AZALEA
44
Blue or yellow : STREAK
46
Pouts : SULKS
47
Asian shrub : THEA
48
Crewmen : OARS
49
Coin : MINT
50
Quote : CITE
51
River to Medit. : NILE
52
___ bien : TRES
53
Trailer truck, for short : SEMI
56
Three times a day: Abbr. : TID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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