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New York Times, Monday, September 6, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,059
Across Down
1. Diminish bit by bit : PARE
5. Heaps : PILES
10. Not quite a quint : QUAD
14. Wall St. market, for short : AMEX
15. Sheiks' home : ARABY
16. Yen : URGE
17. Remark of a jilted one : LOVESLABORLOSES
20. Warns : ALERTS
21. Burden : ONUS
22. "If you don't know, ___" : ASK
23. Documents: Abbr. : CERTS
24. Subterranean vaults : CRYPTS
26. Time zone : EST
27. Ship overseer: Abbr. : OOD
28. Praise : LAUD
32. Shinbone : TIBIA
34. Thinly scattered : SPARSE
36. "You labor by the ___" : SWEATOFYOURBROW
40. Whodunit V.I.P. : CORPSE
41. ___ over (ponders) : PORES
42. Drill : BORE
43. Mimic : APE
44. Cheer : RAH
47. Becomes temperate : SOBERS
51. Over : ABOVE
53. Cow's chew : CUD
56. Flaring star : NOVA
57. One who slips away : ELUDER
58. Fruit of investor's labor : ANEXTRADIVIDEND
61. Pert girl : MINX
62. Fred's dance partner : ADELE
63. Big shot of Venice : DOGE
64. Charon's ferry route : STYX
65. Wading bird : HERON
66. River to North Sea : YSER
1. Mecca of old vaudeville : PALACE
2. Soap plants : AMOLES
3. Return to type : REVERT
4. Labor with vigor : EXERT
5. Friends : PALS
6. Gershwin : IRA
7. Certain marcher : LABORDAYPARADER
8. Hard wood : EBONY
9. Flapjack blanket : SYRUP
10. Quid pro ___ : QUO
11. Major or Minor : URSA
12. Iron and ice : AGES
13. City or editorial : DESK
18. Matthew and Mark: Abbr. : STS
19. Vessel of W. W. II : LST
24. Close-fitting cap : COIF
25. Thick slices : SLABS
27. Wind instrument : OBOE
29. Timetable abbr. : ARR
30. G.I. org. : USO
31. Condensate : DEW
32. Records : TAPES
33. "___ about time!" : ITS
34. Kind of thing : SURE
35. Beforehand: Prefix : PRE
36. College degree : SCB
37. Work at romancing : WOO
38. Work incorrectly : ERR
39. Word of surprise : OOPS
44. Western events : RODEOS
45. Get even : AVENGE
46. Ranch worker : HERDER
48. Can. prov. : ONT
49. Late Idaho Senator : BORAH
50. Duck : EVADE
51. Eastern name : ALI
52. Chum : BUDDY
53. Machine parts : CAMS
54. Body of troops : UNIT
55. Disown : DENY
57. Unruffled : EVEN
59. Written kisses : XXX
60. World labor group: Abbr. : ILO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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