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New York Times, Tuesday, September 7, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 395 (avg 2.09)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,060
Across
1. Minotaur's milieu : MAZE
5. Supermarket section : MEATS
10. Exchange premium : AGIO
14. Acknowledge : AVOW
15. Object of worship : ALLAH
16. Northern constellation : LYNX
17. Dub : NAME
18. Adman's concern : IMAGE
19. Sharp weapon : EPEE
20. Bar order : GIBSON
22. Beach sight : SURF
24. Wash. figure : SEN
25. Teacher of Samuel : ELI
26. Modifier: Abbr. : ADJ
28. Pungent : SPICY
30. Valentino role : SHEIK
32. Minute : ATOMIC
35. Emerges : DEBOUCHES
39. Promised : SWORE
40. Relative of Cantab. : OXON
41. Palindromic craft : KAYAK
43. Heat units: Abbr. : BTUS
44. Kind of leaguer : TEXAS
46. Large bottles : DEMIJOHNS
48. Sea duck : SCOTER
50. Chicago name : DALEY
51. Aspect : FACET
53. Literary initials : RLS
54. Weather word : FOG
57. Dictionary entry: Abbr. : DEF
59. Digging tool : SPUD
61. Lozenge : JUJUBE
63. Latin abbr. : IBID
65. From the start: Lat. : ABOVO
67. ___ were : ASIT
68. Dash, for example : RACE
69. Indiana town : VEVAY
70. Greek letter : ZETA
71. Understood : KNEW
72. Onetime Downing St. residents : EDENS
73. Lemon peel : ZEST
Down
1. Canine complaint : MANGE
2. Profit : AVAIL
3. Tall rum drink : ZOMBI
4. Farm animals : EWES
5. Ship area : MAINDECK
6. Heavy wood : ELM
7. Sorrowful expression : ALAS
8. Iberian river : TAGUS
9. Himalayan native : SHERPA
10. Beverage : ALE
11. Plant pest : GYPSYMOTH
12. Arrow poison : INEE
13. Livestock : OXEN
21. Where Honolulu is : OAHU
23. Starts' companion : FITS
27. Mohammedan religious war : JIHAD
29. Western worker : COWBOY
30. Musical form : SONATA
31. Regulated the tone : KEYED
33. Spanish border city : IRUN
34. Irish luck : CESS
35. Telegraphic units : DOTS
36. Pres., e.g. : EXEC
37. Ticket source : BOXOFFICE
38. Philippine island : SAMAR
42. Spoilsports : KILLJOYS
45. Parts of mins. : SECS
47. Name in Bach work : JESU
49. Do road work : REPAVE
52. Fitted a cylinder : TUBED
54. Friction match : FUSEE
55. News notice : OBITS
56. Approach : GETAT
57. Dagger : DIRK
58. Israeli name : EBAN
60. Symbolic bird : DOVE
62. Music style : JAZZ
64. Defense line : DEW
66. Cliburn : VAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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