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New York Times, Thursday, January 28, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,838
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1. Food fish : SHAD
5. Ending for gab : FEST
9. Meager : SCANT
14. Sharpen : HONE
15. Table spread : OLEO
16. Musical group : CHOIR
17. Three to a side : OUTS
18. Cheat in a way : OVERCHARGE
20. Ran a meeting : PRESIDED
22. "___ land of the free . . . " : OERTHE
23. Cocktail : SIDECAR
24. Pain : HURT
25. Parched : ARID
26. Vocal trio : TERZETTO
30. Light-bulb word : WATT
32. Type of salesman : DOORTODOOR
34. Baba : ALI
35. Features of clown's feet : BIGTOES
36. Place for notes: Abbr. : MRG
37. Performances : RENDITIONS
39. Comply : OBEY
40. Photography plate : NEGATIVE
41. Say one's thank-___ : YOUS
43. Snow field : NEVE
44. Abandon : SCUTTLE
47. In ___ (in kind) : SPECIE
50. Embark : STARTOUT
51. Cassini's field : WOMENSWEAR
53. N. Y. theater : ANTA
54. Sluggish : INERT
55. Penmanship : HAND
56. Retain : KEEP
57. Plaster of Paris : GESSO
58. Automotive name : OLDS
59. Being: Lat. : ESSE
1. Boutiques : SHOPS
2. Beautiful woman : HOURI
3. Preceding in time : ANTEDATING
4. Menu item : DESSERT
5. Nutritionist's concern : FOODADDITIVES
6. Young eel : ELVER
7. Sesame product : SEED
8. High crag : TOR
9. Lively movements : SCHERZOS
10. Mapped : CHARTED
11. Artery: Prefix : AORT
12. Almost : NIGH
13. Ash, for one : TREE
19. V.I.P.-treatment aids : COURTESYCARDS
21. Here, in Paris : ICI
24. Wading bird : HERON
26. From head ___ : TOTOE
27. Churchyard sights : TOMBSTONES
28. Ripped : TORE
29. Unbridled action : ORGY
30. Alert : WARN
31. Sheltered : ALEE
33. Pointed arch : OGIVE
35. Start eating, as an apple : BITEINTO
38. Rockettes, for instance : DANCERS
39. Discarded film : OUTTAKE
42. ___ Gang : OUR
44. Position : STAND
45. Stringed instruments : LUTES
46. Storehouse : ETAPE
47. Gulp : SWIG
48. Corn bread : PONE
49. Scottish friends : EMES
50. Waterproof : SEAL
52. "___ can it be?" : WHO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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