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New York Times, Tuesday, November 16, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,130
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1. Plant shoot : CION
5. Abbé ___, Edmond Dantes's prison pal : FARIA
10. Tibetan creature : PANDA
11. From the beginning : ABINITIO
15. Brigitte of films : BARDOT
16. City in Maine : ROCKLAND
17. Catch-all conjunction : ANDOR
18. Ancient Asian people : MEDES
19. Initials of a famous poet : TSE
20. Provoke : STIR
21. Cringe : COWER
22. Dele's opposite : STET
23. Soft job : SINECURE
25. Seamen : SALTS
26. Old musical note : ELA
27. Soviet sea : ARAL
28. Old term of address : SIRE
29. Pulls no punches : TELLSITLIKEITIS
34. Clamping device : VISE
35. ___ example : ASAN
36. Li'l Abner's son : ABE
37. Symbol of courage : SPINE
39. Thorough : DETAILED
41. Word on a page bottom : MORE
42. Benedict Arnold's contact man : ANDRE
44. Wax: Lat. : CERA
45. Knead, old style : ELT
46. Love in Lombardy : AMORE
47. Initiate : BEGIN
48. Poet ___ : LAUREATE
50. Macaws : ARARAS
51. Agreements : TREATIES
52. Lear's daughter : REGAN
53. Magic items : WANDS
54. Card : TREY
1. Prudence or fortitude : CARDINALVIRTUE
2. Indian city : INDORE
3. Fragrance : ODOR
4. Burmese demon : NAT
5. Famous 1796 speech : FAREWELLADDRESS
6. Dwelling : ABODE
7. Potato cutter : RICER
8. Writing fluids : INKS
9. Trouble : AIL
10. Roofing material : PANTILE
12. Soap huckster's words : TATTLETALEGRAY
13. Map part : INSET
14. Playwright Clifford : ODETS
15. Big-eared dog : BASSET
18. Historic Swiss town : MORAT
21. Radium pioneer : CURIE
22. New Delhi garb : SARI
24. Wine disorder : CASSE
25. Italian city : SIENA
28. Compete in a winter event : SKATE
30. One's business : LINE
31. French river : ISERE
32. Portuguese or Basque : IBERIAN
33. Auto styles : SEDANS
37. Small food fish : SMELT
38. Pivotal : POLAR
40. Earth epoch : ICEAGE
42. At full speed : AMAIN
43. Illustrious : NOTED
46. P. I. tribesman : AETA
47. ___ Rabbit : BRER
49. Kind of deal : RAW
50. One of the humanities : ART

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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