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New York Times, Thursday, November 18, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,132
Across
1. Fern of Polynesia : TARA
5. Sign in a French shop : TABAC
10. Milk: Prefix : LACT
14. Collar : ETON
15. Israeli port : ELATH
16. "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
17. Volcano : ETNA
18. Straight: Prefix : RECTI
19. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
20. Child's creation : MUDPIE
22. Explosive forces : KILOTONS
24. Loosen : UNDO
26. Perry, for one: Abbr. : CDRE
27. Certain rulers : PHARAOHS
31. Redeem the hard way : RANSOM
35. Paeans : HYMNS
36. Kind of seal : EARED
38. Uno, due, ___ : TRE
39. Late golfer Tony : LEMA
40. Barkley : ALBEN
41. Commits a crime : ROBS
42. Three ___ match : ONA
43. Housetop of a certain shape : MROOF
44. Pay : REMIT
45. Conch : XANCUS
47. Andean lake : TITICACA
49. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
51. Pacific cloth : TAPA
52. Horse : CHESTNUT
56. Zodiac sign : GEMINI
60. Elan : ZEST
61. Embodiment : IMAGE
63. Times in Roman lives : IDES
64. Soviet sea : ARAL
65. Lawgiver : SOLON
66. Fish : EELS
67. Profligate : ROUE
68. Musical chord : TRIAD
69. Depend on : RELY
Down
1. Pour : TEEM
2. Aleutian island : ATTU
3. ___ de jambe : ROND
4. Peak first scaled in 1950 : ANAPURNA
5. Shipworm : TEREDO
6. Bar order : ALE
7. Quarter, half or full : BACK
8. Storage area : ATTIC
9. Members of Longfellow's hour : CHILDREN
10. Heed : LISTEN
11. Voice : ALTO
12. Family : CLAN
13. Novel heroine : TESS
21. Claire and others : INAS
23. Toward the mouth : ORAD
25. Hawaiian blueberry : OHELO
27. Garden flower : PHLOX
28. Carrion eater : HYENA
29. City of Jordan : AMMAN
30. Shoe for Hans Brinker : SABOT
32. Small orifice : STOMA
33. Spherical : ORBIC
34. Perle : MESTA
37. Adjust again : REFIT
40. Certain criminal : ARSONIST
41. Famed French beauty and wit : RECAMIER
43. Obligation : MUST
44. Ready : RIPE
46. Stronghold : CASTLE
48. Last part : TAGEND
50. On-dit : RUMOR
52. Ruler : CZAR
53. Leander's beloved : HERO
54. Genesis brother : ESAU
55. Indian bridal gift : TALI
57. ___ fixe : IDEE
58. Form of Helen : NELL
59. French commune : ISSY
62. Tibetan gazelle : GOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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