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New York Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,145
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1. Attempt : STAB
5. Civil War initials : CSA
8. Coax : CAJOLE
14. House in Cadiz : CASA
15. One: Prefix : UNI
16. Defensive obstacle : ABATIS
17. ___ of baloney : ALOT
18. Jamestown, for one : SETTLEMENT
20. Fissure : REFT
21. Indian buzzard : TESA
22. Civil War engineer : EADS
23. Lustful gaze : LEER
25. Lee's men : REBS
28. Seems : APPEARS
31. Low-cut shoes : GILLIES
35. "___ if you must . . . " : SHOOT
36. Private : PERSONAL
37. Word with sole or tone : HALF
38. Freshet : SPATE
40. Space agency : NASA
41. With continued power : UNABATED
43. Washington name : AGNEW
44. Lined again : RERULED
45. Monitor and Merrimac, e.g. : VESSELS
47. Furnish : LEND
48. It was: Lat. : ERAT
49. Small vessel : VIAL
52. Moth genus : LUNA
54. Fixed course : ROTE
58. Things passed into use : INUREMENTS
61. Arabian title : EMIR
62. Character : NATURE
63. Golfer's need : TEE
64. Things to lend : EARS
65. Rubies and diamonds : STONES
66. Unmatched : ODD
67. Sharpshooter's perch : TREE
1. Memento of battle : SCAR
2. Falsehood : TALE
3. ___ now (to date) : ASOF
4. Where Jackson became Stonewall : BATTLEOFBULLRUN
5. Federal cavalry leader : CUSTER
6. Scoffs : SNEERS
7. Islets : AITS
8. Coolidge : CAL
9. Nickname for Union V.I.P. : ABE
10. "Lee's war-horse" : JAMESLONGSTREET
11. Great Barrier island : OTEA
12. Singer Jenny : LIND
13. Evaluations: Abbr. : ESTS
19. Sharpshooter's need : TARGET
24. Consume : EAT
26. Emerald land : EIRE
27. Cotton units: Abbr. : BLS
28. Assyrian god : ASHUR
29. Suffix for cello : PHANE
30. Kind of bear : POLAR
32. Empty : INANE
33. Artist's need : EASEL
34. Salads : SLAWS
36. Word with lily or launching : PAD
38. British gun : STEN
39. "Go ___ your papers" : PEDDLE
42. Drink : ALE
43. ___ matter of fact : ASA
45. Loosed : VENTED
46. Obliterated : ERASED
49. Bordeaux wines : VINS
50. ___ the start : INAT
51. Self: Prefix : AUTO
53. Preposition : UNTO
55. Persian name : OMAR
56. Fatigue : TIRE
57. Gaelic : ERSE
59. Present, in Soho : ERE
60. My, in Versailles : MES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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