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New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,162

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Across
1
Neanderthal : CAVEMAN
8
Slice of bacon : RASHER
14
Median : AVERAGE
15
Of 60 degrees : SEXTILE
16
Newsboy : CARRIER
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Greek astronomer : PTOLEMY
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Cans : TINS
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Lake Maggiore resort : LOCARNO
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___ de la Cité : ILE
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Tells : RELATES
23
Resort : SPA
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Fungus spore bearers : BASIDIA
27
Envelope closer : FLAP
28
ABC's : BASICS
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Family man : DAD
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Corrode : RUST
33
Pure air : OZONE
34
Wire measure : MIL
35
Stitch : BASTE
36
Garage job : LUBE
37
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
38
Restraining rope : TETHER
39
Strife goddess : ERIS
40
"___ I know" : ASFARAS
42
Division: Abbr. : SEG
43
Book of the three R's days : SPELLER
44
Ran into : MET
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"___ haste . . . " : MARRYIN
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Reputation, in Madrid : FAMA
49
Coat fur : CARACUL
52
And elsewhere: Lat. : ETALIBI
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Eucharistic rite : LITURGY
55
Trifling : NOMINAL
56
Arrow shafts : STELES
57
Certain riflemen : SNIPERS
Down
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Spiny plants : CACTI
2
Be of use : AVAIL
3
Nemo's creator : VERNE
4
Goes astray : ERRS
5
French month : MAI
6
Eternal : AGELESS
7
Sour-orange oil : NEROLI
8
Kind of tire : RETREAD
9
Nerve parts : AXONS
10
Town near Caen : STLO
11
Make tracks : HIE
12
Tree : ELM
13
Spanish king : REY
15
Of an extent : SPATIAL
20
Insect : CADDISFLY
22
Track feature : RACE
23
Wet snow : SLUSH
24
Imitation gem : PASTE
25
More likely : APTER
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Twining stems : BINES
27
Campus groups : FRATS
28
Tree trunks : BOLES
29
Shade of blue : AZURE
30
Ferber novel : SOBIG
34
Tight : MISERLY
35
Endure : BEAR
37
Knee warmers : LAPRUGS
38
City on the Delaware : TRENTON
41
Outlanders : ALIENS
43
Holy: Fr. : SACRE
44
Pine Tree State : MAINE
45
Hinder : EMBAR
46
Coin side : TAILS
47
Heavy hammer : MAUL
48
Wilson : FLIP
49
Dept. store workers: Abbr. : CLS
50
River islet : AIT
51
Map abbreviation : RTE
53
" . . . good boy ___" : AMI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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