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New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q U Y }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,166
Across
1. King's superior : ACE
4. Take ___ at (try) : ASTAB
9. Enfolded, poetically : WRAPT
14. Smoked salmon : LOX
15. Western shrub : CHICO
16. Greeting : HELLO
17. Take hold of : LATCHONTO
19. Eastern faith : ISLAM
20. Banished : EXILED
21. Posts : STATIONS
23. ___ in (takes aim) : ZEROS
24. French bards : POETES
25. Saratoga : SPA
26. Subject of Frost poem : WINDOWTREE
30. Ohio city : AKRON
32. Bricklayers : MASONS
33. Lassie, for one : PET
35. Before : ERE
36. Encore at La Scala : BIS
37. Superplane : SST
38. Activates : EXERTS
40. Natural earth : OCHRE
42. Statements : ASSERTIONS
45. "I ___ a cock to Asclepius" : OWE
47. Haystack yield : NEEDLE
48. Playground gear : SWING
50. Diffused : PERVADED
53. ___ the public : OPENTO
54. Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
55. Sweet cocktail : ALEXANDER
57. Miss Venner : ELSIE
58. Occupied : TAKEN
59. Assn. : ORG
60. Worked in the yard : RAKED
61. Anthony and family : EDENS
62. Trouble : WOE
Down
1. "Comment ___ vous?" : ALLEZ
2. Wheedles : COAXES
3. Uproots : EXTIRPATES
4. Tooth problems : ACHES
5. Protected the hoofs : SHOD
6. Material for an Oz man : TIN
7. Follows up : ACTSON
8. Kicked : BOOTED
9. Twain paint : WHITEWASH
10. Fights : RESISTS
11. 16 Across in Montreal : ALLO
12. Scheme : PLAN
13. Thumb and others : TOMS
18. Dagger's companion : CLOAK
22. Nuclear physics : ATOMICS
24. Yearn : PINE
26. Suiting : WORSTED
27. Church feature : ROSEWINDOW
28. Letters : ENS
29. Superlative ending : EST
31. Withdrew : RETREATED
33. Princess's problem : PEA
34. Instances: Abbr. : EXS
36. Dog's delight : BONE
39. Sends back: Fr. : RENVOIE
41. Aftermath : ROWEN
43. Imagine : IDEATE
44. "When all the world is ___" : OLDLAD
46. Medical prefix : ENTERO
48. Reaches across : SPANS
49. Be greedy : GORGE
50. Nobleman : PEER
51. Signora : ELLA
52. Dare : RISK
53. Beasts : OXEN
56. ___ out (make do) : EKE

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

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