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New York Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,173
Across
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Kentucky humorist : COBB
5
Granary of India : GOLA
9
S.A. plain : CAMPO
14
Sandwich : HERO
15
Moonfish : OPAH
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Tropical plant : AROID
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Soon : ANON
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Lafayette, for one : ESCADRILLE
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Overweight : TOOFAT
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Rocket engine : BOOSTER
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Accident : MISHAP
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Famous tomb name : TUT
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Victoria’s P.M. : DISRAELI
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Weather-map line : ISOBAR
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___ en point : ENTE
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Troll : GNOME
36
Cheer : OLE
37
Household god : LAR
38
Casey of baseball : STENGEL
40
Here, in France : ICI
41
People of Tierra del Fuego : ONA
42
At certain intervals : HORAL
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Hit hard : SLOG
44
Concludes, as a deal : SEWSUP
46
Whale or dolphin : CETACEAN
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Sharp: Abbr. : PTD
50
Benes : EDUARD
51
Close bond : LIAISON
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Nader worker : RAIDER
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Spaceman : ASTROGATOR
61
Negri of silents : POLA
62
Rice dish : PILAU
63
Produce : MAKE
64
Castor, to Pollux : TWIN
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Water bird : STILT
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Incite : ABET
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Difficulty : SNAG
Down
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Small talk : CHAT
2
Wine: Prefix : OENO
3
Sedge grass : BROOMSTRAW
4
Feature of a pep rally : BONFIRE
5
German poet : GOETHE
6
Roman goddess : OPS
7
Fond du ___ : LAC
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Fictional captain : AHAB
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Musical of 1945 : CAROUSEL
10
Prefix for crat : ARISTO
11
Shed : MOLT
12
Heap : PILE
13
River to Baltic : ODER
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Serve a sentence : DOTIME
21
Cold ___ barn : ASA
24
Writer of boys’ books : ALGER
25
Ship’s boat : PINNACE
27
Cyclades island : DELOS
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Pointless : INANE
30
Shortened : BOILEDDOWN
31
City near Knoxville : ALCOA
32
Hold sway : REIGN
35
Stated : OGLED
38
Excludes : SHUTSOUT
39
Big wheel : TOPDOG
43
Texts : SCRIPTS
45
Type of football pass : SPIRAL
47
Castle feature : TURRET
48
Good marks : AAA
51
Circuits : LAPS
52
“What ___?” : ISIT
53
Name in Icelandic myth : ATLI
54
Hottentot : NAMA
56
Essay name : ELIA
57
Phoned : RANG
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Dinner check : TAB
60
Turkish weight : OKE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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