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New York Times, Saturday, May 1, 1971

15-Across : Region of Ghana

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution grid had ELONGATED at 29-Across and DAY SO at 32-Down; corrected these to ELONGATES and SAY SO, respectively.

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P
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A
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J
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A
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M
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A
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O
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U
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T
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C
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A
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S
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T
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L
E
A
D
O
N
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A
S
H
A
N
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I
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A
R
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L
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D
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R
M
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N
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N
O
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I
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S
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B
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S
T
E
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B
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L
O
C
K
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H
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E
A
D
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B
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A
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M
B
I
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E
L
O
N
G
A
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T
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E
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S
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A
L
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E
N
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D
E
E
D
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A
V
A
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L
O
R
D
E
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D
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O
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F
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P
R
E
Y
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E
N
E
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A
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S
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S
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T
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I
R
O
N
S
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D
E
S
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E
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C
R
A
T
E
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L
O
T
T
O
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G
O
T
W
I
T
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H
I
T
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R
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E
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I
G
N
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C
E
E
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R
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A
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Z
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E
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A
A
R
D
V
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A
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R
K
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X
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R
A
T
E
D
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G
R
A
Y
E
S
T
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E
N
C
O
R
E
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A
N
N
E
X
E
S
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R
A
T
I
O
N
© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,931
Across
1
Kind of party : PAJAMA
7
Poker Flat figure : OUTCAST
14
Deceive : LEADON
15
Region of Ghana : ASHANTI
16
Covered, as a seed : ARILED
17
Native of Erivan : ARMENIAN
18
___ me tangere : NOLI
19
Offense : SIN
21
Anoint the roast : BASTE
22
Nitwit : BLOCKHEAD
26
Disney animal : BAMBI
29
Stretches out : ELONGATES
33
Strange : ALIEN
34
Scout's good thing : DEED
35
Gardner : AVA
36
Put on airs : LORDED
38
Birds ___ : OFPREY
41
Compass point : ENE
42
Helper: Abbr. : ASST
46
Appliances : IRONS
47
Profane : DESECRATE
50
Junior bingo : LOTTO
51
Was hip : GOTWITHIT
53
Rule : REIGN
56
So-so grade : CEE
57
Demolish : RAZE
61
Useful picnic beast : AARDVARK
64
For adults only : XRATED
66
Most bleak : GRAYEST
67
Product of applause : ENCORE
68
Builders' afterthoughts : ANNEXES
69
C or K item : RATION
Down
1
Marshall, for example : PLAN
2
Lofty prefix : AERO
3
Prison : JAIL
4
Extemporized : ADLIBBED
5
One of the Three Stooges : MOE
6
___ it goes : ANDSO
7
Put one's ___ in : OAR
8
Service branch: Abbr. : USM
9
"It's in ___" : THEBAG
10
Northern neighbor : CANADA
11
Black cuckoos : ANIS
12
Law: Abbr. : STAT
13
Prong : TINE
17
Part of the leg : ANKLE
20
On the rocks : ICED
23
Date or party : LINE
24
Before down : HOE
25
Inner: Prefix : ENDO
26
Bundled : BALED
27
One way to walk : ALONE
28
Bogs down : MIRES
30
Mystic card : TAROT
31
Happening : EVENT
32
Final word : SAYSO
37
Feathered missile : DART
39
Latin threads : FILI
40
Stretch out : PROTRACT
43
Jig or buzz : SAW
44
Lollipop part : STICK
45
Mal de ___ : TETE
48
Seasonal color : EGGDYE
49
Like some lenses : CONVEX
52
Spell caster : HEXER
53
Indian music : RAGA
54
Deserve : EARN
55
Country on the Caspian : IRAN
58
Thine: Fr. : ATOI
59
Cold forecast : ZERO
60
Snake's home : EDEN
62
Chemical suffix : ASE
63
Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
65
Biochemical initials : RNA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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