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New York Times, Wednesday, May 5, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,935
Across
1. Cantina fare : TACO
5. Fokker's foe : SPAD
9. Diving duck : SCAUP
14. Not care ___ : ARAP
15. Now's companion : HERE
16. Medieval guild : HANSA
17. Reveal : BARE
18. Copies slavishly : APES
19. Chairman's call : ORDER
20. Pend in a big way : HANGBYATHREAD
23. Saps : BOOBS
24. Deteriorates : ROTS
25. Fracas, informally : SHINDY
27. Unfrequented : LONESOME
31. Declines : WANES
32. City official : MAYOR
33. Forefront : VAN
34. Arden : EVE
35. Creator : MAKER
36. Adjective ending : ENT
37. River of England : DEE
38. Like some windows : PANED
39. Ex ___ : PARTE
41. Costume jewelry : EARRINGS
43. Bill : DOLLAR
44. ___ about : ONOR
45. Regional animal and plant life : BIOTA
46. Precarious spot : ENDOFONESROPE
50. Bouquet : AROMA
51. Town of Vietnam : VINH
52. Literary work : OPUS
54. Man of Athens : GREEK
55. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
56. Pianist Peter : NERO
57. Orgs. : ASSNS
58. Pipes up : SAYS
59. Soft drinks : ADES
Down
1. Dinner check : TAB
2. Irish exclamation : ARAH
3. Cavalry soldier : CARABINEER
4. Scarce kind of store on Sunday : OPENONE
5. Seedy : SHABBY
6. Famed diarist : PEPYS
7. Region : AREA
8. Ruined : DESTROYED
9. More pithy : SHORTER
10. Fond touch : CARESS
11. Time ___ half : ANDA
12. Accustomed : USED
13. Wall St. word : PAR
21. Pantheon : GODS
22. Recognition : HONOR
25. European : SWEDE
26. ___ heart : HAVEA
27. Finger ___ : LAKES
28. Had something in common : OVERLAPPED
29. Devilfish : MANTA
30. Record : ENTER
32. Swamp trees : MANGROVES
35. ___ the hour : MANOF
38. Pyramidal trees : PINOAKS
39. Meager : POOR
40. City of Pennsylvania : ALTOONA
42. Surveyor's aides : RODMEN
43. Cups, saucers, etc. : DISHES
45. Famed comedian : BENNY
46. Misdoes : ERRS
47. Votes against : NOES
48. 15th-century caravel : NINA
49. Seine tributary : EURE
50. Eastern V.I.P. : AGA
53. Help! : SOS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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