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New York Times, Friday, July 16, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,007
Across
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Asian antelope : SAIGA
6
Increased efforts : SPURTS
12
Sport featuring “Touché!” : FENCING
14
Ceremonial candelabrum : MENORAH
16
Friendship on a high level : ENTENTECORDIALE
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Tree : ASH
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Hot wind : SIROCCO
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Marsh elder : IVA
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Type : SORT
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Protégé of Nicholas Nickleby : SMIKE
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Braid : PLAT
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Old region of Asia Minor : TROAS
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Solution: Abbr. : ANS
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Brownish color : BEIGE
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Ankle injuries : SPRAINS
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Lake near Tahoe : DONNER
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Think : OPINE
33
Prompting : CUING
34
Certain Burgundies : MACONS
36
Oregon river : SANTIAM
38
Shotput, for one : EVENT
39
Hundredweight: Abbr. : CWT
40
Record : ENROL
42
Short and long : TONS
43
Fetters : IRONS
45
Spanish river : EBRO
46
Decree : ACT
47
Parkas : ANORAKS
49
Servicemen’s mecca : USO
50
Household gods : LARESANDPENATES
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Gas used as fumigant : STIBINE
54
Small thorn : SPINULE
55
Teacakes : SCONES
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Facing a glacier’s path : STOSS
Down
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Photoelectric cells : SENSORS
2
Seeing man as focus of the universe : ANTHROPOCENTRIC
3
Dick Button’s milieu : ICE
4
Cotton machines : GINS
5
Naysayers : ANTIS
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Outer garments : SMOCKS
7
Nez ___ : PERCE
8
Loosen : UNDO
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King: Fr. : ROI
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Mayflower : TRAILINGARBUTUS
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Save from fire, etc. : SALVAGE
12
Palace event : FEAST
13
Pertinent : GERMANE
15
Gang word for a pistol : HEATER
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Leks, leva and bahts : COINS
22
Large game fish : TARPONS
24
Alpine range : PENNINE
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New Orleans pro : SAINT
28
Nightclub : BOITE
30
Incumbents : INS
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Horse color : DUN
33
Short sleeps : CATNAPS
34
Silver and copper : METALS
35
Lawyers, in France : AVOCATS
36
Excalibur, for one : SWORD
37
Tidbits : MORSELS
39
Beldams : CRONES
41
Slack : LOOSE
43
Empty : INANE
44
Straw beehives : SKEPS
47
“It’s ___ to tell . . . ” : ASIN
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In a ___ (upset) : SNIT
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Central American tree : EBO
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Year, in Madrid : ANO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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