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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
1. Asian antelope : SAIGA
6. Increased efforts : SPURTS
12. Sport featuring "Touché!" : FENCING
14. Ceremonial candelabrum : MENORAH
16. Friendship on a high level : ENTENTECORDIALE
18. Tree : ASH
19. Hot wind : SIROCCO
20. Marsh elder : IVA
21. Type : SORT
23. Protégé of Nicholas Nickleby : SMIKE
24. Braid : PLAT
25. Old region of Asia Minor : TROAS
27. Solution: Abbr. : ANS
28. Brownish color : BEIGE
29. Ankle injuries : SPRAINS
31. Lake near Tahoe : DONNER
32. 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
53. Gas used as fumigant : STIBINE
54. Small thorn : SPINULE
55. Teacakes : SCONES
56. Facing a glacier's path : STOSS
Down
1. 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
6. Outer garments : SMOCKS
7. Nez ___ : PERCE
8. Loosen : UNDO
9. King: Fr. : ROI
10. Mayflower : TRAILINGARBUTUS
11. Save from fire, etc. : SALVAGE
12. Palace event : FEAST
13. Pertinent : GERMANE
15. Gang word for a pistol : HEATER
17. Leks, leva and bahts : COINS
22. Large game fish : TARPONS
24. Alpine range : PENNINE
26. New Orleans pro : SAINT
28. Nightclub : BOITE
30. Incumbents : INS
31. 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
48. In a ___ (upset) : SNIT
51. Central American tree : EBO
52. 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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