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New York Times, Saturday, July 17, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has supersymmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,008

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Across
1
One who searches : QUESTER
8
Recurring every fourth day : QUARTAN
15
Northern New York : UPSTATE
16
Experience : UNDERGO
17
Aroma : ESSENCE
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Breathing obstruction : ADENOID
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Copy, for short : STAT
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Axe, in France : HACHE
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Ballet skirt : TUTU
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Scottish firth : TAY
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Rita or Bravo : RIO
25
Chum : PAL
26
Shaped molding : OGEE
28
Difficulties : SNAGS
30
Parcel out : METE
31
Becomes angry : REDDENS
33
Trafalgar et al. : SQUARES
35
French spirit : AME
36
Naval initials : USS
37
Characterized : STAMPED
41
Important man in France : VINTNER
45
Sediment : LEES
46
Fixed potatoes : RICED
48
Fill : SATE
49
Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
50
Sea cook's relative : SON
51
Gypsy husband : ROM
52
Branches of a school org. : PTAS
54
Gravy hazards : SPOTS
56
Canal : ERIE
57
Licensed, in France : PATENTE
59
Go-ahead for ice skaters : REDBALL
61
Ceaseless : ETERNAL
62
Removed by melting : ABLATED
63
Park-bench occupants : RESTERS
64
Elsa, for one : LIONESS
Down
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Roman official : QUESTOR
2
Do an acting ploy : UPSTAGE
3
Attempted : ESSAYED
4
Printing word : STET
5
Light color : TAN
6
Do art work : ETCH
7
Merits again : REEARNS
8
Clams : QUAHOGS
9
Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
10
Fruit drink : ADE
11
Lease : RENT
12
Veteran actor : TROUPER
13
Arouse : AGITATE
14
Little lumps : NODULES
21
U. S. agency : CIA
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Cheeses : EDAMS
28
Scoff : SNEER
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Ink producer : SQUID
30
Marina sights : MASTS
32
Napoleon or Nero: Abbr. : EMP
34
Service branch: Abbr. : USN
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Cinderella's loss : SLIPPER
38
Having a will : TESTATE
39
Ventilates : AERATES
40
Scatters : DISPELS
41
Opposite of dorsal : VENTRAL
42
Recount : NARRATE
43
French stars : ETOILES
44
Blends again : REMELDS
47
Bird sound : COO
53
Spanish painter : SERT
54
Betelgeuse or Rigel : STAR
55
Suet: Prefix : SEBI
56
Israel's Abba : EBAN
58
Compass point : NNE
60
Postal limbo: Abbr. : DLO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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