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New York Times, Friday, August 20, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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K
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,042
Across
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PX : STORE
6
Spanish painter Juan : GRIS
10
River in Africa : BOMU
14
Borders on escutcheons : ORLES
15
Edging : LACE
16
Consumer : USER
17
Jumps : LEAPS
18
Acrobat's vehicles : UNICYCLES
20
Paid : DEFRAYED
22
Czech arms plant : SKODA
23
Storm centers : EYES
24
Grope : FEEL
26
Low men on the scale : BASSES
29
Sarah ___ of Bronxville : LAWRENCE
33
Pointed : AIMED
34
N.Y.C. college : PACE
35
Tall story : YARN
36
It's often burned at the beach : SKIN
37
Shore bird : WADER
38
Child, at times : BRAT
39
Salmon after spawning : KELT
40
Hurried : HIED
41
Goddess of peace : IRENE
42
Gym wear : SNEAKERS
44
Nearer : CLOSER
45
Containers : TINS
46
Save, with "away" : SALT
47
Acknowledge : ADMIT
50
What the President wears : MANYHATS
54
Forestalled : PREVENTED
57
Forgive : REMIT
58
Sound : SANE
59
Sen. Hughes's state : IOWA
60
Chemical with violet odor : IRONE
61
Flightless birds : EMUS
62
A black one is best : BELT
63
Useful quality : ASSET
Down
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Auctioneer's word : SOLD
2
Sapling : TREE
3
King of Norway : OLAF
4
They are recycled every two years : REPRESENTATIVES
5
Tried : ESSAYED
6
Joins firmly : GLUES
7
Think-tank in Calif. : RAND
8
Here, in Paris : ICI
9
Wall St. watchdog : SEC
10
William and James : BUCKLEYBROTHERS
11
Port in Norway : OSLO
12
Reward, in old days : MEED
13
Sky bear : URSA
19
Rover to North Sea : YSER
21
Pro vote : YES
24
Confronted : FACED
25
Pitcher : EWER
26
Enjoys : BASKS
27
Poet Conrad : AIKEN
28
Relative of "Say cheese" : SMILE
29
Puts on cargo : LADES
30
Nostrils : NARES
31
Long-legged bird : CRANE
32
Register : ENTER
34
Bridge competitors : PAIRS
37
"___ in the course of . . . " : WHEN
41
Ancient Adriatic land : ILLYRIA
43
High flier : KITE
44
Preserve : CAN
46
Egypt's No. 1 : SADAT
47
Church recess : APSE
48
Small drink : DRAM
49
Bill of fare : MENU
50
Whimper : MEWL
51
Book of O. T. : AMOS
52
Business end of a fork : TINE
53
Printer's direction : STET
55
Penpoint : NIB
56
___ the line : TOE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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