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New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,071

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Mephistopheles's friend : FAUST
6
Regulates the furnace : DAMPS
11
Indian Zoroastrian : PARSEE
12
Commentaries : ESSAYS
14
War of 1853 : CRIMEAN
15
Promises : ASSURES
17
Anthem preposition : OER
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Compliant : DOCILE
20
Legal right : LIEN
21
Siberian city : OMSK
23
Savagery : FERITY
25
___ Dinh Diem : NGO
26
Kind of demonstration : LIEIN
28
Girl's nickname : NAN
29
Willing : EAGER
31
Quadrant's relatives : SEXTANTS
33
Victoria's spouse : ALBERT
34
Air-conditioners' concerns: Abbr. : BTUS
35
Père's offshoot : FILS
36
Formosa ___ : STRAIT
39
Retire from : GETOUTOF
43
On ___ (active) : THEGO
44
Poor grade : CEE
45
Shed ink : WROTE
46
French painter : ARP
47
Casserole item : NOODLE
50
Enjoy, with "on" : DOTE
51
Functions : GOES
53
Of an Italian city : PADUAN
55
Scatter : TED
56
Insect killer : SWATTER
58
Detonators : PRIMERS
60
Mezzanine adjunct : STAIRS
61
Certain singers : TENORS
62
Porticoes : STOAE
63
U. S. playwright : ODETS
Down
1
Name for the girls : FAIRSEX
2
Prepare for war : ARM
3
Expended : USED
4
___ Marmara : SEAOF
5
Old dance price : TENCENTS
6
Handle, as wares : DEALIN
7
Belonging : ASSET
8
Typesetter's material: Abbr. : MSS
9
U. S. writer Elliot : PAUL
10
Siphon's relative : SYRINGE
11
Incubator baby, familiarly : PREMIE
13
Poet Alan : SEEGER
14
Becomes disaffected : COOLS
16
Stable sound : SNORT
19
Wolfert and others : IRAS
22
Soldier's gear : KITBAG
24
Spot or streak : YELLOW
27
Kansas hatchet-wielder : NATION
30
Senseless : ABSURD
32
Brazil, for one : NUT
33
River islet : AIT
35
Be capable of : FEELUPTO
36
Graceful animals : STAGS
37
Eighter from Decatur et al. : THROWS
38
Passes on a secret : REPEATS
39
Pike: Scot. : GEDD
40
Buglers and such : TOOTERS
41
Fur animals : OTTERS
42
Programs the computer : FEEDS
44
Unrefined : COARSE
48
Grand or horse : OPERA
49
Like some pitchers : EARED
52
Photo : STAT
54
Diamond figure : NINE
57
Señorita's relative : TIO
59
Flash of wit : MOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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