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New York Times, Friday, January 1, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,811

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Across
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Mosquitoes, etc. : PESTS
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Kind of transit : RAPID
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Little, in Scotland : SMA
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Stingy : CHEAP
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Take out : ERASE
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Preserve : CAN
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Pertinent New Year words : TEMPUSFUGIT
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Decay : ROT
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Actress Norma and others : SHEARERS
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Fasten : SECURE
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"As ___ a bird" : GAYAS
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Extremely violent : RABID
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Attractor : MAGNET
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Fastener : HASP
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Lands : ACRES
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Legal order : WRIT
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Solomon island : SAVO
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Pack : STOW
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Cunning : CRAFT
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Mine car : TRAM
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Shrewd : CAGY
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Slangy negative : AINT
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Welcome call by bridge partner : RAISE
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Up to one's ___ : EARS
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Over there : YONDER
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Family members : PAPAS
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Plants yielding tannin : TARAS
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Cores : HEARTS
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Lineman's climbing aid : POLESTEP
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Medit. land : ISR
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Perishables for Jan. 1 : RESOLUTIONS
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Started the fire : LIT
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Mood: It. : UMORE
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Fountain of note : TREVI
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Western state: Abbr. : ORE
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Slants : TILTS
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Meetings: Abbr. : ASSYS
Down
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Hundredths: Abbr. : PCTS
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Querying sounds : EHEH
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Sprinkled, in heraldry : SEME
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Mulberry bark : TAPA
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Plants with milky juices : SPURGES
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Cook again : REFRY
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Shrub of Indian : ARUSA
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Dalmatian island : PAG
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Wife of Osiris : ISIS
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Hinders : DETERS
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Clean up : SCRUB
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N.Z. native : MAORI
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Paid up : ANTED
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Do ushering : SEAT
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Rope-winding device : CAPSTAN
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Backfield maneuver : SHIFT
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Gender: Abbr. : MASC
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Seagoing drink : GROG
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Happy day : NEWYEAR
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Joint : WRIST
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Also-___ : RAN
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Sere : ARID
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Mantel décor : VASE
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Reo or Hudson : CAR
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Famed Nile town : ROSETTA
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Puffed with conceit : ASTRUT
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Korean border river : YALU
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Vance : PHILO
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Gods led by Odin : AESIR
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Ex ___ : PARTE
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Naval direction : APORT
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Play parts : ROLES
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Fractional prefix : SEMI
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Titles : SIRS
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Digits : TOES
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Begrudge : ENVY
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Coin of Peru : SOL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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