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New York Times, Monday, January 11, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,821
Across
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"___ Free" : BORN
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Pit in a bone : FOSSA
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W. W. II vessels : LSTS
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Space : AREA
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Harangue : ORATE
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Atlantic fish : OPAH
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Dives : JACKKNIVES
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Ripped : TORE
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Postulate : ASSERT
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Mixed ___ : EMOTIONS
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Back part often slipped : DISK
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He or she: Abbr. : PRON
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Family members : PAPAS
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Lily part : PAD
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Against property, in law : INREM
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"Take ___ from me" : ATIP
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One with a craving : ADDICT
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Gershwin : IRA
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Jot down : NOTE
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Midriff affliction : BULGE
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Pernicious : EVIL
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Ref. book : ENC
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Look up to : ESTEEM
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Repast : MEAL
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Composer Franz : LEHAR
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Relatives of mos. : YRS
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Gets too much sun : BURNS
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Tighten tackle : FRAP
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Lofty : TALL
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Irreproachable : SPOTLESS
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Jumbles : MESSES
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Persian elf : PERI
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Sloppily dressed : DISHABILLE
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Awkward craft : ARKS
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Metrical stress : ARSIS
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Low-lying land : VALE
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Try : TEST
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Baltic people : LETTS
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Israeli name : EBAN
Down
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___ California : BAJA
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Old Danish moneys : ORAS
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L.P.'s, for short : RECS
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Desmond Morris subject : NAKEDAPE
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Type assortments : FONTS
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Mouth: Prefix : ORI
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Keep : SAVE
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Restrain : STEM
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Fabulist : AESOP
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Liquid cosmetic : LOTION
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Locale of an anthology : SPOONRIVER
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Mountain lake : TARN
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"___ the sweetheart of ... " : SHES
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Malay dagger : KRIS
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Third: Prefix : TRIT
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Army assignment : KPDUTY
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Section : PANEL
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Expiate : ATONE
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Farm implements : PITCHFORKS
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Name in psychiatry : ADLER
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Assimilate mentally : DIGEST
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Of a geologic time : ERIAN
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Shopping centers : MALLS
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College degrees : ABS
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Portland output: Abbr. : CEM
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Of a photo-developing fluid : EMULSIVE
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Pertaining to an epoch : ERAL
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Atelier man : ARTIST
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Small blister : BLEB
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Lever : PEDAL
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Collect : AMASS
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Father, in Nice : PERE
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Beget : SIRE
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Sibilant sound : SSST
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Generous piece of bread : SLAB
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Logan : ELLA
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Noted : SEEN
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Successful show : HIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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