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New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 1971

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 657 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,813
Across
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Part of a refrain : LALA
5
Tobacco kiln : OAST
9
Part of a Taiwan name : SHEK
13
Roadhouse of sorts : TRAILER
20
Salad stuff : ICEBERGLETTUCE
23
Broiled-meat order : GRILLADE
24
Gossip : SHOOTTHEBREEZE
25
Lincoln's Ann : RUTLEDGE
26
Eastern state: Abbr. : PENNA
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Revoke, as a legacy : ADEEM
28
Offers bait : ENTICES
30
Asian ox : YAK
31
Iroquoian : ERIE
32
Underlings: Abbr. : ASSTS
33
Rises to prominence : EMERGES
34
Wide of the mark : AWRY
35
Camillo, for one : DON
36
Superlative suffix : EST
37
Macaw : ARARA
38
Muhammad et al. : ALIS
39
Nidologist's concern : NESTS
41
Town near Rome : OSTIA
44
Boating hazard : SNAG
47
He wrote "Devotions" : DONNE
49
Oldtime movie actor : CHILLWILLS
52
English historian : CLARENDON
54
What Polonius hid behind : ARRAS
57
Hyalite and harlequin : OPALS
58
"___ through the coming day!" : KEEPME
60
Uses thread : SEWS
61
Nasty look : LEER
62
Feature : TRAIT
63
Civil War battle scene : COLDHARBOR
65
Sandwiched : INBETWEEN
67
Colt or filly : FOAL
68
In the direction of movement : ALEE
69
Home-buyer's burden: Abbr. : MTG
72
Asian partridge : SEESEE
73
Relative of 1 Across : TRALA
74
Be loyal : ADHERE
76
Gumshoe : TEC
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Feudal vassal : LEUD
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Certain paintings : OILS
81
Facial annoyances : COLDSORES
84
"Like-it-is" talk : COLDTURKEY
87
Speleologist's concern : CAVES
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Imparted : LENT
89
Man- ___ : OWAR
91
Survive : LIVEON
92
Eateries : CAFES
93
Old Roman receptacles : CISTS
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Vehicle of a sort : KIDDIECAR
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Suspension of activity : DEEPFREEZE
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Partner of snicks : SNEES
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"When I was ___ " : ALAD
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Superb : GREAT
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Digs : BARBS
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First word of Xmas poem : TWAS
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Belief : TENET
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Roman spirit : LAR
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Hagen : UTA
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Linden : TEIL
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" . . . no ___ birth and death" : CUREFOR
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" . . . bit of ___ the best of us" : BADIN
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Perfume: Var. : ATAR
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Sea bird : ERN
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Dogcart : DOSADOS
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___ boredom : DIEOF
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Other: Fr. : AUTRE
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Well-thought of : ESTEEMED
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Poet : ROBERTLEEFROST
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Sharp-tongued critics : NEEDLERS
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President : CALVINCOOLIDGE
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Maple and Walnut : STREETS
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Fleuret : EPEE
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Affectations : AIRS
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Oregon bay : COOS
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Had a speech problem : LISPED
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River of Woe : ACHERON
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Of jungle royalty : LEONINE
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Between a rag and a hank : ABONE
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Scrap : ORT
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Dismayed : AGHAST
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Cutter and pung : SLEDS
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Jewish month : TEBET
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Ancestral line : STEM
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Cry's partner : HUE
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Skin condition : ECZEMA
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Professional mourners : KEENERS
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Respite : TRUCE
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Observances : RITES
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"___ well" : ALLS
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Adjectival ending : ILE
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Certain fan : LADYWINDERMERES
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He wrote "Red Star Over China" : EDGARSNOW
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Olid : REEKY
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Japanese outcast : ETA
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Word with chic or bien : TRES
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Young, lively one : GRIG
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Enraptured : TRANCED
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Holly of southern U.S. : ASSI
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Of a time : ERAL
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King in "The Tempest" : ALONSO
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Suffixes for numbers : ETHS
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Bothers : AILS
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Fruit drink : ADE
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Gives the willies to : SCARES
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Wine pitchers : OLPAE
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Beau : SWAIN
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Joust : TILT
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Brightest star : ALPHA
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Nasser : GAMAL
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Navy officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Body of knowledge : LORE
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Toasts : SKOALS
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Checks for errors : REREADS
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Canting : ALIST
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Adoree of the silents : RENEE
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Du Maurier heroine : REBECCADEWINTER
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She: It. : ELLA
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Entice by music : TWEEDLE
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Like anthracite : COALY
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River bottoms : BEDS
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Snitch : TELL
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Quaker : FRIEND
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River in England : TRENT
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Exploits : GESTS
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"The Bridges at ___-Ri" : TOKO
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___-than-thou : HOLIER
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Claude ___, famous highwayman : DUVAL
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Cloth of India : CAFFA
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Public : OVERT
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___ majesty : LESE
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Harrowing experience : ORDEAL
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Gave a new appraisal : RERATED
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Roquelaure : CAPE
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Gives approval to : OKS
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Maxwell Anderson play : WINTERSET
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Sure thing, to a Britisher : CERT
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Autocrat : CZAR
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Edition: Abbr. : ISS
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River to the Elbe : EGER
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Israeli name : EBAN
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French kind of tour : DEFORCE
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"Theirs ___ and die" : BUTTODO
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"The ___ down to rise upon . . . " : STARSGO
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Nix : NOSOAP
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___ death : LIFEOR
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Mountain ridges : ARETES
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Youngsters : TEENS
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Long-tailed body : COMET
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Customers : USERS
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Energy units : RADS
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Cheap cigarette of India : BIRI
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Sicilian mount : AETNA
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Pipe-organ stops : DOLCI
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Like gold : AURIC
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Printing term : DELE
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___ Dag, Turkish mountain : DEVE
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Union group: Abbr. : AFL
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Dutch commune : EDE
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Wheat: Fr. : BLE
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Aurora : EOS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 19 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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