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New York Times, Tuesday, October 12, 1971

38-Down : ___ zero

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both left-right and up-down symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,095
Across
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Fairy-tale characters : BEARS
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Cheap literature : TRASH
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Speak pompously : DECLAIM
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Ship's rope : PAINTER
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Home of the Braves : ATLANTA
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Schumann symphony : RHENISH
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Pique : DUDGEON
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Army man: Abbr. : CSO
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Brewing need : HOPS
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Cogitate, in Paris : PENSE
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___ and bones : SKIN
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In a muddle : ATSEA
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Hairy or Naked : APE
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Bristles : SETAE
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Reconciled : HEALED
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Nerve cell : NEURON
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Trunk : BOLE
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Antelope of Africa : TOPI
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Religious member : CLERIC
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Complete : INTACT
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Fishing bait : FLIES
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System : ISM
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Road slicker : SLEET
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Piper's followers : RATS
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Pallid : ASHEN
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Chinese: Prefix : SINO
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Miss Arden : EVE
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One who transfers property : ALIENOR
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Wool: Prefix : LAN
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Had the nerve : DAREDTO
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Kind of stamp : TRADING
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___ ceremony : STANDON
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Tail stumps, in Scotland : STRUNTS
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Raines et al. : ELLAS
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Dangles : HANGS
Down
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Affiance : BETROTH
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Obscure : ECLIPSE
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___ broche : ALA
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Sally of the fans : RAND
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Kind of exercise : SITUP
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Sierra Nevada resort : TAHOE
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___ ne va plus : RIEN
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Sothern : ANN
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Adhere : STICKTO
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Certain mercenary : HESSIAN
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Russian villa : DACHA
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Resolved : MADEADECISION
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Forebodings : PRESENTIMENTS
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Swiss-French river : RHONE
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U. S. output initials : GNP
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Naval engineers : SEABEES
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Some reading matter : SERIALS
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Then, in France : ALORS
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Building V.I.P.'s : SUPTS
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Wallach : ELI
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Time period : EON
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Club-shaped : CLAVATE
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Like some translations : LITERAL
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___ zero : CEILING
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Renters : TENANTS
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Allen and others : FREDS
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Pronoun : SHE
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Hammer's partner : TONGS
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Voices : ALTOS
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Mystery fiction couple : NORTH
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Egyptian skink : ADDA
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___ avis : RARA
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Kind of serviceman: Abbr. : ENL
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Horse color : DUN

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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