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New York Times, Thursday, October 14, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,097

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Fortune-teller's text : PALM
5
Chatter : BLAB
9
Futile quest for Richard III : HORSE
14
On the ocean : ASEA
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Make over : REDO
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Liquid part of a fat : OLEIN
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Quarrelette : SPAT
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"The very ___!" : IDEA
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Experienced : LIVED
20
Did lab work : TESTED
22
People who try hard : STRIVERS
24
Contest hopefuls : ENTRIES
26
Debate component : SIDE
27
Curves : ESSES
29
County on L. I. Sound : NASSAU
33
Lively : BRISK
36
Non-telling bloomer : DAISY
38
Military initials : USR
39
Frees of : RIDS
40
Pseudo : FALSE
41
Pleased expression : GRIN
42
"___ aboard!" : ALL
43
Group of TV experts : PANEL
44
Living-room pieces : SOFAS
45
Playground item : TEETER
47
Rush-hour rarities : SEATS
49
Contest : RACE
51
Broke into pieces : SMASHED
55
What defendants are presumed to be : INNOCENT
59
Full of thorns : BRIERY
60
Hanger-on : LEECH
61
Record : TAPE
63
Decrease : PARE
64
Shaping machine : LATHE
65
English watercress : EKER
66
Always : EVER
67
Barnyard units : STIES
68
Corded fabrics : REPS
69
Crimson, scarlet, etc. : REDS
Down
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Dough : PASTE
2
Tree with nervous leaves : ASPEN
3
Tiniest : LEAST
4
Bed part : MATTRESS
5
Sayers of "I do" : BRIDES
6
Directed : LED
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Drinks : ADES
8
Vessels : BOATS
9
Jazz singer Billie : HOLIDAY
10
Green or ripe treats : OLIVES
11
French dream : REVE
12
Warm-water fish : SIER
13
Odds' partner : ENDS
21
Port on Sea of Azov : EISK
23
Wash lightly : RINSE
25
Auto : SEDAN
28
Kind of tax : SALES
30
Kind of bathing : SURF
31
Where the Amur flows : ASIA
32
Containers : URNS
33
Junior heel : BRAT
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Rub the wrong way : RILE
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Like a drone : IDLE
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Capri, etc. : ISLES
40
Mockery : FARCE
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Hearsay expert : GOSSIPER
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Georgia crop : PEACHES
44
Main actor in a play : STAR
46
Lozenge : TROCHE
48
Reddish-yellow shades : AMBERS
50
Record : ENTER
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Give the ___-ho : HEAVE
53
Made a mistake : ERRED
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Color-changers : DYERS
55
Misfortunes : ILLS
56
Groovy : NEAT
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Pacific grass : NETI
58
Receive : TAKE
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Go : PEP

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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