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New York Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 238 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,103
Across
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Bench, in Paris : BANC
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Pauling : LINUS
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Six or seven in a game : SLAM
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Olive genus : OLEA
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"___ ear . . . " : INONE
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Account : TALE
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Bank-account items : STATEMENTS
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Do ___ thing : ONES
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Set : COTERIE
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Swift-running bird : OSTRICH
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Slower, in music: Abbr. : RIT
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"___ the way" : IAM
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Like the neighbors' grass : GREENER
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Rule-book man : ROBERTS
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Outer covering : RIND
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Singer Bobby : DARIN
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Kind of straits : DIRE
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Doer: Suffix : IST
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U. S. cape : COD
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Iron mold : PIG
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Strip : PEEL
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Hinder : DETER
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Gourd or melon : PEPO
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Maddens : ENRAGES
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Enlarges a hole : REBORES
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Sal, for one : GAL
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Trifle : SOU
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Hit the ball hard : SLUGGED
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News accounts : STORIES
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Leonardo subject : LISA
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Wills' companions : TESTAMENTS
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River of Europe : ODER
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Acclamation : ECLAT
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Melee : RIOT
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Information : WORD
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Writer Joel : SAYRE
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___ souci : SANS
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Pear : BOSC
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Choir voice : ALTO
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Trim : NEAT
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Kind of affair : CATERED
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Circumscribed : LIMITED
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Denial in Dijon : NON
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Preposition : UNTO
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Term : SESSION
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Thundered : STORMED
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Wool: Prefix : LANI
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Templeton : ALEC
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Interlock : MESH
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Island of Tralee : ERIN
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Hunter : TAB
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Beef : GRIPE
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Up : RISEN
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Join : ENTER
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Dashes : RACES
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Legislative device : RIDER
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More mature : RIPER
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Worthless stuff : TRIPE
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Western lilies : SEGOS
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Go bad : ROT
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Sluggish : LAGGARD
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Takes out : DELETES
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Say again : RESTATE
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V.I.P.'s at tea : POURERS
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Quip : GAG
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Sonic ___ : BOOM
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Road sign : SLOW
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Neighbor of Venice : LIDO
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Addict : USER
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Ten: Prefix : DECA
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Night sight : STAR
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Amazon dolphin : INIA
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Collar : ETON
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Certain planes : SSTS
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Crafty : SLY

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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