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New York Times, Thursday, November 12, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 393 (avg 2.10)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,761

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Turner : LANA
5
Candy : TAFFY
10
Circle of water : MOAT
14
Animals : OXEN
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Banish : EXILE
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Time ___ half : ANDA
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Linen fiber : FLAX
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Link : NEXUS
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Designations for secret papers of 1790's : XYZS
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So-so : TEPID
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Application-blank query : SEX
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Makes friends : MIXES
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Audience : EAR
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Slacken : RELAX
28
Helped : ABETTED
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___ yellow leaf (old age) : SEREAND
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Crafty : FOXY
37
Army V.I.P. : GEN
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Doctor's instrument : XYSTER
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Live : ARE
41
Ship wrecked off U.S. in 1928 : VESTRIS
43
Gardner : AVA
44
José's operatic victim : CARMEN
46
Ad ___ : HOC
47
Beaver skin : PLEW
48
Lengths : EXTENTS
50
Vexes : BOTHERS
52
Mastodon features : TUSKS
54
Recent: Prefix : NEO
55
Historian's concerns : DATES
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Querying words : EHS
60
Medit. ship : XEBEC
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Resembling: Suffix : ULAR
65
Seat : STOOL
67
Defendant's plea : NOLO
68
___-Coburg : SAXE
69
Florida city : OCALA
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Corn lily : IXIA
71
Tennyson lady : ENID
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Garden flowers : PHLOX
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Roman portico : XYST
Down
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Attic : LOFT
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Shaft : AXLE
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Certain tide : NEAP
4
Care : ANXIETY
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Commandment number : TEN
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Cuts : AXES
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Jack-of-all-trades : FIXER
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Melts : FLUXES
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Kind of man : YES
10
Brazilian dances : MAXIXES
11
Cameo stone : ONYX
12
Dressing tool : ADZE
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Russian agency : TASS
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Grammar case: Abbr. : DAT
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Queen of Scots et al. : MARYS
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Rulers : REGENTS
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Wordbook : LEXICON
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In front : AFACE
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Cleansing agent : BORAX
30
Put into action : EXERT
31
___ Plaines : DES
33
Part of a Dickens title : ATALE
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Emphatic negation : NEVER
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Attracts : DRAWS
38
Indefinite degree : NTH
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Planet : VENUS
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Plunder : ROB
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Like household gas or water : METERED
47
Western capital : PHOENIX
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Draft : SKETCH
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Lone-Star nickname : TEX
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Marine hazard : SHOAL
55
Eleonora of stage : DUSE
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King or Ladd : ALAN
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Urban vehicle : TAXI
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Kind of flight : SOLO
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Squarish : BOXY
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Yale men : ELIS
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Layer : COAT
65
Bribe : SOP
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Negligent : LAX

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

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