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New York Times, Thursday, November 18, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,132
Across
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Fern of Polynesia : TARA
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Sign in a French shop : TABAC
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Milk: Prefix : LACT
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Collar : ETON
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Israeli port : ELATH
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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Volcano : ETNA
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Straight: Prefix : RECTI
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Child's creation : MUDPIE
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Explosive forces : KILOTONS
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Loosen : UNDO
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Perry, for one: Abbr. : CDRE
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Certain rulers : PHARAOHS
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Redeem the hard way : RANSOM
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Paeans : HYMNS
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Kind of seal : EARED
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Uno, due, ___ : TRE
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Late golfer Tony : LEMA
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Barkley : ALBEN
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Commits a crime : ROBS
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Three ___ match : ONA
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Housetop of a certain shape : MROOF
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Pay : REMIT
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Conch : XANCUS
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Andean lake : TITICACA
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Pacific cloth : TAPA
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Horse : CHESTNUT
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Zodiac sign : GEMINI
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Elan : ZEST
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Embodiment : IMAGE
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Times in Roman lives : IDES
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Lawgiver : SOLON
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Fish : EELS
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Profligate : ROUE
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Musical chord : TRIAD
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Depend on : RELY
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Pour : TEEM
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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___ de jambe : ROND
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Peak first scaled in 1950 : ANAPURNA
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Shipworm : TEREDO
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Bar order : ALE
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Quarter, half or full : BACK
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Storage area : ATTIC
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Members of Longfellow's hour : CHILDREN
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Heed : LISTEN
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Voice : ALTO
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Family : CLAN
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Novel heroine : TESS
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Claire and others : INAS
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Hawaiian blueberry : OHELO
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Garden flower : PHLOX
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Carrion eater : HYENA
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City of Jordan : AMMAN
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Shoe for Hans Brinker : SABOT
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Small orifice : STOMA
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Spherical : ORBIC
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Perle : MESTA
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Adjust again : REFIT
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Certain criminal : ARSONIST
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Famed French beauty and wit : RECAMIER
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Obligation : MUST
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Ready : RIPE
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Stronghold : CASTLE
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Last part : TAGEND
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On-dit : RUMOR
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Ruler : CZAR
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Leander's beloved : HERO
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Genesis brother : ESAU
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Indian bridal gift : TALI
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Form of Helen : NELL
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French commune : ISSY
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Tibetan gazelle : GOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 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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