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New York Times, Saturday, November 27, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { B F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,141
Across
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Flying group: Abbr. : ATC
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Rope fiber : HEMP
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Gorilla or chimpanzee : MANAPE
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Partner of sundry: Abbr. : VAR
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Running track : OVAL
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Likenesses : IMAGES
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Literary scraps : ANA
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Emporium : RETAILSTORE
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"Blankets for Sale," for one : INDIANSIGN
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N.H. state flowers : LILACS
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Compass point : NNE
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Essence : MEAT
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Landscape : SCENE
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Reservoirs : CISTERNS
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Elevation: Abbr. : ALT
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Lisi : VIRNA
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Think : OPINE
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One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Geese genus : ANSER
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Kind of code : PENAL
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Hood and Rainier: Abbr. : MTS
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Shawnee chief : TECUMSEH
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On the ball : SHARP
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Tiff : SPAT
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Devoured : ATE
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First game : OPENER
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Wagon-train cry : WESTWARDHO
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Brandt, Adenauer, et al. : WESTGERMANS
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Nature in the ___ : RAW
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More pretentious : ARTIER
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Astringent : ALUM
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Letter : ESS
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Chitchats : GASSES
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Fiber knots : NEPS
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"___ done him wrong" : SHE
Down
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Serves : AVAILS
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Acid in tea : TANNIC
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Infancy : CRADLE
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Greeley : HORACE
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Levels : EVENS
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Place and door : MATS
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Eye of a sort : PLAINCLOTHESMAN
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Pooh creator's family : MILNES
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Times of day: Abbr. : AMS
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___ King Cole : NAT
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Long, long, ___ : AGO
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Apiece : PER
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Direction : ESE
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Kindles : IGNITES
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Scottish name : IAN
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Chow ___ : MEIN
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Sins : ERRS
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Boleyn : ANNE
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Nicholas : TSAR
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Power agency: Abbr. : TVA
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Current-measuring device : AMMETER
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Chooses : OPTS
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Bird sound : PEEP
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Peruvian : INCA
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Of the sea: Abbr. : NAUT
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Tree : ELM
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Wood cutters : SAWERS
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Spurts of energy : SPASMS
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Pronoun : HER
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Revolutionary spy et al. : ANDRES
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Talk over : REHASH
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Singer Juliet : PROWSE
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Confess : OWNUP
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Fairy ___ : TALE
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Jokester : WAG
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Pitcher's record: Abbr. : ERA
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Roads: Abbr. : STS
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"My country, ___ . . ." : TIS
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Turn right : GEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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