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New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,789

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Convivial : FESTAL
7
Popular winter resort : BAHAMAS
14
Appearance : ASPECT
15
One with no future : LAMEDUCK
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Came home, at Shea : SCORED
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Repetition : ITERANCY
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Hirsute : HAIRY
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N.L. player : ASTRO
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"Kings ___" : ROW
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Unpropitiously : ILLY
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"For ___ sake" : PETES
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Dumb one : DORA
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Acapulco wave : OLA
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What the doctor did : DOSED
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"For I am poor and ___" : NEEDY
27
Drink : NOG
28
Southern college : ELON
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Bullfight arena section : SOL
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Parsimonious ones : PENNYPINCHERS
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Kennel sound : YIP
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___ contendere : NOLO
37
Dynamo data: Abbr. : EHP
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Spikes, as a drink : LACES
42
Washington name : AGNEW
43
Slight difference: Abbr. : VAR
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Homme d'___ (statesman) : ETAT
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Old Turkish coin : ASPER
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Bolivian river : BENI
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Degree in religion : THB
48
___ Bill : PECOS
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Fine vases : MINGS
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Coasts : SEASIDES
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Enthusiastic cry : GUNGHO
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Harmless : INNOCENT
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Of certain mountains : ANDEAN
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Most adroit : NEATEST
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Informal word for a wife : MISSIS
Down
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Vogue : FASHION
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Bake potatoes in sauce : ESCALLOP
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Fruiterer's concern : SPOILAGE
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Kind of cloth : TERRY
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___-deucy : ACEY
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Relative of inc. : LTD
7
Faced the pitcher : BATTED
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New World residents: Abbr. : AMERS
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V.I.P. of silents : HERO
10
Nabokov character : ADA
11
Smokeless-powder inventor : MUNROE
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Harmony : ACCORD
13
High road : SKYWAY
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Grapevine's relative : LISTENINGPOST
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Fabulist : AESOP
22
Surgeon's problem : POLYP
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Take out : DELE
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French muralist : DENIS
26
Slangy negative : NOHOW
29
Hard: Prefix : SCLER
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Da's opposite : NYET
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Roman date : NONES
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Gets even : REVENGES
34
Spirit away : SHANGHAI
38
Folsom et al. : PRISONS
39
Admits : LETSIN
40
Greek goddess : ATHENE
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Beach sight : CABANA
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Climb : ASCENT
45
Mosquito genus : AEDES
46
Ties securely : BINDS
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Former Indian coin : PICE
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Stage and screen name : MUNI
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Tipsy one : SOT
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Rita : GAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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