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New York Times, Friday, December 10, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,154

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Across
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Stadium : SHEA
5
Kind of degree : NTH
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Tear : RENT
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Notch made in cutting : KERF
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Burr : AARON
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Always : EVER
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Direction : EAST
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Flora and fauna : BIOTA
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Wine and ___ : DINE
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Second three colors of rainbow : GREENBLUEVIOLET
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Female ruff : REE
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Indistinct : BLEAR
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Form number for April 15 : IO4O
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Smith and Kaline : ALS
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Headpieces : TAMS
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Sailors' saint : ELMO
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Beverage : ADE
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Showy : ORNATE
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___ dyed (did a coloring job) : TIEDAND
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Fish-smoking ship : DROGHER
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Xavier and family : CUGATS
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Civil or Punic : WAR
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"I'm all ___" : EARS
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Willie : MAYS
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Electrical unit : OHM
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River in Northumberland : TYNE
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With 9 Down, a monkey's credo : SEENO
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Sheep : EWE
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Constituents of a rainbow : REFRACTEDCOLORS
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Samoan port : APIA
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Wreak ___ : HAVOC
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Social or mountain : LION
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One-third of Caesar's dispatch : VIDI
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___ citato : OPERE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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College course: Abbr. : ECON
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Fine fur: Abbr. : ERM
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Coach Ewbank : WEEB
Down
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Part of a keel : SKEG
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Listen to : HEAR
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Gaelic : ERSE
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When Noah might have seen a rainbow : AFTER4ODAYSRAIN
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Brad or spike : NAIL
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Bother : TROUBLE
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Tourists' lodgings : HOTELS
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First three colors of rainbow : REDORANGEYELLOW
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See 43 Across : EVIL
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Allowance for waste : TRET
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French cleric : ABBE
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Part of a church : NAVE
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Medical: Prefix : IATRO
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Ancient Troy : ILIUM
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Finis : OMEGA
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Do arithmetic : ADD
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U.S. naval writer : MAHAN
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Metric measure : STERE
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Catch-all abbr. : ETC
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Bobby of hockey : ORR
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Perplexed : ATSEA
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Obstruct : DAM
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Pronoun : WHOEVER
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Recorded : ONTAPE
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___ on the aisle : TWO
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Behold! : ECCE
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Review for an S.R.O. : RAVE
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Heroic : EPIC
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Name for a dog : FIDO
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Campus quarters : DORM
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French river : OISE
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Sound of surf : ROTE
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Reprimand: Scot. : SNEB

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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