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New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,791
Across
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Basket fiber : RAFFIA
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Fine leather: Abbr. : MOR
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Hamlet, in Africa : DORP
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Straying : ERRING
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Long time : AGE
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Standout : ONER
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Purloined : STOLEN
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Vote : YEA
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Quadrille set : LETE
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Author of "Trelawney of the Wells" : PINERO
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Greets : WELCOMES
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Devotee: Suffix : IST
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Both: Prefix : AMBI
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Subnormals : MORONS
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To, in Glasgow : TAE
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Mother of Aphrodite : DIONE
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Pass-catcher : END
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Gore : INSET
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Suspicious : QUEER
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Shoo! : SCAT
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Home to a frau : HAUS
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Linguini : PASTA
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African animal : OKAPI
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Span: Abbr. : BRG
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Improvise : ADLIB
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Canonical hour : NONES
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"___ the ramparts ... " : OER
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Lustrous : PEARLY
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Spanish painter : SERT
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Service org. : USO
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Plea : ENTREATY
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Of medicine : IATRIC
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Fixed course : ROTE
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Fall back : LAG
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Nonpoisonous : EDIBLE
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Cuchulainn's wife : EMER
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Stalled car : NOGOER
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Family members : DADS
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___ Arbor : ANN
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Pollsters' studies : TRENDS
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Pause : RESPITE
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Craftsman : ARTISAN
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Faced : FRONTED
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Rasp : FILE
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Like some stains : INERADICABLE
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Nicknames : AGNOMINA
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Woodruff-flavored punch : MAYWINE
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Molding : OGEE
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Sphere : REALM
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Sad : DOLOROUS
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Room for ___ : ONEMORE
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Tighten up again : RETENSE
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Tailor-shop worker : PRESSER
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Pizarro or Cortés : CONQUISTADOR
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Hub : BOSTON
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Fuel gas : ETHANE
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Bar equipment : STIRRERS
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Medical dose : APERIENT
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Worked on the walls : PAPERED
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Benign tumor : ADENOMA
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Like a venetian blind : SLATTED
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Famed visitor to Glassboro : KOSYGIN
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Kentucky specialty : BOURBON
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Sprang back : RESILED
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Certain dealers : GROCERS
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Crimean city : YALTA
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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