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STRAINED RELATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1971

Author:
Edward J. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
Edward J. O'Brien has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,156
Across
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Hersey town : ADANO
6
Like a cupola : DOMAL
11
Iraqi port : BASRA
16
Gives the slip : ELUDES
17
Oil alcohol : ELEMOL
19
Card games : ECARTES
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Mrs. Bailey : MOTHEROFPEARL
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"___ crowd" : THREESA
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Former film director : INCE
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Adjective suffix : IAL
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Phobia about relatives? : KINDREAD
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Play or bull : PEN
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Glass oven : LEHR
30
Old Korean : CHOSENESE
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Exodus locale : REDSEA
34
Isle off New Caledonia : UEN
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Cupid : EROS
37
Hair: Prefix : PIL
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Succors : AIDS
40
Five: Prefix : PENTA
42
Height: Abbr. : ALT
43
"A breath reeking ___" : OFONIONS
46
Famous track : ASCOT
47
Broke fast : ATE
48
Hesitate : FALTER
49
Beret : TAM
52
___ soda : SAL
53
"Let him save himself ___ Christ" : IFHEBE
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Panay native : ATI
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Type of film : SILENT
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Petition : SUE
60
Fine lace : VAL
61
Literary monogram : RLS
63
First Chinese dynasty : HSIA
65
Rainbow : IRIS
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Bella Abzug, for one : WOMANOFTHEHOUSE
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Hindu music : RAGA
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Wagering words : IBET
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Sadat's realm : UAR
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Compass point : NNW
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Little mo. : FEB
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Chess piece: Abbr. : BHP
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Lawful, in León : LICITO
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Eureka! : AHA
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Not C.O.D. : PPD
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French evergreen : CYPRES
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Profane, in Hawaii : NOA
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Repeatedly : OFTEN
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Foreseen uses, in patent law : PRIORART
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Level tract: Abbr. : PLN
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Hawaiian anchovies : NEHUS
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Castle crossing : MOAT
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Turkish hat: Var. : FES
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Indies or River : EAST
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Geneviève, for one : STE
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Dr. King had one : ADREAM
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Clarinet material : KOKRAWOOD
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Cholers : IRES
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Befuddled: Scot. : REE
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Buddy's dad : PAPABAER
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South Bend campus : NDU
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Battle site of '44 : STLO
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Satisfied : CONTENT
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Young Weld : TUESDAYSCHILD
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Confines : INTERNS
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Place for red-eye : SALOON
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Blood disease : UREMIA
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Blockheads : ASSES
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"A House ___ a Home" : ISNOT
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Pries : NOSES
Down
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Friendless : ALONE
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Rembrandt, to some : DUTCHUNCLE
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Go by, as rules : ADHERETO
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Society-page word : NEE
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Courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
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Rob of beauty : DEFLORATE
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Bullfinch: Var. : OLP
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Most submissive : MEEKEST
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With full force : AMAIN
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Greene : LORNE
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Larded, in cooking : BARDE
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Common verb : ARE
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Adele Astaire : STEPSISTER
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Sow again : RESEED
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Yoga postures : ASANAS
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Ludwig : EMIL
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Jurists' degrees : LLDS
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Summer, in Strasbourg : ETE
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De Gaulle relative : CHARLIESAUNT
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Missouri River dam : OAHE
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Do a new wax job : REPOLISH
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Lone male sibling : SOLEBROTHER
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Topping or Cupid : DAN
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Homegrown, in Havana : NATIVO
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Bank abbr. : INT
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Bridge call : PASS
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Son of Isaac : ESAU
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Two ___ kind : OFA
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Tom Clark, to Ramsey, in a way : FATHERINLAW
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Mouth: Prefix : ORI
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Biblical town near Tyre : AHLAB
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Rainier et al. : MTS
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Horace's folks : FAMILYOFMANN
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Sprite : ELF
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Palter : LIE
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Symington, to friends : STU
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Part of ancient Greece : IONIA
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Cold or price : WAR
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Cornhusker's home : NEBRASKA
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March : HAL
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Takes a lady-like dive : SWOONS
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Type of session : RAP
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Zeus and Hera : GODPARENTS
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Years in the priesthood : FATHERTIME
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Alas, for Caesar : EHEU
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Anathemas : BANS
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Chem. prefix : ACI
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L.A. time zone : PST
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In accord : CONSONANT
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Before, before : PRE
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Prepossessions : FETISHES
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Drew : PEARSON
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Davenport : MARCIA
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Greek halls : ODEONS
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West Indian bird : TODY
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Mimics : APERS
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Abbreviations for "he died" : OBTS
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Island of 50th state : KAUAI
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Sways : REELS
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North Bornean : DUSUN
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Havelock : ELLIS
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Drink mix : SODA
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Liquid units: Abbr. : PTS
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Word with total or off : TEE
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Type of dad : DOO
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___-Magnon : CRO

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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