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New York Times, Monday, December 14, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,793

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Across
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Symbol of Christ : LAMB
5
Culprit's standby : ALIBI
10
Fidel's kin : RAUL
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Twelfth-century date : IIOI
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Parlor purchase : DIVAN
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First name in jazz : ELLA
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Fad of an earlier era : FLAGPOLESITTING
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Xerxes's queen : ESTHER
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Calif. tourist lure : SEQUOIAS
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Where to find Eugene: Abbr. : OREG
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Like some knives : DULL
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Haberdashery buy : TROUSERS
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Der Führer's ally : ILDUCE
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Mother wit, with 41 Across : HORSE
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Diners at Duffy's Tavern : ELITE
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Peruvian coin : SOL
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Additional : ELSE
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Intoxicating : HEADY
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Unit in linguistics : MORA
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Worker's org. : ILO
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See 33 Across : SENSE
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Gun support : MOUNT
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Press Secretary Ziegler : RONALD
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Sandwich favorite : HAMONRYE
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Prefix with phone and ton : MEGA
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Marsh bird : SORA
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Tavern order : TWOBEERS
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Doone et al. : LORNAS
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See 17 Across : MARATHONDANCING
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Maple genus : ACER
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Willow : OSIER
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Go gunning : HUNT
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Well-known Parker : NOSY
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Diarist : PEPYS
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Affirmations : YEAS
Down
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"___ on the Mississippi" : LIFE
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Is below par : AILS
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Rampart's relative : MOAT
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Background for gangster films : BIGHOUSE
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Renee of the silents : ADOREE
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Diamond follower : LIL
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Founded : BASED
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Sinful action : INIQUITY
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Changed one's story : RETOLD
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Hawaiian royalty : ALII
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Falters : LAGS
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Dark blue : PERSE
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Material for veils : TULLE
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Village area : GREEN
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Pronoun : THEIR
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Viking leader : ROLLO
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Bean : ORSON
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Price cut : SLASH
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"Forgive ___ trespasses" : USOUR
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Full of clichés : CORNY
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Intoxicate : ELATE
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Inventor's stock-in-trade : IDEAS
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Fly a certain way : HEDGEHOP
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Peasantry's opposite : MONARCHY
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Highway hazard : SLEET
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Slow-witted person : MORON
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Fiber plant : AMBARY
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Wisdom teeth : MOLARS
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Answered the alarm : AROSE
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Federal sleuth : TMAN
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Texas city : WACO
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Minnesota exports : ORES
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Barber's action : SNIP
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Savage Island language : NIUE
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Palindromist's girl : ANNA
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York and others: Abbr. : SGTS
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Pasha of Tunis : DEY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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