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New York Times, Tuesday, December 14, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,158
Across
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Soft stuff, at times : SOAP
5
Herb : BASIL
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Salad ingredient : CRAB
14
She was "Born Free" : ELSA
15
Pineapple : ANANA
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Nimbus : HALO
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Wreaths : LEIS
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Symbol of plenty : CORNUCOPIA
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Fellini film : LASTRADA
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Castle denizens : GHOSTS
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Between raw and medium : RARE
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___ and that : THIS
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Diverse : VARIED
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Allende's people : CHILEANS
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U.S. Indian : ERIE
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"No man is an ___ . . . " : ISLAND
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Soak : RET
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More or ___ : LESS
37
River of China : CHANG
38
Pain : ACHE
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Not identified: Abbr. : UNK
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Island of Society group : MOOREA
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Uncontaminated : PURE
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Boston event : MASSACRE
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Absorbs fervidly : LAPSUP
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Long walk : HIKE
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Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
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Familiarize : ORIENT
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Adds sugar : SWEETENS
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Deceptive : MISLEADING
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Adjective suffix : ICAL
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Injurious : EVIL
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Among: Prefix : INTER
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Oz-story dog : TOTO
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Petrarch's love : LAURA
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" . . . were Paradise ___" : ENOW
Down
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Trade : SELL
2
European evergreen : OLEA
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Used-merchandise sign : ASIS
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Baked goodies : PASTRIES
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Apéritif : BACARDICOCKTAIL
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Cathode's partner : ANODE
7
Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
8
Tavern : INN
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Longfellow girl in "Children's Hour" : LAUGHINGALLEGRA
10
Opt : CHOOSE
11
Talks : RAPS
12
Came to rest : ALIT
13
Neckpieces : BOAS
19
Minor : CHILD
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Girl's name : RAE
24
Title in "Macbeth" : THANE
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Soft palate : VELUM
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Theater of a kind : ARENA
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Hazards : RISKS
28
Irish county : CLARE
29
Corneal deposit : ARCUS
30
Indian leader : NEHRU
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Sheer : STEEP
34
Dinah : SHORE
38
Liking : APPETITE
40
"As ___ goes . . . " : MAINE
43
Beach gleanings : SHELLS
45
American humorist : ADE
47
Proprietor : OWNER
48
Sign : OMEN
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Split : RIVE
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Wife of Osiris : ISIS
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In ___ (in place) : SITU
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College course: Abbr. : ECON
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Pact name : NATO
54
Poky : SLOW
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Genetic initials : DNA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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