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New York Times, Thursday, December 16, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,160

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Across
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Pedestal part, in Italy : ABACO
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Employs : USES
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Resins : LACS
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Hale character : NOLAN
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Hard wood : TEAK
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Oriental nanny : AMAH
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Dress material : TULLE
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Port of Israel : ACRE
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Genus of frogs : RANA
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Walks heavily : STAMPS
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One kind of motive : ULTERIOR
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Save on restaurant bills : EATIN
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Devised, as a word : COINED
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Take under one's wing : BEFRIEND
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Ugly one : HAG
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Metric measure : ARE
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Improve a lawn : RESOD
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Mentioned : NAMED
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Kind of baby talk : LISP
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Organ's ancestor : REGAL
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Wine valley of Calif. : NAPA
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Went out with : DATED
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Precept : TENET
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Friend of dash : DOT
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Syria, Israel, etc. : NEAREAST
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Famous streetcar : DESIRE
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"He ___ a God of the dead . . . " : ISNOT
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Warship feature : ARMAMENT
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Sahara nomad : TUAREG
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Security Council vote : NYET
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Promote, at the track : TOUT
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Flamboyance : BLARE
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Operate a glider : SOAR
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Take on : HIRE
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Girl's name : LINDA
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'iggins to his friends : ENRY
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Kind of power: Abbr. : ELEC
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Down : EIDER
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Picnic insects : ANTS
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Garden feature : BOUT
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Nazimova : ALLA
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Less disturbed : CALMER
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Poker holding : ONEPAIR
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Miss Hagen : UTA
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Inheritance by next to oldest : SECUNDOGENITURE
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___ of Avon : EARL
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Artist's dry run : SKETCH
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Lumberman's high moccasin : LARRIGAN
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At full speed : AMAIN
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Go paddling : CANOE
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Archeologist's find : SHARD
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It's bum at times : STEER
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Auroral : EOAN
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Photo addition : INSET
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Undisguised : BALD
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Ending for song or slug : FEST
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Tivoli customers : DANES
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W.W. I spy name : MATA
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Traditional poetry : EPOS
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Piercing look : DART
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Child-care science : PEDIATRY
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Inclined, British style : LEANT
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Campus place : DORM
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"___ in River City" : TROUBLE
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Grow canines : TEETHE
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And others: Lat. : ETALII
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___ macabre : DANSE
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Genus of fossil lobster : ERYON
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Prepare a lab slide : SMEAR
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Short fiber : NOIL
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Cobbling strip : RAND
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Earth: Ger. : ERDE
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Low or high : GEAR
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Dick : TEC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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