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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1970

55-Across : Aromatic herb

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,796
Across
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Resort in West : TAHOE
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Prince of Wales: Abbr. : CHAS
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Asian priest : LAMA
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Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
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Assembly room : HALL
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Building beam : IBAR
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Substantive in grammar : NOMEN
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Share : ALLOTMENT
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Canadian football cup : GREY
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Lightens : ALLEVIATES
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Chosen: Abbr. : SEL
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Painted : COLORED
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French Guiana territory : ININI
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Ground together : GNASHED
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Excites : IGNITES
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Like an egg yolk : YELLOWY
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Bearing : MIEN
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To ___ : ATEE
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Lack : ABSENCE
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Salt and cocktail : SHAKERS
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More untidy : MESSIER
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Beach or bath : TOWEL
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Mission : CRUSADE
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Relative, for short : SIS
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Some tire workers : RETREADERS
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Sacrifice play : BUNT
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Aromatic herb : SPEARMINT
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Completely : QUITE
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Manner : VEIN
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Chemical suffix : ITOL
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Trapper's prize : PELT
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Part of a parrot's bill : CERE
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Nautical position : ABEAM
Down
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Projecting strips : TANGS
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Worships : ADORE
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Simplicity : HOMELINESS
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Mind : OBEY
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Poetic word : EEN
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Lightweight fabric : CHALLIS
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Shout : HALLO
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Hay fever : ALLERGY
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Serb or Croat : SLOVENE
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S. A. metropolis : LIMA
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Support : ABET
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Hair : MANE
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Buchwald and Carney : ARTS
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___ basin : TIDAL
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Topnotch : AONE
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Resident: Abbr. : CIT
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Muses and others : NINES
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Allay : SLAKE
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Accommodation : HOTELSUITE
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Pitcher : EWER
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Does a hair job : DYES
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Caliph : IMAM
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Sneer at : GIBE
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More exact : NICER
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Kind of arts : CERAMIC
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Learned : ERUDITE
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Catch unawares : STARTLE
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Scuttles : HODS
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Wonder : AWE
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Spanish title : SENOR
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Prefix for mural : INTRA
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James Watt's medium : STEAM
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Hostess's letters : RSVP
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Fencing weapon : EPEE
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Linden : TEIL
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Carry on : RANT
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Underground bud : BULB
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Between sine and non : QUA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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