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New York Times, Monday, December 21, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { K Q V }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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C
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O
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I
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L
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E
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A
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R
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S
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E
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L
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B
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O
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W
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A
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W
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P
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T
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R
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B
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H
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J
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N
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S
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P
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S
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A
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L
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G
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M
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A
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S
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O
R
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B
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Y
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A
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D
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S
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W
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R
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F
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L
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E
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I
D
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A
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T
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C
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P
O
R
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L
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L
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C
A
R
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X
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R
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L
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H
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T
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E
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P
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A
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L
O
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T
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H
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O
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H
M
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A
B
E
R
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D
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O
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T
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A
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T
H
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M
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J
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F
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T
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A
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B
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I
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Z
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S
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,800
Across
1
Roll of stamps : COIL
5
Jug handles : EARS
9
Jostle : ELBOW
14
City on the Jumna : AGRA
15
Garment : WRAP
16
Opera-box sight : TIARA
17
American : BROTHERJONATHAN
20
Mr. in Belém : SENHOR
21
Uncorrupted : PRISTINE
22
His: Fr. : SES
23
Word with mat or mate : AUTO
24
Retardations : LAGS
25
After avril : MAI
27
Classify : SORT
29
Something secondary : BYE
31
Subventions : AIDS
33
Lbs. and ozs. : WTS
34
Fund-raising medium : RAFFLE
38
Thinks : IDEATES
40
Course tobacco : CAPORAL
41
Wound : LESION
42
Vehicle : CAR
43
Dry: Prefix : XERO
44
Wreath in Waipahu : LEI
45
Fervor : HEAT
47
Lamb, old style : EAN
48
Pole in Pamplona : PALO
51
Sparse : THIN
53
German physicist : OHM
55
Maryland proving ground : ABERDEEN
57
___ time : ONEATA
60
American of note : THOMASJEFFERSON
62
Of musical keys : TONAL
63
___ now : ASOF
64
Portend : BODE
65
Citizen of Tabriz : IRANI
66
Grecian Jupiter : ZEUS
67
Scientist-author : SNOW
Down
1
Hansoms : CABS
2
Blunderbore : OGRE
3
Old ___ : IRONSIDES
4
Shaping machine : LATHE
5
Pitcher : EWER
6
Timetable entry : ARR
7
Certain Hindus : RAJPUTS
8
Mutation, in biology : SPORT
9
Greek letters : ETAS
10
Spoiler of Biblical vines : LITTLEFOX
11
Brazilian state : BAHIA
12
Zoo favorite : ORANG
13
Draws to a close : WANES
18
The shay's motive power : HOSS
19
Nebraska river : NIOBRARA
23
Carney and Linkletter : ARTS
25
Armor : MAIL
26
Adjutant : AIDE
28
Nineteenth-cent. U. S. utopianists : OWENITES
30
Pacific island : YAP
32
Bluejacket : SAILORMAN
35
Member of a world-wide order : FREEMASON
36
Zhivago's love : LARA
37
N. C. college : ELON
39
Drive a nail obliquely : TOE
40
French port : CAEN
42
Shade of red : CHINESE
46
Bodily vigor : TONE
48
Operatic great : PATTI
49
Loathe : ABHOR
50
Woman's name : LEONA
52
Region containing Mecca : HEJAZ
54
Rue and thyme : HERBS
56
Spanish surrealist : DALI
57
Switch positions : OFFS
58
Fuss : TODO
59
Once more : ANEW
61
Foolish: Fr. : FOU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 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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