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New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q U Y }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,166
Across
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King's superior : ACE
4
Take ___ at (try) : ASTAB
9
Enfolded, poetically : WRAPT
14
Smoked salmon : LOX
15
Western shrub : CHICO
16
Greeting : HELLO
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Take hold of : LATCHONTO
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Eastern faith : ISLAM
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Banished : EXILED
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Posts : STATIONS
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___ in (takes aim) : ZEROS
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French bards : POETES
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Saratoga : SPA
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Subject of Frost poem : WINDOWTREE
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Ohio city : AKRON
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Bricklayers : MASONS
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Lassie, for one : PET
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Before : ERE
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Encore at La Scala : BIS
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Superplane : SST
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Activates : EXERTS
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Natural earth : OCHRE
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Statements : ASSERTIONS
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"I ___ a cock to Asclepius" : OWE
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Haystack yield : NEEDLE
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Playground gear : SWING
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Diffused : PERVADED
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___ the public : OPENTO
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Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
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Sweet cocktail : ALEXANDER
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Miss Venner : ELSIE
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Occupied : TAKEN
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Assn. : ORG
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Worked in the yard : RAKED
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Anthony and family : EDENS
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Trouble : WOE
Down
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"Comment ___ vous?" : ALLEZ
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Wheedles : COAXES
3
Uproots : EXTIRPATES
4
Tooth problems : ACHES
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Protected the hoofs : SHOD
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Material for an Oz man : TIN
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Follows up : ACTSON
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Kicked : BOOTED
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Twain paint : WHITEWASH
10
Fights : RESISTS
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16 Across in Montreal : ALLO
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Scheme : PLAN
13
Thumb and others : TOMS
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Dagger's companion : CLOAK
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Nuclear physics : ATOMICS
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Yearn : PINE
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Suiting : WORSTED
27
Church feature : ROSEWINDOW
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Letters : ENS
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Superlative ending : EST
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Withdrew : RETREATED
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Princess's problem : PEA
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Instances: Abbr. : EXS
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Dog's delight : BONE
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Sends back: Fr. : RENVOIE
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Aftermath : ROWEN
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Imagine : IDEATE
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"When all the world is ___" : OLDLAD
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Medical prefix : ENTERO
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Reaches across : SPANS
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Be greedy : GORGE
50
Nobleman : PEER
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Signora : ELLA
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Dare : RISK
53
Beasts : OXEN
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___ out (make do) : EKE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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