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New York Times, Thursday, December 23, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 239 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,167
Across
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___ at work : MEN
4
Vegetable : BROCCOLI
12
Set in a row : ALINE
14
City-room figure : REPORTER
15
Devil : SATAN
16
“Rose Marie,” etc. : OPERETTAS
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Electric chair, to cons : HOTSEAT
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Like tartar steak : RAW
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Truth personified : UNA
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Letter : ESS
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Large S.A. bird : RHEA
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Caesar : SID
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Bronx, for one: Abbr. : BOR
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Make amends : ATONE
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Run a business : MANAGE
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Clerical appellation : REVEREND
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Raising Cain : ONATEAR
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Certain eggs : DEVILED
42
Losing money : INTHERED
44
Della and Pee Wee : REESES
45
Literary work : ESSAY
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“___ longa . . . ” : ARS
47
Belfry denizen : BAT
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True : REAL
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Stopping place: Abbr. : STA
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Whitney : ELI
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___ cent : PER
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Flexible : PLASTIC
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Private chat : TETEATETE
64
Knife’s edge : BLADE
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Detergent : CLEANSER
66
Roman spirits : LARES
67
Makes notches : SERRATES
68
Farm animal : EWE
Down
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Catchers’ gear : MITTS
2
Namesakes of Spanish queen : ENAS
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
4
Watery soup : BROTH
5
Fabric : REP
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Did a tonsil job : OPERATED
7
Girl’s name : CORA
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Work gang : CREW
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Mel : OTT
10
“___be gay” : LETUS
11
Mideasterner : IRANI
12
Tennis star : ASHE
13
Asian country : LAOS
17
___ sack : SAD
19
Overdue debts : ARREARS
24
Attention : EAR
26
Wash : BATHE
27
Pointed arches : OGEES
29
Comprehensive : OVERALL
30
“___too late” : NEVER
31
Great Lakes Indians : ERIES
32
Indo-Chinese tribe : MOI
33
Sheridan or Harding : ANN
34
Writer Benchley, to friends : NAT
36
City railways : ELS
37
Wedding-story word : NEE
38
Dental degree : DDS
40
Seize again : REARREST
43
Color : DYE
47
Mutuel item : BET
48
Waugh et al. : ALECS
49
Novelist’s concern : TITLE
51
Mimics : APERS
52
Gaze : STARE
53
Ebb or rip : TIDE
54
Tennis points : ACES
56
TV’s Jack : PAAR
57
Heating vessel : ETNA
59
Up to : ABLE
60
Side dish : SLAW
62
Poetic word : EER
63
Golf gadget : TEE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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