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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1970

39-Down : Part of a vending machine

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,804
Across
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Provençal love songs : ALBAS
6
Feigns : ACTS
10
Bulldog : YALE
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Gaiety : MIRTH
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Arab sailing vessel : DHOW
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Asian range : URAL
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Watered silk : MOIRE
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Region : AREA
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Byway : LANE
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Actress Dickinson : ANGIE
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Chandelier décor : MISTLETOE
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Beset : HARASS
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Light upon : HIT
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School subject : ART
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Blind part : SLAT
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Animal identification : EARTAG
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Autumn pear : BOSC
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Hard wood : ELM
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Asian capital : SEOUL
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Building pier : ANTA
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"___ on earth ... " : PEACE
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S. A. wildcat : EYRA
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Meager : SCANT
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Roman god : SOL
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European river basin : SAAR
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Large numbers : HORDES
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One waiting in ambush : LIER
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French marshal : NEY
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Jabber : YAP
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Oppressive things : INCUBI
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Fireplace décor : STOCKINGS
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French parent : MAMAN
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Yakutsk's river : LENA
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Eye make-up used in East : KOHL
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City near Florence : PRATO
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"Unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Capital of Nord : LILLE
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Skirt feature : GORE
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Biblical verb : DOST
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Display frame : EASEL
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Abbess : AMMA
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Symbol of Britain : LION
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Guide for the Wise Men : BRIGHTSTAR
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Roman halls : ATRIA
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Swerves : SHEERS
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Water : ADAMSALE
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Festive sight : CHRISTMASLIGHTS
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On one's ___ : TOES
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Envelop : SWATHE
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Evergreens : YULETREES
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Woolen: It. : LANO
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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English limestone : LIAS
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Syrian city, to Frenchmen : ALEP
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Disconcert : ABASH
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Atlantic croaker : RONCO
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Items in Santa's bag : TOYANIMALS
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Emanations : AURAE
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Dazzling : GLARY
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Sweetshop novelty : CANDYCANE
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Part of a vending machine : COINSLOT
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Kind of power: Abbr. : ELEC
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Ship wood : TEAK
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Like some fences : SPIKED
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Become mussed : RUMPLE
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Princewood : BARIA
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Lava : SLAG
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People of Uganda : TESO
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___ about : ONOR
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Emphatic negative : NONO
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Tamarisk : ATLE
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December song : NOEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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