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New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 6, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,169

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Across
1
Short, for short : ABBR
5
Deed : ACT
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Treatment : USAGE
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Farewell in the Forum : VALE
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___-jongg : MAH
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Meal : REPAST
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Happy : GLADSOME
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Existing: Lat. : INESSE
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Message, with 54 Across : CHRISTMAS
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___ avion : PAR
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Chinese green : LOKAO
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Celebration times : HOLIDAYS
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Location of 35 Across : EAST
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Distort : WARP
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Kind of durance : VILE
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Strife : WAR
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Famed Biblical sight : STAROFBETHLEHEM
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Chemical ending : INE
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Homeless one : WAIF
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Spleen : IRE
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Wing length : SPAN
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Steady : FIRM
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Narrow gap : SLIT
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Yule items : PACKAGES
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Wings: Fr. : AILES
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Western Indian : UTE
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See 20 Across : GREETINGS
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Give ground : RETIRE
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One of 7 Down : MELCHIOR
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Kerry port : TRALEE
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English cathedral town : ELY
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Ferber : EDNA
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Van ___ belt : ALLEN
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Teachers' assn. : NEA
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Profound : DEEP
Down
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Batting statistic: Abbr. : AVG
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___ masqué : BAL
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Part of Turkey's border : BLACKSEA
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Cardinal : REDHAT
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Rotating machine pieces : CAMS
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Followers of 35 Across : THETHREEWISEMEN
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Sheep of Asia : URIAL
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Feeling: Prefix : SENSI
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Copy : APE
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One of 7 Down : GASPAR
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Dissertations : ESSAYS
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Concise : TERSE
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Theater sign : SRO
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Floor implement : MOP
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Allows : LETS
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Kiln : OAST
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"___ Mable" : DERE
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Mate : WIFE
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Vestment : ALB
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___ Braun : VON
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Notion : WHIM
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Landon : ALF
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Skater's place : RINK
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Coating material : TAR
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San Francisco feature : HILLSIDE
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Canal : ERIE
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Shea tenants : METS
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Brief spell of energy : SPURT
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Roman saucer : PATERA
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Medical liquid : ACETAL
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Charge : FEE
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Breathed, as in relief : SIGHED
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Concede : AGREE
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Yule color : GREEN
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Old: Abbr. : ANC
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Far off: Prefix : TELE
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Writer Ehrenburg : ILYA
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Faulty : ILL
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Unit : ONE
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Communicate in a way : RAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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