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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,805
Across
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Offspring: Abbr. : DESC
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Short ride : SPIN
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Scarlett's milieu : TARA
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Pale color : AQUA
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Bustle : TODO
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Customers : USERS
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Dentist's gear : BURR
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Prolific writer : ANON
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Legbone : TIBIA
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Transmit : IMPART
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Postal initials : USM
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Bit : PIECE
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Iroquoian : CHEROKEE
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Scrap : WASTE
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Ocean routes : SEALANES
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Gets on : AGES
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Sack : PILLAGE
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Green light : YES
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Gather : COLLATE
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Yak away : JAW
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Crowlike : CORVINE
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Seafood : TUNA
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Most brief : SHORTEST
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Biblical underdog : DAVID
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City on the Yser : NIEUPORT
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Predicaments : FIXES
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___ mode : ALA
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Incorrect : OFF
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One of the Andrews sisters : MAXINE
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Hairy : PILAR
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Munich's river : ISAR
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Adduce : CITE
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La Scala unit : SCENA
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Bookbinding material : SIZE
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Choir member : ALTO
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Asian sea : ARAL
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Give ear : HEED
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"How have you ___?" : BEEN
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Smidgen : DAB
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Outfit : EQUIPAGE
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Conjectures : SURMISES
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Décor features : CARPETS
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Hard look : STARE
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Seine feature : PONT
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Altar words : IDO
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Cool : NONCHALANT
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Coaching : TUTORAGE
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"___ was saying" : ASI
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Check : REBUKE
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Springs : ARISES
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Unvarying : SAME
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Topnotcher : ACE
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Join : RELATE
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Casals, for one : CELLIST
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With 28 Down, street sign : ONE
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See 27 Down : WAY
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Tarpon : SILVERFISH
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___ call : PORTOF
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Army man : CORPORAL
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Youngster : JUVENILE
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Liqueur : ANISETTE
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Bankroll : WAD
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Neck: Fr. : COU
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Part of the street scene : TAXICAB
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Quartz ingredient : SILICA
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Faith ___ : HEALER
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Richard of silents : DIX
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Snoozes : NAPS
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Got on : FARED
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Confusing place : MAZE
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Odds and ends : ANA
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German pronoun : SIE
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Ages and ages : EON

Answer summary: 2 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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