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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,171
Across
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Dry, as wine : BRUT
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Two aces, in dice : CRABS
10
Lose one's reserve : THAW
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Lattice member : LATH
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Peepshow : RAREE
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Cavity : HOLE
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Descendant of Fatima : EMIR
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Drink flavor : ANISE
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Horse color : ROAN
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Bar : SALOON
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Blobs : DOLLOPS
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Swinging around : SLEWING
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Cat calls : MEOWS
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Of the hipbone : ILIAC
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Sir Francis and family : DRAKES
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Mentor : COUNSELOR
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Notwithstanding : ASIDE
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U.S. cartoonist : ARNO
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Title in Toledo : SENOR
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Heavy silk : CRIN
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Intermediate, in law : MESNE
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Detached : SEPARATED
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Oleate and stearate : ESTERS
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Break off : SEVER
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Willow : OSIER
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Motorcycle adjunct : SIDECAR
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Fields : SPHERES
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Gathering : SOIREE
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Hemingway : PAPA
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Disconcert : ABASH
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Teutonic goddess : NORN
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Tied : EVEN
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Marie or Pierre : CURIE
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Razz : TWIT
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Put in order, in Glasgow : REDD
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Easel : STAND
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Persons : ONES
Down
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Bensh : BLESS
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Of a branch : RAMAL
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Practical : UTILE
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Give up : THROWINONESHAND
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Partners of nooks : CRANNIES
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Took it on the lam : RAN
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Parched : ARID
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Twig broom : BESOM
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Falconry term : SEELED
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Give pause : THROWASCAREINTO
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Garment for Elizabeth Browning : HOOPSKIRT
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Regretful word : ALAS
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Cyst : WEN
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Chrisms : OILS
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Insect structures : LORA
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Nor'easters : GALES
28
Pine products : CONES
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Enrapture : SEND
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Arrived : CAME
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Natural substances : ORES
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Removed, as a plug : UNSTOPPED
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Painters : ROPES
39
Despoiled : RAVISHED
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Iroquoian : ERIE
44
Work over : REDO
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Ice pinnacles : SERACS
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Refute : REBUT
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Tooth-repair piece : CROWN
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Tree house : AERIE
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Certain payments : RENTS
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Excepting : SAVE
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Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
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Prefix for cent or adventure : PER
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Bret Harte's Ah ___ : SIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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