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New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 1971

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: 309 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,174

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Across
1
Hawaiian taro : KALO
5
Comedian Mort : SAHL
9
Dull sound : PLOP
13
On the rocks : ICED
14
Obnoxious guy : CREEP
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Wander : ROVE
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Gabby one : WINDJAMMER
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Popular shade : AQUA
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Girl's name : ISABEL
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Rewards : PREMIUMS
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Inspires wonder : AWES
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Hacienda : CASA
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Muddled : BALLEDUP
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Set up : ERECT
32
Bikini : ATOLL
33
Airport features : RAMPS
35
Gershwin : IRA
37
Offspring : SONS
38
Heron : EGRET
39
Stentorian : LOUD
40
M.I.T. grad : ENG
41
Addicts : USERS
42
Barfly : SOUSE
43
Pitchers : EWERS
45
Lancastrians' foes : YORKISTS
47
"Picnic" author : INGE
48
Uncluttered : NEAT
49
"Pirates of ___" : PENZANCE
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English essayist : STEELE
57
One of the Griffiths : ANDY
58
Gabby one : CHATTERBOX
60
Particular : ITEM
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Eldritch : EERIE
62
U.S. Indian : ERIE
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Used the bridlepath : RODE
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Decamped : FLED
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Assumes : DONS
Down
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Bird of N.Z. : KIWI
2
Galatea's beloved : ACIS
3
Asian river : LENA
4
Eccentrics : ODDBALLS
5
Surmounted : SCALED
6
Fortify : ARM
7
Fiber plant : HEMP
8
Knowing look : LEER
9
Kudos : PRAISE
10
Gabby : LOQUACIOUS
11
Egg cell : OVUM
12
Menu item : PEAS
15
Law : PRECEPT
18
Watch part : JEWEL
22
Target of Mariners : MARS
24
Sudden rise : SURGE
26
Infield feature : BASE
27
Of like opinions : ATONE
28
Gabby : LONGWINDED
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Turn aside : PARRY
31
Monopoly's cousin : TRUST
34
Nuclear particle : MESON
36
Thirst quenchers : ADES
38
Attar : ESSENCE
39
Hung around : LOITERED
41
Old name of Ulan Bator : URGA
42
Emulate Henie : SKATE
44
Fermentation substance : ENZYME
46
Took five : RESTED
49
Matchup : PAIR
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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"The French ___" : CHEF
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Peerage member : EARL
54
River of Spain : EBRO
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Meat cut : LOIN
56
Former spouses : EXES
59
Stand-off : TIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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