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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,810
Across
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Perfume : ATTAR
6
Place for research : LAB
9
Joyce : JAMES
14
No-good heel : LOUSE
15
Poetic output : ODE
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Sound off : ORATE
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Cotton cloth : TURKEYRED
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Unqualified : UTTER
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Place of refuge : ARK
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Rocket projection : VANE
22
Cleric : PRIEST
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Coarse herb of Europe : ELECAMPANE
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Youthful : BOYISH
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Single : ONE
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Athenians: Abbr. : GRS
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Name in publishing : LUCE
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Dance : TURKEYTROT
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Nitrogen : AZOTE
39
Caldwell : ZOE
40
Prepare ice in a way : SHAVE
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What some people settle for : SECONDBEST
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Kitchen feature : OVEN
45
Wapiti : ELK
46
Female rabbit : DOE
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Czech coins : HALERS
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Speak frankly : TALKTURKEY
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Hidden : ARCANE
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Needle case : ETUI
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Enzyme ending : ASE
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Performing : DOING
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Shone unsteadily : SHIMMERED
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Overact : EMOTE
63
Fish : EEL
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Sheriff's décor : BADGE
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Man of Spain : SENOR
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Tiny : WEE
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Bean : ORSON
Down
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Can. province : ALTA
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Duty period : TOUR
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Pompous person : TURKEYCOCK
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Invite : ASK
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Town officers : REEVES
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Doone : LORNA
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Revoke : ADEEM
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Board's companion : BED
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Trips : JOURNEYS
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Shaw : ARTIE
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Other shoe : MATE
12
Paris seasons : ETES
13
Muralist : SERT
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Marina visitor : YACHT
22
Flat side : PANE
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Remain stationary, as a ship : LIETO
25
Meddles : POKES
26
Bored : BLASE
27
European blackbird : OUZEL
29
Places to whistle past : GRAVEYARDS
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Name for a dog : ROVER
31
British guns : STENS
34
Turkestan native : UZBEK
35
Canapé item : ROE
36
Oar part : THOLE
38
Imperil : ENDANGER
42
Parcel out : DOLE
43
Fringe of warp threads : THRUM
48
Holding arms à la Puck : AKIMBO
49
Musical direction : TANTO
50
Giggle : TEHEE
51
Practical : UTILE
52
Drinks : ADES
53
City in Georgia : ROME
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Plant shoot : CION
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Lily of West : SEGO
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Former Downing St. name : EDEN
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Mend : SEW
61
Spike : EAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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