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New York Times, Friday, December 31, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,175
Across
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Auditorium : HALL
5
Harbor craft : SCOWS
10
Other ___ : THAN
14
Mishmash : OLIO
15
U.S. author : OHARA
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Take on : HIRE
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Lab sterilizer : OVEN
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Aromatic plant : BASIL
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Seaweed : ALGA
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Canines : FANGS
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Flying specialist : TESTPILOT
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Jet-engine housing : POD
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Pens : STIES
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Red star in Scorpius : ANTARES
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Soggy : WET
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Hollow : PIT
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Native speech : VERNACULAR
37
Glut : SATE
38
Stage directions : EXITS
39
Take a flier : BET
40
Fishing lure : SPOON
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Gists : NUBS
42
Dakota region : BLACKHILLS
44
Ibsen character : ASE
45
French month : MAI
46
Pleasure jaunt of a kind : HAYRIDE
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Grows friendly : WARMS
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___ degree : TOA
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Some stocks : BLUECHIPS
54
Sweetheart : FLAME
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Mature : RIPE
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Walk ___ : ONAIR
61
Chilled : ICED
62
Among : AMID
63
Songstress Page : PATTI
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Vim : ZING
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Withhold : DENY
66
Nap : SLEEP
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Swirl : EDDY
Down
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Walk, with “it” : HOOF
2
Inventor’s middle name : ALVA
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Mortgage : LIEN
4
Relatives of short gasps : LONGPANTS
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Weep : SOB
6
Exchange gossip : CHAT
7
Fertile spots : OASES
8
Timepiece : WRISTWATCH
9
More like Popeye : SALTIER
10
Massenet opera : THAIS
11
Knoll : HILL
12
Legendary ship : ARGO
13
Tidy : NEAT
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Rail birds : SORAS
23
Favorite : PET
25
Month: Abbr. : DEC
27
Grass genus : AVENA
28
Link : NEXUS
29
Mohawk or Seneca : TRIBE
30
Kind of subtle ad technique : SUBLIMINAL
32
Phila. suburb : PAOLI
33
“___ every little star” : ITOLD
34
Nervous : TENSE
36
Meadow : LEA
37
Do the wage-price routine : SPIRALIZE
40
Fight ___ (avoid) : SHYOF
42
Goes carousing : BARHOPS
43
Krazy ___ : KAT
45
Sandy’s cousin : MAC
47
Like an untended garden : WEEDY
48
Torrent : SPATE
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Wire nail : BRAD
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Florida product : LIME
52
“___ Mabel’s Room” : UPIN
53
Location : SITE
55
Caustic : ACID
56
Fix : MEND
57
See 34 Down : EDGY
60
Irving character : RIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 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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