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New York Times, Friday, December 4, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,783

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Across
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Pitching rubber : SLAB
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Porch : STOOP
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Long mantle : COPE
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Moslem judge : CADI
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Hopper : HEDDA
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Gamete : OVUM
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Wandering : ABERRATION
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Spice : MACE
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Martinique volcano : PELEE
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Emulates Tarkenton : SCRAMBLES
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Varnish ingredients : ELEMIS
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French month : MAI
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Shore, e.g. : ENTERTAINER
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Slalom gear : SKIS
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___-Neisse line : ODER
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"___ trust a stranger" : NEVER
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Bronze coin : AES
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Clay boxes : SAGGARS
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Adjective suffix : IAL
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Relative of bingo : BEANO
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Pen name : ELIA
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Charity : ALMS
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Choices : PREFERENCES
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Balloon ingredient : GAS
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Catch : ENTRAP
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Whirlpool : MAELSTROM
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Wheat: Sp. : TRIGO
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Mideast port : ACRE
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Spiral : HELICOIDAL
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Smart : CHIC
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Swelling disease : EDEMA
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Division of Greece : DEME
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Poet's command : HEST
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Copal : RESIN
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Periods : ERAS
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Scenic view : SCAPE
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Name tag : LABEL
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Astaire : ADELE
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Galleys : BIREMES
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Navigation abbr. : SHA
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Asian holidays : TETS
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Of Horace's works : ODIC
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Repute : ODOR
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Isthmus : PANAMA
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Farm machine : COMBINE
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Athletic field : OVAL
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Dark red : PUCE
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Uncles in Scotland : EMES
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Check : REIN
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Gas pipes : MAINS
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Zeno's building : STOA
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Lawn tool : EDGER
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French rule : REGLE
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Instruct : TRAIN
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Kind of eye : EVIL
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Paper measure : REAM
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Certain day: Abbr. : SAB
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Maintain : KEEP
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Munich's river : ISAR
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Literary initials : RLS
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Settees : SOFAS
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Marathon : RACE
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Dereliction : NEGLECT
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Bridging : ASTRIDE
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Biblical wife : ESTHER
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Internal: Prefix : ENTO
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Legislator's ploy : RIDER
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Lizard : AGAMA
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Masts : POLES
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Sound-speed word : MACH
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Hurt : ACHE
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Greek goddess : ERIS
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Advise, formerly : REDE
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Cheers : OLES
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Chevalier song : MIMI
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Preserve : CAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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