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New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,148
Across
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Braggart : FANFARON
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Persian religion : BABISM
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Write off : AMORTIZE
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Asir's land : ARABIA
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Lily-like flower : TUBEROSE
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Sophia and family : LORENS
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Intend : AIM
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Hindrance : DRAWBACK
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Author of "The Trial" : KAFKA
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Insect : FLEA
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Iowa city : AMES
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Chinese port : AMOY
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Gave a shellacking to : CREAMED
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___ vobiscum : PAX
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Salad plant : CRESS
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Italian town : AOSTA
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Troublesome : ONEROUS
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Magnetic unit : OERSTED
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Hungarian premier : KADAR
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Woody grasses : CANES
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Highest P.I. peak : APO
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Fungicide base : CALOMEL
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Manger : CRIB
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Office equipment : DESK
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Leash : LEAD
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Swarm : HORDE
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Gloomy : OVERCAST
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For: Sp. : POR
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Native of Seoul : KOREAN
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Flowering shrub : OLEANDER
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"___ Bragh" : ERINGO
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Masefield, for one : LAUREATE
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Toasting words in Troyes : SANTES
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Gushed : STREAMED
Down
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Rich : FAT
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___ Darya : AMU
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Relative of a toff : NOB
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Bizarre : FREAKY
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Roman rooms : ATRIA
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Town in France : RIOM
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Weights: Abbr. : OZS
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Acupuncture items : NEEDLES
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Biblical prophet : BALAAM
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" ... all in ___" : AROW
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Bridgetown's island : BARBADOS
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Girder : IBEAM
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"___ when?" : SINCE
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Dominos : MASKS
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Thought out : REASONED
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Silky fiber : KAPOK
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Iowa community : AMANA
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Outwitted : FOXED
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Works by Giotto : FRESCOES
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Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
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Certain handles : EARS
31
Uncas's love : CORA
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Bart of football : STARR
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Lukewarm : TEPID
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Building material : ADOBE
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Maria Edgeworth's "Castle ___" : RACKRENT
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Calif. river : EEL
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Explosives : AMATOLS
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Plains of S.A. : LLANOS
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Eye part : CORNEA
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Dimples, in England : DOKES
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City in Portugal : EVORA
49
Finch : SERIN
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Sir Samuel : HOARE
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U.S. composer : CAGE
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Fear: Fr. : PEUR
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Partner of long. : LAT
58
Hungry Horse, for one : DAM
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Summer in Sèvres : ETE
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Sea : RED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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