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New York Times, Thursday, December 9, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,153
Across
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Political group : BLOC
5
Way to cook : STEAM
10
Rum cake : BABA
14
City in Kansas : IOLA
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Day after dimanche : LUNDI
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Image : ICON
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Standout : ONER
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Berry for wine or jelly : ELDER
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Breton or Gael : CELT
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Salad dressing, with "green" : GODDESS
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Card game for two : ECARTE
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Jot : IOTA
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Imitator : APER
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Gallant : MANLY
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Sauce of onions : SOUBISE
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Vichy premier : LAVAL
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Repair again : REFIX
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Spread hay : TED
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Indigo : ANIL
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Ease up : RELAX
38
Storage place : BARN
39
Japanese name : ITO
40
S.A. beast : TAPIR
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Dessert sauce : MELBA
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Like the inside of a bowl : CONCAVE
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Weathervanes : COCKS
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Greeting to Hitler : HEIL
46
Thin coat of paint : WASH
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Alaskan strait : BERING
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Sauce ___, for seafood : TARTARE
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City of Ukraine : LVOV
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Swan Lake heroine : ODILE
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A la ___ : MODE
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"Watch ___ step" : YOUR
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Kind of pole : TOTEM
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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Alluring : SEXY
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Uneven : EROSE
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Kind of bean : LIMA
Down
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Life story, for short : BIO
2
Louisiana name : LONG
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Table standby : OLEO
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Kind of colored sauce : CARDINAL
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Inclement : SLEETY
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Oil city : TULSA
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Odds' partners : ENDS
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Humorist George : ADE
9
Mixture with braised meat : MIREPOIX
10
Morning-after dose : BICARB
11
Tree genus : ACER
12
Eat hurriedly : BOLT
13
Poker term : ANTE
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Toy : DOLL
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French pronoun : CEUX
25
"___ as I know" : ASFAR
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Royal cloak: It. : MANTO
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Par ___ (air mail) : AVION
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"___ to the trees" : ITALK
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Belgrade people : SERBS
31
Ferber : EDNA
32
Secular : LAIC
33
Ward off : REPEL
34
Hebrew judge : ELI
37
Vinaigrette sauce with herbs, etc. : RAVIGOTE
38
Basic French white sauce : BECHAMEL
40
Captured, to poets : TAEN
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Majority : MOST
43
Herbal white wine sauce : CHIVRY
44
Famous French chef : CAREME
46
Burton's birthplace : WALES
47
Writer Nellie et al. : BLYS
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Bacchanals' cry : EVOE
49
Soup thickener : ROUX
50
Belgrade name : TITO
51
Roast, in Paris : ROTI
52
Cheese : EDAM
55
Beetle : DOR
57
Greek letter : ETA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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