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New York Times, Tuesday, February 2, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,843
Across
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Spiked staff : MACE
5
Elevate the spirits : ELATE
10
Prepare for finals : CRAM
14
Woeful cry : ALAS
15
Gaseous element : XENON
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Golfing unit : HOLE
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Campus mil. group : ROTC
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Night alley sounds : CATERWAULS
20
Car parts : STARTERS
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Arteries : AORTAS
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Sophia : LOREN
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Long ___ : AGO
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Timid : SHY
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Bragged : CROWED
28
Belief : CREDO
30
Oriental, for one : RUG
31
Author Frances Parkinson : KEYES
33
New Mexico flower : YUCCA
37
Small carrying case : ETUI
39
Greek island : DELOS
41
South African Dutch : TAAL
42
Puppy : WHELP
44
King of Crete : MINOS
46
"___ for the show" : TWO
47
Asian locale : KOREA
49
Class of enzymes : LIPASE
51
Restaurant bill : TAB
54
Scottish name : IAN
55
Having musical quality : TONAL
56
Oil : ANOINT
58
Becoming passé : GOINGOUT
61
Strewers : SCATTERERS
63
Concerning : INRE
64
Ripped : TORE
65
Part of a coop : ROOST
66
Penpoints : NIBS
67
Book holders : ENDS
68
Lilies of West : SEGOS
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Step : GAIT
Down
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Planet : MARS
2
"Little things mean ___" : ALOT
3
Librarian's concern : CATALOGUE
4
Legal deposit : ESCROW
5
Surpassed : EXCEEDED
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Discover : LEARN
7
Insects : ANTS
8
___ the mark : TOE
9
Incense : ENRAGE
10
Burn : CHAR
11
Expels : ROUTS
12
God of Islam : ALLAH
13
Sloppy : MESSY
19
Hayes or Allen : WOODY
21
Journey : TREK
24
Certain crime : ARSON
26
Shell occupants : CREW
27
Naomi's helpmate : RUTH
28
"As You Like It" girl : CELIA
29
In and ___ : OUT
32
Arabian country : YEMEN
34
Spanish region : CATALONIA
35
Cornfield sounds : CAWS
36
Lily : ALOE
38
Kind : ILK
40
Performers : SOLOISTS
43
___ with pride : POINT
45
___ Fein : SINN
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Estimators : RATERS
50
Part of a bellhop's job : PAGING
51
Savor : TASTE
52
Elbow : ANCON
53
Meals : BOARD
55
Statuary piece : TORSO
57
Natives: Suffix : ITES
58
School subject: Abbr. : GEOG
59
___ et orbi : URBI
60
Trial : TEST
62
Fish eggs : ROE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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