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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,881
Across
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Mast support : BIBB
5
Salad gelatin : ASPIC
10
Big-Ben sound : BONG
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Mine, in France : AMOI
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Flat surfaces of the skull : PLANA
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Cuchulainn's wife : EMER
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Autoists' reading matter : BILLBOARDS
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Sonoran Indian : SERI
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Swiss Apline group : ADULA
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Period of trial : PROBATION
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Work on shoes : RESOLE
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Australian native : ABO
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Elusive thing : WILLOTHEWISP
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Grant : CARY
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Italian finger game : MORA
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Ethiopian lake : TSANA
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Philippine tree : IBA
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Joint units : COPARTS
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Scottish violinist : GOW
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Neighbor of Sverige : NORGE
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___ part : ACTA
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Pillow material : DOWN
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"For I'm to be ___" : QUEENOTHEMAY
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Siouan : OTO
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Zoroastrian writings : AVESTA
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Some travelers : BUSRIDERS
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Round-Table knight: Var. : EWAIN
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"Not ___ to stand on" : ALEG
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Investigate : LOOKAROUND
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Immense : HUGE
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Used up : EATEN
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Department in France : ORNE
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N. M. art colony : TAOS
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Wading bird : SNIPE
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"Ancient of ___" : DAYS
Down
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Little elephant of juveniles : BABAR
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Chemical compound : IMIDE
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Large pill : BOLUS
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Surging : BILLOWY
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Service-mail initials : APO
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Kind of dash or happy : SLAP
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Young salmon : PARR
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___ European : INDO
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"Come with me to the ___" : CASBAH
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Confers on : BESTOWS
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Chinese peak : OMEI
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Emperor : NERO
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Pleased look : GRIN
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Island east of Java : BALI
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Encourages : ABETS
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Sailors' saint : ELMO
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Former Yankee pitcher : LOPAT
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Garden plant : ORACH
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French pastry : TARTE
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Sled's milieu : SNOW
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Put in hock : PAWN
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After quatre : CINQ
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___ ben Adhem : ABOU
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Infrequent : RARE
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Hundred: Prefix : CENTI
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Town in central Iowa : TAMA
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Bizet : GEORGES
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Lumber yielding color bases : DYEWOOD
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Scads : OODLES
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State : AVER
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Mountain people of India : SAURA
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Like a flimsy metal : TINNY
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Llamas' home : ANDES
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Thai money : BAHT
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Hawaiian food fish : ULUA
56
Western lily : SEGO
57
Of the dawn : EOAN
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Roast: Fr. : ROTI
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Farm basket : SKEP
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Suffix in chemistry : ANE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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