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New York Times, Saturday, March 13, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 341 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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W
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H
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I
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M
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T
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O
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S
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S
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A
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B
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E
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N
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D
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A
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W
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P
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X
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G
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N
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D
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Q
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U
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G
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S
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S
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L
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H
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H
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R
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M
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S
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A
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P
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H
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D
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F
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L
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N
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V
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N
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W
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D
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G
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L
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A
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X
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Y
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E
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J
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W
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S
H
Y
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C
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S
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R
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E
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K
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L
O
T
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S
T
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R
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G
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W
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P
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S
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S
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M
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G
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S
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D
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R
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T
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A
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T
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O
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N
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G
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E
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E
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T
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M
P
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I
Z
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N
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P
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N
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D
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U
L
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S
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A
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M
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,882
Across
1
Caprice : WHIM
5
Pitch's tag-along : TOSS
9
Evening in Berlin : ABEND
14
Yorkshire river : AIRE
15
Stratagem : WILE
16
Mischievous : PIXIE
17
Orating : GRANDILOQUIZING
20
Old coin of Italy : SEQUIN
21
Has a bite : SUPS
22
Meadowland : LEA
23
Men : HES
24
Possessive : HER
25
Botch : MESS
26
Leaf nuisance : APHID
29
Catlike : FELINE
31
Unsuccessful : VAIN
32
Make one : WED
33
Milky Way, for one : GALAXY
37
Resident of: Suffix : ESE
38
Gab at length : JAW
39
Distrustful : SHY
40
Helms's outfit : CIA
41
Move swiftly : STREAK
43
Hollywood area : LOT
44
Roil : STIR
45
Matured : GREWUP
47
Settled : STAID
48
Complacent : SMUG
51
Family member : SIS
52
German article : DER
53
Sesame : TIL
54
Family member : AUNT
55
African river : ORANGE
59
Ad-libbing : EXTEMPORIZATION
62
Thick soup : PUREE
63
Undressed : NUDE
64
___ Bator : ULAN
65
Boxes : SPARS
66
Egyptian deity : AMON
67
Allocate : METE
Down
1
Funny people : WAGS
2
Charter : HIRE
3
Where Basra is : IRAQ
4
Famed violinist : MENUHIN
5
A. L. team : TWINS
6
Painting : OIL
7
Floundered : SLOSHED
8
Follow-up : SEQUEL
9
Honeybee genus : APIS
10
Show ___ : BIZ
11
Banish : EXILE
12
5 Down et al. : NINES
13
French impressionist : DEGAS
18
Faded out : DIED
19
Honest : UPRIGHT
25
Cooperstown name : MEL
26
Birds' class : AVES
27
Bygone : PAST
28
Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
29
Not numerous : FEW
30
Vote against : NAY
32
Rouses : WAKESUP
34
Recorded proceedings : ACTA
35
Chapter heading : XIII
36
Play area : YARD
38
Preserve container : JAR
39
Douceur : SOP
42
Menu item : EGG
43
Five-year period : LUSTRUM
44
Sheet of rock : STRATUM
46
City on the Mississippi : WINONA
47
Immunological items : SERA
48
Units of progress : STEPS
49
Confusion : MIXUP
50
Way-out : ULTRA
52
Retail unit : DOZEN
54
City north of Des Moines : AMES
56
El Bahr : NILE
57
Fall guy : GOAT
58
Nine: Prefix : ENNE
60
Noun ending : EER
61
Ceremonial words : IDO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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