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New York Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,886

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Haggard heroine : SHE
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Mythical source of gold : MIDAS
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Dress-shirt feature : STUD
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Careless : LAX
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Chemical compound : ISOMER
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Prefix for drome or dynamics : AERO
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Mohammedan name : ALI
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British botanist : SLOANE
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Gloomy Dean : INGE
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Old pros : VETERANS
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Wild spree : BENDER
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Crew : MEN
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Salt grass : SPART
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Filaments : THREADS
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Paint like Seurat : STIPPLE
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Learned : HEARD
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Oriental nursemaid : AMAH
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Ah, me! : ALAS
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Central American Indian : RAMA
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Anoint : ANELE
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Bronzes : TANS
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Sports area : OVAL
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Rafter : BEAM
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Actor Vincent : PRICE
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Metal workers : WELDERS
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Salty springs : SALINES
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Insects : GNATS
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Varnish base : LAC
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Participated in : SHARED
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Drips : TRICKLES
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Man from Lodz : POLE
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Lily Maid : ELAINE
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Poem : ODE
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Put up : ANTE
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Punch-card device : SORTER
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Hockey team : SIX
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Kind of light : NEON
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Useless growths : WEEDS
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Pen : STY
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Serb or Croat : SLAV
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In the pink : HALE
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Door sign : EXIT
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Get the wrong impression : MISREAD
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Coney or Midway : ISLAND
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Scottish river : DOON
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Collect : AMASS
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Capitol man: Abbr. : SEN
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Big name in Tara : SAINTPATRICK
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Incline : TEND
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Exhort : URGE
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Man of action : DOER
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Shower again : REBATHE
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Pre-spring color : EMERALDGREEN
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Silkworm : ERI
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David's specialties : PSALMS
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Cast : THROW
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Hoist : HEAVE
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Of a branch : RAMAL
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Most reasonable : SANEST
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"For 2c ___" : PLAIN
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Spear : LANCE
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Letters : ESSES
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___ culpa : MEA
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Grates : ABRADES
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Gold-bearing deposits : PLACERS
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Compass point : ENE
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Straightened : ALINED
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Gaze : STARE
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Pair : SPAN
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Sharpen : HONE
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Vocal range : ALTO
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Customary practice : RITE
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Defeat : LOSS
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Do city-room work : EDIT
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Spicy : SEXY
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Moo : LOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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