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New York Times, Friday, March 19, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,888
Across
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___ Volta : UPPER
6
Composition : OPUS
10
Worker : HAND
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___ better (outdo) : GOONE
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Completed : DONE
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Song : ARIA
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Salvation Army item : HANDMEDOWN
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___-do-well : NEER
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Purchase of 1853 : GADSDEN
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Fresh-water fish : DACE
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Doggie-bag contents : SCRAPS
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Formulated : DEVISED
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Prissy : PRIM
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Road curve : ESS
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Part of a movie dog's name : TIN
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Track event : RACE
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Settle : LOCATE
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Caught ___-handed : RED
38
Dispatch boat : AVISO
40
Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Jostle : SHOVE
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Two handfuls : TEN
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Young cods : SPRAGS
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Europe's neighbor : ASIA
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___ loss : ATA
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Manicure the lawn : MOW
50
Window part : SILL
51
Soft-colored sketches : PASTELS
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Bear witness : ATTEST
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Creep : INCH
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Flippered sea creature : MANATEE
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Ibsen heroine : NORA
62
Generous : OPENHANDED
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Anthony ___ : EDEN
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Duck! : FORE
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French lifeline : SEINE
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Legal document : DEED
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Cleaving tool : FROW
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Clean a blackboard : ERASE
Down
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Word of disgust : UGH
2
Kentucky bluegrass : POA
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"___ my word" : PON
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Final stages in chess play : ENDGAMES
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Update an atlas : REMAP
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Probabilities : ODDS
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Russian weight : POOD
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Single : UNWED
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Mack of the silents : SENNETT
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Have a ___ (participate) : HANDIN
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Fields of study : AREAS
12
Relative : NIECE
13
Challenged : DARED
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Auto that was : EDSEL
22
Certain choosy eater : SPRAT
23
Have a yen for : CRAVE
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Castor-oil plant poison : RICIN
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Contends : VIES
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Tower : SOAR
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Rude word of dismissal : SCRAM
34
Constellation : ARGO
35
Miss O'Grady : ROSIE
36
Satan's specialties : EVILS
37
Delivered : DEALT
39
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
42
One in a hurry : HASTENER
45
Get rid of deviously : PALMOFF
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Reaper's wake : SWATH
48
Ready to use : ATHAND
51
Languished : PINED
52
Electrode : ANODE
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Rocky debris : SCREE
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Taste quality : SAPOR
56
Back-comb hair : TEASE
59
Detective-fiction name : NERO
60
Freshly : ANEW
63
Circle's width: Abbr. : DIA
64
Letters : ENS
65
Metal loop : DEE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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