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New York Times, Saturday, March 20, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,889
Across
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Cicatrix : SCAR
5
Tennis stroke : SERVE
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Beseech : PRAY
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Player on dealer's right : PONE
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Garment : CLOAK
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Let up : EASE
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Ending : AMEN
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Greta Garbo word : ALONE
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Nothing, in Paris : RIEN
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Moon : SATELLITE
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Reference book : ATLAS
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Shows emotion : WEEPS
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Silk maker : ERI
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U.S. agency: Abbr. : REA
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Craft : ART
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Bee, for one : STINGER
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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E.S.P. : SIXTHSENSE
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Drink: Fr. : BOIRE
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Vehicle : CAR
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Growing out : ENATE
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Gets under the skin : AGGRAVATES
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Migration : TREK
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___ Assembly : GENERAL
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Legal man: Abbr. : ATT
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Draft agency: Abbr. : SSS
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Anne, for one : STE
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Smudge : SMEAR
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Half a fifth : TENTH
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E.S.P. : TELEPATHY
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Double curve : OGEE
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Rhino's relative : TAPIR
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Bakery items : PIES
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One beyond belief : LIAR
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Shallow : INANE
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Concerning : INRE
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Vipers : ASPS
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Gave the eye to : OGLED
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Ruminant : DEER
Down
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Hot and Warm Springs : SPAS
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Part of comet's head : COMA
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Dill herb : ANET
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Resume : RENEW
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Alpinists : SCALERS
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Oval : ELLIPTICAL
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Digs : ROOTS
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Wind indicator : VANE
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Make out : EKE
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Apt : PERTINENT
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Fence part : RAIL
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Befuddled : ASEA
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Hankerings : YENS
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Meadow : LEA
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Become active : ARISE
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Package again : REBAG
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Adjust : ALIGN
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Teardrop contour : STREAMLINE
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Growls : GNARS
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Colorado park : ESTES
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Gives off : REEKS
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Lightning guards : ARRESTERS
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Totem pole : XAT
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Mother or Good : EARTH
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___ victus (woe to the conquered) : VAE
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Used a tiller : STEERED
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Kind of dance : TAP
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Quick : RAPID
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Weight of India : TOLA
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Tide : NEAP
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Strong flavor : TANG
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Antler point : TINE
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Roll-call response : HERE
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River in Belgium : YSER
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Spanish relative : TIO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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