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New York Times, Saturday, April 17, 1971

7-Across : Flabbergasted

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,917
Across
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Kindly : GENIAL
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Flabbergasted : AMAZED
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Pooh's creator : AAMILNE
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Noble's headpiece : CORONET
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Second word of "Jabberwocky" : BRILLIG
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Adriatic port : TRIESTE
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Pony up : ANTE
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American and Western : SAMOAS
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Depression initials : NRA
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Op. ___ : CIT
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Shams, in Scotland : LETONS
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Farm sounds : BAAS
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Rummage-sale purchase : USEDITEM
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Few and far between : SCARCE
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Old absolutions : SHRIFTS
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U.S. dramatist : ODETS
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Snacked : ATE
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Life substance : DNA
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Greek length : STADE
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Nonconforming : DEVIANT
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People with deeds : OWNERS
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Onetime tenth month : DECEMBER
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Radiate : BEAM
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Sly ___ : ASAFOX
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Baboon : APE
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Village in Sweden : REN
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Garden implement : PRUNER
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From Dixie: Abbr. : STHN
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Fatty : ADIPOSE
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Put into symbols : NOTATED
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Greeted via the back : SLAPPED
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Insect-eating plants : SUNDEWS
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Chemical compounds : ESTERS
Down
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Food enhancer : GARNISH
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Signal sender : EMITTER
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Khartoum's river : NILE
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Out of sorts : ILL
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Liqueur : ANISETTE
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Envoys : LEGATES
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Take steps : ACTON
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Quagmire : MORASS
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Uris hero et al. : ARIS
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Writer Akins : ZOE
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Catch : ENSNARE
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Belittle : DETRACT
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Eastern computer : ABACUS
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Tantalizes : TEASES
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Family member : MOM
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Word with weight or shop : LIFTER
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Cause of poor archery score : BADAIM
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Royal headpiece : DIADEM
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Like a camera lens : CONVEX
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Proper : DECOROUS
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Remnants: Sp. : SOBRAS
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Dum or dee : TWEEDLE
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Liar : ANANIAS
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Linebacker's forte : DEFENSE
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Hit ___ (pitch too close) : ABATTER
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Relatives : NEPHEWS
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Poll findings : TRENDS
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Druid stone of England : SARSEN
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Blocker : DAN
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Leather : SUEDE
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"Essay on Man" author : POPE
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Letter adjunct : PPS
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Explosive : TNT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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