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New York Times, Thursday, April 22, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,922
Across
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N.L. team : METS
5
Reverie : DREAM
10
Writer Munro : SAKI
14
Biblical ruler : OMRI
15
Rope : RIATA
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Group of three: Abbr. : TRIN
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Legal hold : LIEN
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Seasonal saps : APRILFOOLS
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Arabian guides : DRAGOMEN
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Downright : ARRANT
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Area of Africa : SUDAN
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Foil : EPEE
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Patterns: Fr. : MOULES
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Checked : ARRESTED
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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Food fish : SCROD
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Chinese weight : HAO
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Light : FAIR
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Hone : STROP
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His and ___ : HERS
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Motel of yore : INN
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Personnel man : HIRER
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Rembrandt ___ : PEALE
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Forms deltas : AGGRADES
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Feats : GESTES
43
Beatle's cry : HELP
44
Musical group : CHOIR
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Hazardous skating surface : CATICE
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Part of a day : NOONTIME
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Mischievous ones : PRANKSTERS
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Amino ___ : ACID
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Large rooms : AULAE
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Biblical weed : TARE
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One of the senses : SMELL
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Coeds : GALS
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Dash : ELAN
Down
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Penicillin source : MOLD
2
Arabian prince : EMIR
3
Holding dear : TREASURING
4
Unusual : SINGULAR
5
TV offerings : DRAMAS
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Become ready : RIPEN
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Merit : EARN
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N.Z. tribe : ATI
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Famous Mrs. : MALAPROP
10
Mall units : STORES
11
Venezuelan town : AROA
12
Oast : KILN
13
Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
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Ungirdled : FREED
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Tributes to skylarks et al. : ODES
24
Baseball statistic : ERROR
25
Underworld group : MAFIA
26
Ape : ORANG
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Estate : ACRES
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Flamboyant : THEATRICAL
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Former Governor of Penna. : EARLE
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Medicates : DOSES
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___ throat : STREP
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Edges : SIDLES
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Waver : HESITATE
38
German biologist : HAECKEL
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Laborer : PEON
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Of the nose : RHINAL
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TV wraiths : GHOSTS
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Lobster roe : CORAL
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Audit men: Abbr. : CPAS
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Calla lily : ARUM
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Account : TALE
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Tiber tributary : NERA
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Star in Cetus : MIRA
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First home : EDEN
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Child's game : TAG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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