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SPRING IS SPRUNG

New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1971

Author:
Cornelia Warriner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Cornelia Warriner has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,904
Across
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Dog-paddled : SWAM
5
Abie's Rose : IRISH
10
Basic fact : ABC
13
Confer upon : BESTOW
19
Pueblo Indian : HOPI
20
Jason's wife : MEDEA
21
Devout, in Spain : PIO
22
Unimpaired : ENTIRE
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Strays : ERRS
24
Heraldic stripe: Var. : PALET
25
Greek letter : PSI
26
Cossack chief : ATAMAN
27
React to spring stimuli : KICKOVERTHETRACES
31
Nantes's river : LOIRE
32
Paw air : REAR
33
Wither : SHRIVEL
37
Dredge : DESILT
39
Goes on the cuff : FREELOADS
42
" ... in corpore ___" : SANO
43
Culture: Prefix : ETHNO
44
Nicene and others : CREEDS
45
Crumb: Fr. : MIE
46
Green or split : PEA
47
Greek letter : RHO
48
Water or musk : MELON
50
Live bait : EARTHWORM
53
Chapters of auto union : UAWS
55
Seasonal yen : WANDERLUST
59
Saarinen and others : EEROS
60
Villains at times : SNEERERS
62
Precious ones : DEARS
63
Glove units: Abbr. : PRS
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Brats : TERRORS
65
Islamic spirit : GENIE
66
Biblical coins : SHEKELS
70
Certain words: Abbr. : VBS
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David's daughter : TAMAR
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Build : PHYSIQUE
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In a quandary : ATSEA
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Walton tools : RODANDREEL
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Pakistani town : TUMP
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Goofs off : DAYDREAMS
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Nymph : OREAD
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Lower-Niger people : IBO
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Capek play : RUR
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Wee, in Scotland : SMA
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Go for flies : SWATAT
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Queen's spread : HONEY
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Cupid : EROS
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Shower curtain of a sort : TARPAULIN
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Fund-drive V.I.P.'s : DONORS
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Lost : MISLAID
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Fling : HURL
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Early fiddle : REBEC
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Nature lovers : ENVIRONMENTALISTS
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Someday : MANANA
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Carpenter ___ : ANT
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English shrub : GORSE
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Standoffs : TIES
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Neckwear : CRAVAT
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Perry Mason's concern : FEE
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Poet who mused on April : ELIOT
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Avon : EARL
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Tatler man : STEELE
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Odin's son : TYR
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Lorna : DOONE
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Gambol : PLAY
Down
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Pronoun : SHE
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Production : WORK
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Spring do for a fiancée : APRILSHOWER
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Mint improperly : MISCOIN
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Meaning : IMPORT
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Tear apart : REAVE
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Kind of thoughts : IDLE
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Sibyl : SEER
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Hall item : HATTREE
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Has attraction : APPEALS
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Night spot : BISTRO
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Seaside crowd : BEACHSET
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Word on a door : ENTER
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State of inertia : STASIS
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Cratchit heir : TIM
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Old English money : ORA
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Cyst : WEN
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Metric meas. : KILOM
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Note : HEED
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As cheap ___ : ASDIRT
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Fog : VAPOR
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January in Peru : ENERO
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Soils : LOAMS
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Scrape off metal : DERUST
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Flammable gas : ETHANE
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Caesar's forehead : FRONS
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Split : REND
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Collect : AMASS
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Woodwinds: Abbr. : CLARS
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Pitchers : EWERS
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French river : EURE
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Start of a toast : HERES
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Lady's vest : WESKIT
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Put the ball in play : SERVED
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Swelling : EDEMA
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French historian : RENAN
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Cabinet name : LAIRD
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Steal: Sp. : ROBAR
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Branches of animal kingdom : PHYLA
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Table-hops : GADS
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October wear : SHEET
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Seasonal storm : EQUINOCTIAL
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Move clumsily : LUMBER
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Former Indian soldiers : SEPOYS
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Portuguese city : TOMAR
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Yearly: Abbr. : PERAN
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Pertinent: Lat. : ADREM
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Bull: Prefix : TAURI
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Cyclades island : SYROS
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Euphrates town : RAMADI
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French menu item : ROTI
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Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
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Low Hindu : DHOBI
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Stroll : SAUNTER
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River to Isar : WURM
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Asserted : ALLEGED
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Dance : ONESTEP
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Silk filament : SLEAVE
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Sham : PHONEY
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Take out : DELETE
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Record, old style : ANNAL
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Cleric's gown : RASON
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George of films : RAFT
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Refuse: Lat. : NOLO
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Minuet part : TRIO
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Sens. and Reps. : MCS
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Carney : ART
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Scot's denial : NAE
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Devious : SLY

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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