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New York Times, Monday, April 5, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.53, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,905
Across
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False god : BAAL
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Fuel : COKE
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Caught up in : RAPT
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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"___ fellow well met" : HAIL
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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British crown jewel : KOHINOORDIAMOND
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Yorkshire river : URE
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Man: Lat. : VIR
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Stationed : BASED
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Enzyme ending : ASE
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Compass direction : SSE
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Cathedral city on the Ouse : ELY
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What one should call : ASPADEASPADE
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Devise : SHAPE
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Haw's partner : HEM
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Old oath : EGAD
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Flightless bird of N.Z. : KIWI
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Unpolished : CRUDE
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Hindu melody : RAGA
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Blyth and Sothern : ANNS
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Stood for election : RAN
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Detroit player : TIGER
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Intimate : HEARTTOHEART
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Resort : SPA
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Overwhelm : AWE
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Swiss river : AAR
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City on the Nile : LUXOR
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Greek letter : RHO
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Southern state: Abbr. : FLA
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Society dating to 1860's : UNIONLEAGUECLUB
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Kind of watch : STOP
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Wheel holder : AXLE
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Nuance : SHADE
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Bad actors : HAMS
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Mail : POST
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Fire escape, e.g. : EXIT
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Caspian city : BAKU
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Hebrew zither : ASOR
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Tennis star : ASHE
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Nervous disorder : CHOREA
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Scull : OAR
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Make fun of : KID
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Biblical priest : ELI
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Long aperture : RIMA
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Words from Gertrude Stein : AROSE
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Jury : PANEL
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Kind of bear : TEDDY
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Intrude upon : INVADE
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Retired : ABED
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Violated a traffic law : SPED
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Alike : SAME
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"___ silly question" : ASKA
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Part of the leg : SHIN
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Hock : PAWN
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Imitative : APISH
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Electrical by-pass : SHUNT
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Weird : EERIE
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Foolish : GAGA
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Dying apparatus : AGER
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Pub weapon : DART
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Crop : CRAW
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Distinctive : RARE
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Violent pangs : THROES
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Merit : EARN
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Arrow's destination : TARGET
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Hickam Field's island : OAHU
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Sloppy stuff : SLUSH
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___ Arenas : PUNTA
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Self-evident truth : AXIOM
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Surprised sound : OOPS
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Linen fiber : FLAX
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Roman public games : LUDI
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"Not on ___!" : ABET
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___ of luxury : LAP
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Outside: Prefix : EXO
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Jolson and others : ALS
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Fidel's late cohort : CHE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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