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New York Times, Friday, April 9, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,909
Across
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Alms box : ARCA
5
Familiar palindrome : MADAM
10
Fiddler : CRAB
14
Stringed instrument : VIOL
15
Fragrance : AROMA
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System of exercises : YOGA
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Corrupt : EVIL
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Painter famed for pastels : DEGAS
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Friars, for one : CLUB
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Home of the anoa : CELEBES
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"Prometheus Unbound" author : SHELLEY
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Guildhall sight : GOG
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Wheys : SERA
26
Jan. 1 mecca : ROSEBOWL
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Artful Dickens character : DODGER
35
Mulberry : AAL
36
Stains : SOILS
38
Suiting : SERGE
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Disease: Suffix : ITIS
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Ibsen output : DRAMA
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Marsh bird : SORA
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African waterbuck : LECHE
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Sends forth : EMITS
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Finished, in verse : OER
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Nothing to ___ at : SNEEZE
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Range of Africa : ATLASMTS
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Kind of door : TRAP
55
Metric measure : ARE
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Art form : COLLAGE
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Smothered laugh : SNICKER
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Cruising : ASEA
64
Moroccan port : RABAT
66
Edible root : TARO
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Marshall ___ : PLAN
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Stew : OLIO
70
Water lily's milieu : POND
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Oozes : SEEPS
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Feature of N.E. Australia : REEF
Down
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Split : RIVE
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Twist : COIL
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Maintain : ALLEGE
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Succeeded : MADEGOOD
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Greek god : ARES
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Follow closely : DOG
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Pile up : AMASS
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Certain potatoes : MASHED
10
Aegean islands : CYCLADES
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Parker House, for one : ROLL
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Sassafras tree : AGUE
13
Coddle : BABY
21
Curtsies : BOBS
23
Cupid : EROS
26
Stock-list group : RAILS
27
Made of a grain : OATEN
28
Cut : SLICE
29
Telegram : WIRE
30
S.A. ruminant : LLAMA
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Curry : GROOM
33
Plume : EGRET
34
Rises up : REARS
37
Enamored, old style : SMIT
40
Pony or wool : SHETLAND
42
Mythical island : ATLANTIS
45
Pound : EZRA
47
Hindu garment : SARI
50
Tidal floods : EAGRES
52
Military area : SECTOR
54
Norman Vincent ___ : PEALE
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Famed cartoonist : CAPP
57
Northern capital : OSLO
58
Tilt : LEAN
59
Porridge : SAMP
60
Cabbage : KALE
61
Canal : ERIE
62
Kind of garden : ROOF
65
Drone : BEE

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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