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New York Times, Thursday, May 13, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,943
Across
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Movie-ad word : EPIC
5
Ensign : FLAG
9
Ledger entry : ASSET
14
Drink mix : SODA
15
City near Lake Tahoe : RENO
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Critical juncture : POINTOFNORETURN
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Capp character : HONESTABE
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City problem : SMOG
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Assemble : MEET
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N.Y. summer hours : EDT
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Snoop : PRY
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Gorge : CHASM
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Piccadilly, for one : CIRCUS
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Kindled : LIT
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Samovar : URN
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Ibsen girl : ANITRA
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Part of a Darwin title : ORIGINOFSPECIES
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Boil down : DECOCT
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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French month : MAI
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Moore speciality : POETRY
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Topic of discourse : THEMA
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Family member : MOM
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Denial : NAY
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Pair : DUET
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Store specialist : CREDITMAN
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Item in a certain book : TELEPHONENUMBER
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Wicker basket : CREEL
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Want ___ of : NONE
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Island of exile : ELBA
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Bold : HARDY
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Pitcher : EWER
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Take it easy : REST
Down
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Intuition, for short : ESP
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Word of disdain : POOH
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Having a distinct style : IDIOMATIC
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Riviera town : CANNES
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David : FROST
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Kind of wing : LEFT
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Mongkut's tutor : ANNA
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Peanut : GOOBER
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Had brunch : ATE
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Collections : SETS
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Baffle : STUMP
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Diamond slip : ERROR
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Flavorsome : TANGY
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Swarm : TEEM
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Certain carriers : REDCAPS
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Air : TUNE
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Boor : CLOD
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Charter : HIRE
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Conclude : INFER
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Thus: Lat. : SIC
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Brainwash : UNTEACH
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Reference work of a sort : TIMETABLE
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Twenty quires : REAM
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Land mass : ASIA
38
Party initials : GOP
39
Byzantine art work : ICON
40
Sauce : SOY
45
Family in O'Neill drama : TYRONE
46
Ballet skirt : TUTU
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Sewing-machine attachment : HEMMER
48
Contest : MATCH
49
Lyric drama : OPERA
50
Track-team member : MILER
52
Quick-lunch stop : DINER
54
Require : NEED
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Sufficient, to Omar : ENOW
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Alaskan Indian : DENE
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Tips : NEBS
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Work at : PLY
61
Rodent : RAT

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