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New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,950
Across
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Drinks : ALES
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Tropical bird : MACAW
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___ blue : TRUE
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Color : TINT
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Fine cloth of Bengal : ADATI
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Red deer : HIND
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Poison ivy aftermath : ITCH
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Turnstile fodder : TOKEN
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Italian family : ESTE
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Nabokov novel : PALEFIRE
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San ___ of Hearst fame : SIMEON
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Highway unit : LANE
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Common French verb : ETRE
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One with a bright future : COMER
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Garments : BLOUSES
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Tropical vine : LIANE
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Swoboda and Hunt : RONS
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New Guinea port : LAE
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African grass : ALFA
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Part of a dog's foot : PAD
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Transport : HAUL
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___ gratia : DEI
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Bird: Lat. : AVIS
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Dinesen and Andersen : DANES
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N.C. city : RALEIGH
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Vedic god : INDRA
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Curve parts : ARCS
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What Johnnie can't do : READ
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Fabric-coloring method : TIEDYE
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Extenuate : PALLIATE
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Wading bird : RAIL
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German author : RILKE
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Bird known for straight flight : CROW
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Unpleasant person : OGRE
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Of an acid : OLEIC
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Leeds's river : AIRE
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On one's ___ : TOES
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Baking ingredient : YEAST
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Poker holding : PAIR
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Eagerly awaiting : ATIP
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___ Grey, Chaplin ex-wife : LITA
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Business letter abbr. : ENCL
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Famed Atlantic island : STHELENA
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Morning song : MATIN
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Like highly : ADORE
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Layer or sponge : CAKE
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Goddess of retribution : ATE
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Churchill : WINSTON
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Topics : THEMES
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Emerge : RISE
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Golden Rule word : UNTO
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Garden : EDEN
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Passenger : FARE
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"Odyssey" beggar : IRUS
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Electric force : ELOD
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Covered : CLAD
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Persian Gulf sight : OILER
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Secret society : MAFIA
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Nervy : BRASH
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African antelope : ELAND
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Kraut or braten : SAUER
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Famed lioness : ELSA
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Ellis Parker Butler subject : PIGS
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Certain horse race : HANDICAP
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High nest: Var. : AERY
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Butterfly : VICEROY
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Certain tone : DIAL
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Utensils : LADLES
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Turkish liqueurs : RAKIS
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Choose : ELECT
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Exam-cheater's aid : TROT
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Villain of drama : IAGO
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Kerry's land : EIRE
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Defendant's action : PLEA
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Met rendition : ARIA
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Column moldings : TORI
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Pitcher : EWER
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French land area : ILE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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