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New York Times, Friday, May 21, 1971

15-Across : Deadens

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { F G J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,951
Across
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Centavo's senior : PESO
5
W.W. II service group : WAAC
9
___ de Boulogne : BOIS
13
Extinct German ox : URUS
14
Capri, to Spaniards : ISLA
15
Deadens : NUMBS
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Shams : PRETENSES
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Famed show-biz report : STIXNIXHIXPIX
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Impersonates : APES
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Relatives of afts. : NTS
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College degree : SCB
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Scrap : ORT
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Political group: Abbr. : ADA
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Spanish lady: Abbr. : SRA
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Region : AREA
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Bachelor bait : SPINSTER
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What 19 Across was : VARIETYHEADLINE
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Rubber : OVERSHOE
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Frank : OPEN
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Soak : RET
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Sardine locale : CAN
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School org. : PTA
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Time zone : EST
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Sky sight : SUN
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Comfort : EASE
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Readers of 35 Across : VAUDEVILLIANS
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Courtyard : PATIO
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Hero worshipers : IDOLATERS
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Integers : UNITS
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Der ___ : ALTE
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Love god : EROS
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Name for an English queen : BESS
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Tragic king : LEAR
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Winning margin : NOSE
Down
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Kind of tent : PUP
2
Sins : ERRS
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Fat : SUET
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Town near Rome : OSTIA
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___ take all : WINNER
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Baseball play : ASSIST
7
Hamilton, for short : ALEX
8
Johnny : CASH
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After-dinner sounds : BURPS
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All: Prefix : OMNI
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Mountain goat : IBEX
12
Draft initials : SSS
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"The ___ last number will be ... " : NEXTAND
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Name for a fair : EXPO
20
Type of ink : INDIA
23
Taste : SAVOR
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Have a yen for : CRAVE
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Topper : BERET
27
Tailless monkey : APE
28
Stalk : STIPE
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Coty and others : RENES
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Familiar negative : ARENT
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Hot ___ : AIR
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Pronoun : SHE
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Traffic sign : SLO
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Portuguese coins : ESCUDOS
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Title for Macbeth : THANE
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Hither's partner : YON
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Basque game : PELOTA
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Higher : TALLER
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Land area : ASIA
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Satisfies : SUITS
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Consumed : EATEN
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Wind indicator : VANE
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Panay natives : ATIS
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Glass vessel : VIAL
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Groundless : IDLE
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Hot fiddler : NERO
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Smash signs : SROS
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Alehouse : PUB
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Compass direction : SSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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