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New York Times, Monday, May 31, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,961
Across
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Mexican aunts : TIAS
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Mama ___ Elliot : CASS
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Surf part : CREST
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French menu word : ROTI
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Descended : ALIT
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In a while : LATER
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Collar : ETON
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Decorate in a way : ILLUMINATE
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Down Under sight : KANGAROO
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Off the track : AMISS
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Niche : SLOT
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Seed coat : BRAN
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Math term : RATIO
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Expands : DISTENDS
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Hole ___ : INONE
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Supple : LITHE
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River isle : AIT
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"Road" friend of Bob and Dorothy : BING
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Clover yield : HONEY
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Old term of address : SIRE
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Compass point : ESE
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Meditates : PORES
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All the world, to Shakespeare : STAGE
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Meetings : SESSIONS
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Enoch : ARDEN
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African grass : ALFA
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Slicer's cry : FORE
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Worth ___ : WHILE
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Handkerchief : BANDANNA
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Trim and simple : TAILORMADE
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New driving range : MOON
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Passion : ARDOR
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Space : AREA
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Vingt-___ : ETUN
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Kind of sentimentality : BEERY
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Fly, for one : PEST
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Descartes : RENE
Down
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Journey : TREK
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Bit : IOTA
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Hudson River sight : SINGSING
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African city : CAIRO
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Missile housing : SILO
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Man's nickname : STU
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Milieu : CLIMATE
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Of frogs : RANINE
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Tennis units : SETS
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Three: It. : TRE
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Like wetlands : MARSHY
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Orthodontist's concerns : BITES
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Genus of currants : RIBES
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Liqueur flavor : ANISE
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Pitches : TONES
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Sups : DINES
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Nymph : NAIAD
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Mournful piece : DIRGE
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Dutch painter : STEEN
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Blackmore girl : LORNA
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Vaudeville performer : HOOFER
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Big headline : STREAMER
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Expose to ridicule : PILLORY
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Kind of quartz : SARD
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Tar : SAILOR
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Wanes : FADES
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___ a time : ONEAT
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Delft, for one : WARE
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Cover up : HIDE
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Show : BARE
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I.O.U. : NOTE
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Certain word : NOUN
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Henry VIII's second : ANNE
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Check : TAB
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Plan : MAP

Answer summary: 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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