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New York Times, Friday, May 7, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,937
Across
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"Male and Female" author : MEAD
5
Loops : TABS
9
Hag : CRONE
14
As well : ALSO
15
Catch : HOOK
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Wealthy ones : HAVES
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Signature : JOHNHENRY
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Like some gases : INERT
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Alert : OPENEYED
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Persian water wheel : NORIA
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French historian : RENAN
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Spiritually cherish : ENSOUL
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Old clerical cap : BARRET
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Commotion : TODO
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Existing: Lat. : INESSE
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Utah town : OREM
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Reconnoitered : SCOUTED
39
Roll : TRUNDLE
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Chemical prefix : PHEN
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Writer Norman : MAILER
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Violation : SIN
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Silk: Sp. : SEDA
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U.S. painter : INNESS
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___ spheroid (football, to sports writers) : OBLATE
49
Russian peaks : URALS
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Singing sounds : TRALA
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Dressed fit to kill : DOLLEDUP
59
Prepared bread : BAKED
60
Strike a response : RINGABELL
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Sharp ridge : ARETE
62
Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Do lawn repairs : RESOD
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___ stat (Irish for free state) : SAOR
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At long ___ : LAST
Down
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Greater : MAJOR
2
Do the Gretna Green bit : ELOPE
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Gray : ASHEN
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Actress Reed : DONNA
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People in general : THEY
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First-class : AONE
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Places for fringe : BORDERS
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Out of a clear ___ : SKY
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Tough cotton cloth : CHINO
10
Left : RANOUTON
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Persons of power : OVERLORDS
12
Italian saint : NERI
13
This, in Spain : ESTA
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Weed with purplish flowers : HENBIT
24
Cuddle : NESTLE
25
Cordwood measures : STERES
27
Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
28
Insect : REDANT
30
Food store, for short : DELI
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Portent : OMEN
32
Cookbook abbreviations : TSPS
33
Yearn : ACHE
34
Man in the street : JOEDOAKES
38
Lacking power : UNABLETO
40
Martyred saint : URSULA
43
Unpublished literature : INEDITA
48
Put aboard : LADED
50
Mutineer : REBEL
51
Miss St. Johns : ADELA
52
Soothes : LULLS
53
Chair-back piece : SPLAT
54
Ski lift : TBAR
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Thin : RARE
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Aware of : ONTO
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Teutonic language group: Abbr. : LGER
60
Matter, in law : RES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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