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New York Times, Friday, June 11, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,972

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Across
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Fertile loam : LOESS
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Unyielding : RIGID
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Make a stab at : TRY
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Famous Italian : AMATI
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Spanish month : ENERO
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Keep company : WOO
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Gnawed : BITON
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Giant armadillo : TATOU
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Particle : ION
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Did a bee's job : STUNG
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Returned a kickoff : RANBACK
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Make clear : SPELLOUT
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Bathrobe size: Abbr. : LGE
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Certain believer : DEIST
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Worsted : BEATEN
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Lettuce : COS
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Explosive : TNT
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" . . . ___ than I can see" : ISMORE
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Clings to : ADHERES
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Kneecap : PATELLA
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Crew member : SEAMAN
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Son ___ sea cook : OFA
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"___ Tag" : DER
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Chefs' concerns : ASPICS
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Foot woes : CORNS
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Deer : ELK
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Soldiers, at times : PARADERS
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Southern campus : CLEMSON
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Loos : ANITA
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Mystery pioneer : POE
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Massey : ILONA
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Name for a pooch : ROVER
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Sullivan and Begley : EDS
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Positive negatives : NONOS
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Kind of land or world : DREAM
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Common verb : WAS
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"___ of a Salesman" : DEATH
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Chalcedonies : SARDS
Down
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Experimental places : LABS
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Leaves out : OMITS
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Be credulous : EATUP
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Dead drunk : STONED
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Narrow passage of a sort : SINGLETRACKMIND
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Abed: Abbr. : RET
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Habituated : INARUT
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Reach : GETAT
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Mangle : IRON
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Unfair ground-rules : DOUBLESTANDARDS
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"___ Tales" : TWICETOLD
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Chess piece : ROOK
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Companion of hither and thither : YON
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"Life is itself but ___" : AGAME
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Napkins et al. : LINENS
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Drying chambers: Var. : OSTS
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Nigerian area : BIAFRA
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Close : NEAR
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___ Grande : CASA
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Poetic works : ODES
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Like an amoeba : SHAPELESS
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Zola : EMILE
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Like Richard of the almanac : POOR
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Is unable : CANNOT
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Spanish title : SENORA
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City in India : POONA
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Red, among others : RIVER
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Lieu : STEAD
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Musical passage : CODA
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___ eyed : SLOE
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Extremities : ARMS
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"Right church, wrong ___" : PEW
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Residue : ASH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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