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New York Times, Friday, June 4, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,965

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Across
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Prepares the way : PAVES
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Fleshy fruit : PEAR
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Stitched together : SEWN
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Go for ___ : AWALK
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Exist, in France : ETRE
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Singing group : TRIO
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Particles in space : COSMICDUST
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Some paintings : OILS
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Supplements : EKES
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Data device carried by balloon : RADIOSONDE
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___ Plaines : DES
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Gave in : RELENTED
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Entertainment : FETE
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Otologist's concern : EAR
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Primate : APE
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Directed : PILOTED
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Unexpected winner : SLEEPER
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Handy, to poets : ANEAR
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Crannies' companions : NOOKS
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Let go : DISMISS
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Big shot in Iberia : GRANDEE
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Hot time in Paris : ETE
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Jar parts : LIDS
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Annulled, as a veto : OVERRODE
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Sandra : DEE
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Certain exploration : SPACEPROBE
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Relative of darn : DRAT
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Counterman's call : NEXT
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Way to avoid debt : PAYASYOUGO
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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French political unit : ETAT
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Fluttering tree : ASPEN
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Hanger-on : PEST
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Take out : DELE
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Equals : PEERS
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Set the tempo for a race : PACED
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Stirred : AWOKE
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Florists' needs : VASES
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Slippery trees : ELMS
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Sun Valley gear : SKI
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Exercised in a way : PEDALED
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Musical exercise : ETUDE
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Poisonous gases : ARSINES
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Check one's addition : RETOTAL
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Stayed put : STOOD
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Mavourneen's place : ERIN
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Uncultivated : WILD
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___ cone : NOSE
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Canea's island : CRETE
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Musical work : SERENADE
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What some dogs do : RETRIEVE
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Beer feature : FOAM
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Having no feet : APOD
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Little dog : PEKE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Feet of some animals : PADS
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Hanky décor: Abbr. : INIT
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___ majesty : LESE
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Geological times : EONS
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Walked : STEPPED
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Notched : SERRATE
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Spherical : GLOBATE
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Carnival attractions : RIDES
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Singing group : OCTET
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Kind of battle : ROYAL
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Plum or peach : DRUPE
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Athirst : EAGER
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Stiff collars : ETONS
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Cookie : SNAP
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"For the love of ___" : PETE
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Choppers : AXES
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Take medicine : DOSE
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Bark : YAP

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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