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New York Times, Wednesday, July 14, 1971

11-Down : Graceful girl

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,005
Across
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Baseball term : SAFE
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Machine part : CAM
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Neckpieces : BOAS
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Will V.I.P. : HEIR
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___ fide : MALA
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Virile : MANLY
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Guthrie : ARLO
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By any chance : EVER
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Window : ORIEL
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Nostalgic delicacy : MOMSCHICKENSOUP
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Rope : REATA
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Large deer : ELK
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Utmost : NTH
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Chinese name : MAO
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Bliss : PARADISE
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Dedicate : ALLOT
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State: Abbr. : FLA
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Drive off : SHOO
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Variety headline of 1929 : WALLSTLAYSANEGG
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Rear : RISE
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Sup : EAT
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Kind : GENRE
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Group of words or years : SENTENCE
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Bishopric : SEE
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Agreeing with : PRO
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Manipulate : USE
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Artist Max : ERNST
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Signs of pique : RUFFLEDFEATHERS
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Verdi heroine : AIDA
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True : REAL
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Lip-curling : SNEER
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Hard to believe : TALL
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Summer on the Loire : ETE
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Sound of relief : WHEW
Down
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Put-on : SHAM
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Of flying : AERO
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Camera contents : FILMROLLS
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Uneven : EROSE
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Party item : CAVIAR
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Guinness : ALEC
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Conspicuously : MARKEDLY
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Ballet practice spots : BARS
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Bulb : ONION
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Graceful girl : SYLPH
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Conductor Zubin : MEHTA
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Zoo creatures, for short : MONKS
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Relatives of lieuts. : CAPTS
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Howe : ELIAS
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Bryn ___ : MAWR
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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"___ worse than death" : AFATE
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Early slave : ESNE
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Cheers for a matador : OLES
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Scarce items : HENSTEETH
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Grimm bad man : OGRE
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Architectural curve : OGEE
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Past or present : TENSE
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Midnight appointment : LATEDATE
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Spy : AGENT
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Swiss mathematician : EULER
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Phonograph must : NEEDLE
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South African village: Var. : CRAAL
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Urge : PRESS
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Like junior's nose : RUNNY
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Virago : SHREW
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Exempt : FREE
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Order : FIAT
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Thin : RARE
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Relative of scads : SLEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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