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WILD FLOWERS

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1971

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,023
Across
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High and reverse, e.g. : GEARS
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You love: Lat. : AMAS
10
Bureau: Abbr. : AGCY
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Levels : EVENS
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Rent again : RELET
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Parcel of land : TRACT
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Seaweed : VAREC
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Sherry : XERES
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Flower's parting words : ILLBEZINNIA
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Elite of flowerdom : IRISTOCRATS
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Flowery proposal in old song : PETUNIAOLDGRAYBONNET
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Broadway signs : SROS
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Paris airport : ORLY
32
Some cats and dogs : PETS
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Shoe parts : HEELS
36
Run ___ in the paper : ANAD
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Italian pot : VASO
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Waldorf, for one : SALAD
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Estimate : ASSESS
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Word with way and sea : FARER
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Danish measures : ALENS
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Remnant : STUMP
51
Flowery put-off : SHASTASECOND
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Aspen gear : SKIS
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Cloth strainer : TAMIS
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Kind of alcohol : METHYL
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Boxing outcomes: Abbr. : TKOS
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Scabbard part : CHAPE
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Alike: Fr. : EGAL
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Gem weight : CARAT
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Weekday: Abbr. : TUES
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Gay ones : BLADES
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Kind of room, for short : REC
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Very wealthy flower : TRILLIUMAIRE
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Arbor : RAMADA
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Frog sound : CROAK
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Up to ___ : PAR
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Opera voices : BASSI
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Make even : TRUEUP
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Flowery animal groups : PHLOXOFSHEEP
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Rested : SAT
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Four-baggers : HOMERS
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Long time : AEON
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Dances : REELS
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Pianist Hess : MYRA
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Fuses : WELDS
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Buses and trains: Abbr. : TRAN
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Guardian of sailors : STELMO
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Aspect : FACET
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Rehan et al. : ADAS
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Transgress in a flowery way : VIOLETTHELAW
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Lasso : RIATA
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Peleg's son : REU
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Girl, in Paris : FILLE
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Old big-game guns : ROERS
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Shout : HOLLER
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Spread hay : TED
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Scolded : RATED
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Bits : ORTS
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Fraternal org. : BPOE
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Fortification : REDAN
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Pub offerings : ALES
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Italian island : ELBA
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"Aster no questions ___" : ANDSHELLDAHLIANOLIES
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Halt in a flowery way : CALLASTOPTO
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Stein words : ROSEISAROSE
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Of birds : AVIAN
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Swift descent : SWOOP
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Open : OVERT
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Paint worker : TONER
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Furious : RABID
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Early slave : ESNE
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TV's Parker : FESS
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
Down
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Luggage pieces : GRIPS
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Fisherman : EELER
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___ the good : ALLTO
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Puzzle : REBUS
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British gun : STEN
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Benedict or Hap : ARNOLD
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Brave : MANLY
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Sharp : ACID
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Bachelors' dinner, e.g. : STAGPARTY
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Fliers : AVIATORS
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Cooper et al. : GARYS
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Baby's bed : CRIB
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Gypsum : YESO
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Surpasses : EXCEEDS
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Green, in Paris : VERTE
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Time period : ERA
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Seine : NET
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Draft system: Abbr. : SSS
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Headpiece : TIARA
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Cardboard box: Abbr. : CTN
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Utopias : ZIONS
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Available : ONHAND
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Close again : RESEAL
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Listless, gardenwise : LACKADAISYCAL
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Kind of bass : STRIPED
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Snakes : ASPS
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Wife of Ahasuerus : VASHTI
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One who pillages : SACKER
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Slack, old style : ALOOSE
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Camera part : LENS
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___ bet (wagers badly) : LOSESA
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Flower : ASTER
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Actors' milieu : STAGE
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Shrubby kind of degree : SUMACCUMLAUDE
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Ludwig : EMIL
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Deadly : FATAL
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Scoundrel: Scot. : SMAIK
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Artificial fly : HERL
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Small case : ETUI
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Put-ons : SHAMS
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Brooch : CLASP
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Dice game : CRAPS
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Edible root : TARO
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Scottish hillsides : BRAES
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City on Loire : TOURS
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Preposition : UPON
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Eastman : MAX
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Orchestra section : REEDS
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On earth : BELOW
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Frustrate : THWART
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European buck : ROEDEER
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Convict's goal : PAROLE
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Cured : HEALED
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Kind of wolf : LONE
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Emancipators : FREERS
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Vends : SELLS
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Blood: Prefix : HEMA
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Soviet republic : TATAR
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Certain delivery : MAIL
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Pinball flash : TILT
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Put up : STORED
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___ Russia (title of Ivan IV) : THETSAROF
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Cleaving tool : FROE
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Food : VIANDS
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Author of "Phineas Finn" : TROLLOPE
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Kukla, ___ Ollie : FRANAND
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E. Indies weights : HOENS
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Prickly plants : BRIERS
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Braid : PLAIT
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Illinois city : ALTON
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It's nobody ___ business : ELSES
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Ex-pitcher Face : ELROY
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Civic club : LIONS
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Assail : BESET
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Son of Jacob et al. : ASERS
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Wall and State: Abbr. : STS
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U. S. inventor : HOWE
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Some poetry : EPOS
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Moved, as a ship : HOVE
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Cereal : OATS
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Smoking ___ : CAR
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Gardner : AVA
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Women's ___ : LIB

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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