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New York Times, Saturday, August 14, 1971

7-Down : Wonderland cat

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,036
Across
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What Twain said people praise but don't read : CLASSIC
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Trio of myth : GRACES
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Like Gehenna : HELLISH
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Belgian province : BRABANT
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___ cordiale : ENTENTE
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Boat race : REGATTA
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Horse : STEED
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Spica or Rigel : STAR
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Civil wrong : TORT
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React to cold : SHIVER
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Kindled : LIT
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Viscous mud : SLIME
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Girl's name : ADELE
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1943 Bogart movie : SAHARA
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School book : PRIMER
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Nautical : MARINE
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Impaired : MAIMED
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Katharina's metamophosis : TAMING
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"Once ___, twice shy" : BITTEN
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Sultan's decree : IRADE
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Dinero : MONEY
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Rifle range: Fr. : TIR
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Sultana : RAISIN
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___ bien : TRES
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Determine quantity : UNIT
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State of snafu : MESS
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Brute : BEAST
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Rome's St. John ___ : LATERAN
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Italian naval base : TARANTO
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Puzzled : ATALOSS
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Escape : EVASION
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Tebaldi : RENATA
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English period : REGENCY
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Treasury : CHEST
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Change : ALTER
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Winter hazard : SLEET
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Region of Pakistan : SIND
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Doer: Suffix : IST
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Wonderland cat : CHESHIRE
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Diving bird : GREBE
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Tatter : RAG
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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Certain ranchers : CATTLEMEN
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Required perforce : ENTAILED
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Crank's replacement : STARTER
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Face with courage : BRAVE
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City founded by Pizarro : LIMA
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Not the king's English : SLANG
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Uncommon thing : RARITY
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Black eye : SHINER
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___ novel : DIME
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Lender of a helping hand : SAMARITAN
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Jejune : ARID
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Eucharistic plate : PATEN
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Steep in a way : MARINATE
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Give aid : MINISTER
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Nominal : TITULAR
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Domineer : BOSS
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Aspects : MIENS
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Nephew of David : AMASA
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Coquette : TEASE
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Paid a quick visit : RANIN
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Medieval sword : ESTOC
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Obdurate : STONY
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Tissue : TELA
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Boaster : BRAG
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Nonsense! : ROT
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"___ Maria" : AVE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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