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New York Times, Monday, August 16, 1971

31-Across : Attest

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,038
Across
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Garment : STOLE
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Facial feature : BROW
10
Reddish shade : RUST
14
Baseball thrill : HOMER
15
Criterion : RULE
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Sword : EPEE
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Strange : ALIEN
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Concludes : ENDS
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Retaliates : GETSEVEN
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Ability : TALENT
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Large and medium : SIZES
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Clotho and friends : FATES
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Russian river : URAL
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Attest : CERTIFY
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Most menial : LOWEST
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Forsyte's account : SAGA
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College degree: Abbr. : MBA
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Certain flights : NONSTOP
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Musical instruments : GUITARS
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Times of day: Abbr. : AMS
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Pitchers' statistics: Abbr. : ERAS
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Scents : AROMAS
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Lenten week : PASSION
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Thomas or Horace : MANN
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Island : ATOLL
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Bag attachment : STRAP
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Sincere : HONEST
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Force loose : DISLODGE
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Dry : ARID
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Oxford : SHOE
65
Up, in baseball : ATBAT
66
Life story, for short : BIOG
67
Sari : GOWN
68
Coronet : TIARA
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Math ratio : SINE
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Big top : TENT
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Road curves : ESSES
Down
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Long-napped cloth : SHAG
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Enameled ware : TOLE
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Ignore : OMIT
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Shelters : LEES
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Something to shoot : BREEZE
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Carpets : RUNNERS
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Like King Cole : OLD
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Basketball's Jerry : WEST
10
TV sports device : REPLAY
11
Defeated : UPSET
12
Net : SEINE
13
Tries : TESTS
21
Mets, in 1969 : VICTORS
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Concern : AFFAIR
25
Certain party : STAG
27
Arm bone : ULNA
28
Space : ROOM
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Plant beards : AWNS
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French article : LES
32
Lizards : IGUANAS
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Pilfers : STEALS
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Family member : MAMA
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Grain product : BRAN
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Group: Abbr. : ASSN
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Bridge call : PASS
42
Swift or Seaver : TOM
45
Kind of strike : SITDOWN
47
Vow : PLEDGE
48
Familiarize : ORIENT
50
Noted whaler and namesakes : AHABS
51
Shinto gateway : TORII
52
Breath strengthener : ONION
54
Baseball home : PLATE
56
Noncom: Abbr. : TSGT
58
Amos of baseball : OTIS
59
Business degrees : DBAS
60
Paris station : GARE
61
Greek vowels : ETAS
64
Garden tool : HOE

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

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