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New York Times, Wednesday, August 18, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,040
Across
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Outdo : BEST
5
Stares : GAWKS
10
Plug for a trumpet : MUTE
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Fit : ABLE
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Shah, for one : IRANI
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Later : ANON
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Washington business : JOINTRESOLUTION
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Certain flowers : ANNUALS
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Stiff square cap : BIRETTA
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___ alone (by oneself) : GOIT
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Daunts : SCARES
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Shield : INSULATE
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MacGraw : ALI
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Cheers : RAHS
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Bulb : LAMP
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Prickly pear : SABRA
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Fuss : ADO
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Joints : KNEES
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West role : LIL
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Arabian sheikdom : QATAR
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Insect : GNAT
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Word with graph or crat : AUTO
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Chop off : LOP
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Chair of a sort : DROPSEAT
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Omelet seasonings : CHIVES
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Going before: Abbr. : PREC
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Garments : RAIMENT
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Loafers, for instance : SLIPONS
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Accounting system : INTERNALCONTROL
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Time of day : NOON
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Howe : ELIAS
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Chap : GENT
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Chit notations : DEBTS
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Ball of yarn : CLEW
Down
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Low: Sp. : BAJA
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Inky : EBON
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Primitive weapon : SLINGSHOT
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Thin : TENUOUS
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Chatter : GIRLTALK
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War god : ARES
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Lived : WAS
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Drawer pulls : KNOBS
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Quartz : SILICA
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___ medica : MATERIA
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Fuse : UNITE
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Endearing word : TOOTS
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Shadow : TAIL
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Mt. Telpos-iz and others : URALS
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Syria's neighbor : IRAQ
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Nothing, in Mexico : NADA
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Zest : TANG
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Correct : EMEND
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Fruit : PEAR
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Pacific deposit : BLUECORAL
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Hayworth : RITA
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
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Wall St. order : STOPLOSS
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Food : ALIMENT
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Fido's friend : ROVER
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Sterile : ASEPTIC
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Wrote : PENNED
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Teacher's boss: Abbr. : PRIN
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Birchbark : CANOE
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Come across : HITON
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Trite : STALE
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Bell sound : RING
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Shoo! : SCAT
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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Side dish : SLAW
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Women's ___ : LIB

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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