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New York Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,067

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Across
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Wine additive : STUM
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Italian town : ATRI
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Pacific group : SEATO
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Piman Indian : CORA
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Invasion : RAID
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Slugger Hank : AARON
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Suffix for pop or sec : ULAR
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Hindu teacher : GURU
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Devise : FRAME
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African country : MALI
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Editorial page offering : OPENLETTER
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Common Latin verb : ESSE
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___ standstill : ATA
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Unconcern : APATHY
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Multilingual : POLYGLOT
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Game of chance : LOTTO
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U. S. columnist : ALSOP
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Epoch : AGE
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N. A. fruit tree : PAPAW
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French possessive : MES
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Unit of light : LUMEN
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Govt. agency : ECA
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Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
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On foot, in Nice : APIED
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Fraternal group : SHRINERS
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Go around : BYPASS
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School over-seeing groups: Abbr. : BDS
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Eleonora : DUSE
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European songbird : BLUETHROAT
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Turkish liqueur : RAKI
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Old French coin : LIVRE
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First word of the Aeneid : ARMA
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Fresh-water fish : CARP
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Cry of the Ancient Mariner : ASAIL
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Actor Arkin : ALAN
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U. S. novelist : URIS
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Baseball ploy : STEAL
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Wish or funny : BONE
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People of Uganda : TESO
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Riffraff : SCUM
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Indian weight : TOLA
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Russian range : URAL
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"Naughty" girl : MARIETTA
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Richly-laden ship : ARGOSY
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Carpet color : TAUPE
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Laugh, in France : RIRE
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Wife of Bragi : IDUN
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Maneuvers in bridge : SAFETYPLAYS
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Animal identification : EARTAG
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Hefty volume : TOME
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Standout : ONER
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French composer : LALO
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Primary-grade activity : SHOWANDTELL
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Mont Blanc, etc. : ALPES
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Cook gently : POACH
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Wall Street term : ATPAR
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U.S.M.A. men : PLEBS
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Thessaly mountain : OSSA
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Monster of myth : LAMIA
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Curved moldings : OGEES
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Inclines : TENDS
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Asian border river : AMUR
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Defensive trump play : UPPERCUT
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Hebrew letter : RESH
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Michener title : IBERIA
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Gas for lighters : BUTANE
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Small mammal : DAMAN
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Gil ___ : BLAS
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Careen : LIST
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Grapes: Lat. : UVAE
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Austrian statesman : RAAB
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Plinth : ORLO
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Swiss river : AARE
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Malay dagger : KRIS
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___ facto : IPSO

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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