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New York Times, Thursday, September 23, 1971

18-Down : Soviet region: Abbr.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 51, Avg Word Len: 4.83, Missing: { H Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,076
Across
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Hideout : LAIR
5
Boats : CRAFT
10
Practical : VIABLE
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Kind of pitcher : RELIEF
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Penny-arcade game : PINBALL
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Nevertheless : EVENSO
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Bow : ARC
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Man of figures: Abbr. : AUD
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Ocean vessels: Abbr. : STRS
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Clock numeral : VII
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Flying object : BOXKITE
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Girl's name : IMA
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Map abbr. : ALT
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Warded off : AVERTED
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Plater : NAG
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Teased : NEEDLED
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Nestle : SNUGGLE
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Paddle : OAR
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Fiddler crab : UCA
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Periodical : JOURNAL
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Kitchen item : TOASTER
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Arabic prefix for son : IBN
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Detach in a way : CLIPOUT
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Common verb : ARE
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Record : LOG
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Geometrical figure : ELLIPSE
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Pique : IRE
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Draws : TIES
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Pro ___ : TEM
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French negative : PAS
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Sandwich meat : SALAMI
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Like some X-rated films : OBSCENE
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Missouri name : TRUMAN
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Cut that out! : STOPIT
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Bite : STING
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Fish : TUNA
Down
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Technician's place : LAB
2
Sports group: Abbr. : ABA
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Kind of wind : ILL
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Calm : RELAXED
5
Movie preliminaries : CREDITS
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Church title: Abbr. : REV
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Beverage : ALE
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Features of some cars : FINS
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Experimentation : TESTING
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Forceful : VIRILE
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Goad : INCITE
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Dress-up affair : FORMAL
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Stately dance : PAVAN
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Soviet region: Abbr. : UKR
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Western shrub : SAGE
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Remainder : BALANCE
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Generally : OVERALL
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Insubstantial : TENUOUS
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Enlighten : EDUCATE
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"Le Coq ___" : DOR
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Kind of meter : GAS
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Cast off, in romance : JILT
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Certain musician : OBOIST
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Disengages, as a clutch : UNGEARS
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Rhythmic : LILTING
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Apical : TOPMOST
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Taiwan capital : TAIPEI
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Astray : ERRANT
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Dodger name : REESE
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Slapstick prop : PIE
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Slovenly one : SLUT
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"Where ___?" : AMI
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Adult : MAN
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Engineering unit : BTU
60
Descendant : SON
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Tax man: Abbr. : CPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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