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New York Times, Friday, February 11, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 361 (avg 1.92)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,217

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Across
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A beginning : ABCDEF
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Resort : SPA
10
Modern painter : DALI
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Dull : BORING
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Mother Goose mother : OLDWOMAN
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Sufficient : ENOUGH
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Dresses tawdrily : BEDIZENS
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Bar-le-___ : DUC
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___ de veau (sweetbread) : RIS
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Winner's take, at times : ALL
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Asian holiday : TET
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Occasional limit : SKY
26
Spread : JAM
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Emulate Dürer : ETCH
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Graceless : AWKWARD
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Injection, for short : HYPO
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Dogbane : RAUWOLFIA
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Stingy one : MISER
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Friend, in France : AMI
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
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Three, in Italy : TRE
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Half of Pepys's sign-off : TOBED
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Midwestern address : STLOUISMO
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Fling : HURL
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Eliot's ending for the world : WHIMPER
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Wife of Cuchulainn : EMER
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Et ___ (and the following) : SEQ
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Network : ABC
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Shoemaker's tool : AWL
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Business group: Abbr. : NAM
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Digits: Abbr. : NRS
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Goose eggs : OOO
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Flooding : DILUVIAL
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Chickweed : SPURRY
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Kind of geometry : ANALYTIC
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Medicinal tea : TISANE
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Western hill : MESA
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Missouri initials : HST
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An ending : UVWXYZ
Down
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Retired : ABED
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Free extra : BONUS
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Kitchen container : CROCK
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Island off India : DIU
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Tech grad: Abbr. : ENGR
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A middle : FGHIJKLM
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Weep : SOB
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Court entry : PLEA
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Confused : ADDLED
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Egg quantity: Abbr. : DOZ
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Gem stones : AMETHYSTS
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Traffic channel : LANE
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M.I.T., e.g. : INST
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Droop : WILT
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Long-snouted sea ray : SAWFISH
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Relative of pitch : YAW
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Spring month in France : MAI
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Daley's city: Abbr. : CHI
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Blue dye : WOAD
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Conductors, engineers, etc. : RAILMEN
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Hairdo, for short : PERM
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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Yankee great : RUTH
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Family name in baseball : ALOU
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Shields of a sort : UMBRELLAS
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Grimace : MOUE
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A middle (continued) : NOPQRSTU
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Tree : ELM
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Poetic contraction : TIS
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Gershwin : IRA
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Apparition : WRAITH
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Be covetous : ENVY
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Cleansing agent : BORAX
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Trite : CORNY
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Genesis name : ADAM
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Port, for one : WINE
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But, in Paris : MAIS
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Hanger-on, in Britain : SPIV
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Court cry : OYEZ
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Diminutive ending : ULA
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W.W. II ship : LCT
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Etc., in Bonn : USW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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