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New York Times, Monday, February 14, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,220
Across
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Ale ingredient : BARLEY
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Dick Tracy feature : JAW
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Zane Grey's was purple : SAGE
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A.L. player : ORIOLE
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Disorganized : UNHINGED
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Unevenly matched pair : DAVIDANDGOLIATH
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Assists : ABETS
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Stone, for one : AGE
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Beget : SIRE
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Unconcealed : OVERT
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Attired : CLAD
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Bar dispenser : CARAFE
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Stranded : ASHORE
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W. W. II battle site : STLO
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___ of eight : PIECES
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Stop! : BELAY
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Day: Abbr. : SAT
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Special committee : ADHOC
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Smoothed : EVENED
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Season : FALL
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Woolly : LANATE
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Sewed : BASTED
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Indigo : ANIL
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Lean animal : SCRAG
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Scottish uncles : EMES
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Kind of appeal : EYE
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Possessive : OUR
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Fragrant gum : ELEMI
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Forest duo : HANSELANDGRETEL
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Surround : ENCIRCLE
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___ pectoris : ANGINA
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Giant great : MAYS
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Fool : ASS
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Responds : REACTS
Down
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Spanish weddings : BODAS
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Kind of numerals : ARABIC
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Mexican painter : RIVERA
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Dawdle : LOITER
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Old times, of old : ELDS
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"___, team!" : YEA
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Bench sitter : JUDGE
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Indignation : ANGER
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One of five for reporters : WHO
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Squealed : SNITCHED
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Incense wood : AGALLOCH
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Receive : GET
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Old English letter : EDH
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Pier union: Abbr. : ILA
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Certain oranges : NAVELS
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Not infrequent, in poems : OFT
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Thread cutter : TAP
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Mars: Prefix : AREO
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Offspring: Abbr. : DESC
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Until now : ASYET
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Igneous rocks : SIALS
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Dolt : OAF
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Lugosi : BELA
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Welsh name : EVAN
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Tolerance : LENIENCY
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Couch therapy : ANALYSIS
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Chaucer's inn : TABARD
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___ Plaines : DES
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Retardation : LAG
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Russian cart : TELEGA
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Dose for poison swallowers : EMETIC
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Deranged one : DEMENT
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Pea and egg : COALS
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Old Norse poems : RUNES
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Marner : SILAS
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Poetic word : EER
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Controversial line : HEM
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Collection of sayings : ANA
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Typesetter's term: Abbr. : LCA
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Long-beaked fish : GAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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