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New York Times, Tuesday, February 15, 1972

31-Across : Material for icy streets

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q U X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,221
Across
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Some jewels : FAKES
6
Comic-strip blow : WHAM
10
Close-fitting cap : COIF
14
Conscious : AWARE
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Topnotch : AONE
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Hindu queen : RANI
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Of the cheekbone : MALAR
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Large triangular sail : SPINNAKER
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Certain lid projections : EYELASHES
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Ward off : AVERT
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Social groups : CLANS
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Sophomore grade : TENTH
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Gil ___ : BLAS
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British warcraft : EBOAT
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Material for icy streets : ROCKSALT
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Hospice in Turkey : IMARET
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Realize : ACHIEVE
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Loving : AMATIVE
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From that place : THENCE
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Heavenly fare : AMBROSIA
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Porpoises are said to use this : SONAR
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___-mell : PELL
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Contract : LEASE
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Made smaller : PARED
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Fragrant oil : ATTAR
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Lacking polish : INELEGANT
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Flexible armor : CHAINMAIL
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Wife of Louis XVI : MARIE
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Famous archer : TELL
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Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Fresh air : OZONE
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Natural resources : ORES
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___ majesty : LESE
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Indian bead money : SEWAN
Down
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Reputation : FAME
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"___ in a manger ... " : AWAY
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Hardy cabbage : KALE
4
Of a period : ERAL
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Block of glacier ice : SERAC
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Like some fabrics : WASHABLE
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"I should ___!" : HOPENOT
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Miss Jones of TV : ANISSA
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Human beings : MEN
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Desire strongly : CRAVE
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Bucket of song : OAKEN
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Sluggish : INERT
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Clyde, for one : FIRTH
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Turner : NAT
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Separates into threads : SLEAVES
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Spoiled child : BRAT
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Lomond or Ness : LOCH
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Doctor's concern : ACHE
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Outer covering : SKIN
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Small hand drum : TIMBREL
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Short, short time : SEC
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Cause harm : MAR
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In a certain spot : ATOP
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Elevation : RISE
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Word with eye or spirit : EVIL
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Shade of blue : TEAL
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Sour cherry : AMARELLE
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Liar : ANANIAS
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Narcotic : OPIATE
46
Milk: Prefix : LACTO
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Upper space : ETHER
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"___ of a Tub" : ATALE
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Jibs, etc. : SAILS
50
Eagle : ERN
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Common people : DEMOS
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Stare : GAZE
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Lined up : AROW
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Historic ship : NINA
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Age group : TEEN
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Allen or Ott : MEL

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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