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New York Times, Wednesday, February 16, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,222

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Across
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False god : BAAL
5
Stupefy : BESOT
10
Pelion's perch : OSSA
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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George and Constance : LAKES
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Hollywood street : VINE
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But: Ger. : ABER
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Laborare est ___ : ORARE
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Royalty of film lore : KINGKONG
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Kind of rug : THROW
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Forster's "Howards ___" : END
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Deplorable : SAD
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"___ that ate the malt . . . " : THERAT
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Emulated a mule : HEEHAWED
34
Brooder : HEN
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"Easy ___" : RIDER
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Condition : STATE
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Companion of ye and shoppe : OLDE
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Titled Britishers : EARLS
42
Common Latin verb : ERAT
43
Snow, in Spain : NIEVE
45
Poetic seas : DEEPS
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Numerical prefix : UNI
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Jungle animals : GORILLAS
50
Totem-pole constituent : LOWMAN
52
Pair : DUO
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___ trice : INA
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Sky: Sp. : CIELO
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Quickie tailor center : HONGKONG
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Duke or horse : IRON
62
___ of kings : SPORT
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Admired one : IDOL
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Then: Fr. : DONC
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Uneven : EROSE
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Nautilus skipper : NEMO
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Fencing gear : EPEE
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Discourage : DETER
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Waxed : GREW
Down
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Neb : BEAK
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Both: Prefix : AMBI
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Church corner : AMEN
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___ than life : LARGER
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Familial bond : BLOODTIE
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Deserve : EARN
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Keel part: Var. : SKAG
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"The strife is ___ . . . " : OER
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Dangerous fly : TSETSE
10
Coin stamped for a later year : OVERDATE
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Prefix for an Asian land : SINO
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Goose or mobile : SNOW
13
Roman bronze : AES
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Tree node : KNAR
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Sounds of laughter : HAHS
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Sandal part : THONG
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Sun: Prefix : HELIO
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Bitter-___ : ENDER
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"___ looking at you" : HERES
30
Writer Gardner : ERLE
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Why, in Bonn : WARUM
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Hero of Babylonian myth : ETANA
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Remove a metal coating : DETIN
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Art movement : DADA
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Jury's concern : EVIDENCE
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Offshoot group : SPLINTER
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Canary specialty : SONG
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"He hath ___ the fateful lightning . . . " : LOOSED
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Coming alive : WAKING
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Farmer's concern : CROP
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"Pompeii" heroine : IONE
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Owl or Gibson : HOOT
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Cheapside steed : ORSE
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River to Baltic : ODER
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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Shine : GLOW
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Fish of Europe : IDE
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Before: Prefix : PRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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