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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,493

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Across
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Containers: Abbr. : BBLS
5
Harass : BAIT
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Pronoun : HERS
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Biblical son of Jesse : ELIAB
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Note : LINE
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Rod of tennis : LAVER
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Push : URGE
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Honor card : ACE
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Complied : OBEYED
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Pennsylvania city : ERIE
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Hindu language: Abbr. : SKR
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Existed : WAS
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Cereal fungus : ERGOT
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Cubs' home, for short : CHI
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Biblical prophet and others : NATHANS
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Printer's measures : ENS
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Kilns : OASTS
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Tebaldi : RENATA
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Beast of much burden : WHITEELEPHANT
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Rivera works : MURALS
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A breath ___ : OFAIR
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Perched : SAT
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Sioux Indian : DAKOTAN
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Zuider ___ : ZEE
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Groom : CURRY
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___ polloi : HOI
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Also : AND
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West Indian fetish: Var. : OBIA
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Girl's name : PAMELA
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Military group: Abbr. : RTC
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Shankar : RAVI
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Newspaper item : OBIT
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Racket : NOISE
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Delightful abode : EDEN
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Moon: Prefix : LUNI
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Fabric : SATIN
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Declines : SETS
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Tenants' burden : RENT
Down
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Theater name : BELASCO
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Shrub of honeysuckle family : BLACKHAW
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Disagreeable : LIVERISH
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So, in Scotland : SAE
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Some talkers' output : BLUESTREAK
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Delicate : AIRY
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U.S. playwright : INGE
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Golf term : TEED
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Bigoted one : HATER
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Become apparent : EMERGE
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Share : RATION
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Newspapers, informally : SHEETS
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Reverie : BROWNSTUDY
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Bleat : BAA
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Baltic people: Var. : ESTHONIANS
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Greeting : HELLO
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Ether, for one : ANESTHETIC
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Pile : NAP
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Dickens character : TIM
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Flying group of W. W. II: Abbr. : AAF
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Period : ERA
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Hebrew religious devotee : NAZARITE
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Chinese port : TIENTSIN
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Symbol of worthlessness : REDCENT
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Censures : SCORES
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Morning song : AUBADE
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Table protector : TRIVET
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Abbreviation for a tardy soldier : AOL
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Falls profusely : RAINS
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Game : POLO
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Border on : ABUT
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Kind of skirt : MINI
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Row : OAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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