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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q V W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,223

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Across
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Volcanic castings : EJECTA
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Musical instruments : BANJO
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Daniel Webster specialties : ORATIONS
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Leak out : ESCAPE
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Third Crusade leader : RICHARDI
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Eras : EPOCHS
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Cuttlefish cover-ups : INKS
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Music for nine parts : NONET
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Revue turn : SKIT
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Conceit : EGO
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Aries : RAM
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G.&S. heroine : IDA
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Stroke in golf : LOFT
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___ facie : PRIMA
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Platoon, for one : UNIT
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Blood condition: Suffix : AEMIA
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Grain bristles : ARISTAE
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Evident : CLEAR
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American artist : SHAHN
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Silver and sockeye : SALMONS
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Mournful song : DIRGE
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Liberal ___ : ARTS
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Man o' War, Citation, etc. : SIRES
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Imposing : EPIC
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Deface : MAR
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Month: Abbr. : DEC
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One, in Nantes : UNE
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"___ can look at a king" : ACAT
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Christmas and Easter items : SEALS
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Famed lioness : ELSA
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Squirrel or beaver : RODENT
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Flowering trees : CATALPAS
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Loss of ability to read : ALEXIA
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British streetcar track : TRAMLINE
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Sword-shaped : ENSATE
Down
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"___ bragh" : ERINGO
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Certain non-master : JACKOFALLTRADES
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Ordinal suffixes : ETHS
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Relative of F.B.I. : CIA
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Afflicted : TORN
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Pyrenees republic : ANDORRA
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Source of salad greens : BEET
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Army men: Abbr. : NCOS
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Woodland plant : JACKINTHEPULPIT
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Snake : OPHIDIAN
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Kind of window : ORIEL
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Biblical mountain : SINAI
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Social rank : ESTATE
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Jane Austen novel : EMMA
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Swarms : TEEMS
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Bobbins : PIRNS
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Upbeat, in music : ARSIS
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Custom : USAGE
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Chinese leader : MAO
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Your: Ger. : IHR
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Equestrian maneuver : CARACOLE
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Fruit of the elm : SAMARA
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Kind of swipe : SIDE
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Proclaim : DECLARE
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Respond : REACT
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Lacking logic : INSANE
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End : CEASE
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School book : TEXT
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Rigel, for one : STAR
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Laurel : STAN
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Miss Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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Times of day : AMS

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