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New York Times, Friday, February 18, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 329 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,224
Across
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Commits a football foul : CLIPS
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Ignoble : MEAN
10
Good cards : ACES
14
Soviet moon probe : LUNIK
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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___ avis : RARA
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African animal : OKAPI
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Stevenson novel : KIDNAPPED
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Dictionary entry: Abbr. : DEF
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Endure, in Scotland : DREE
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Sample of cloth : SWATCH
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Waterproof fabric : LODEN
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Greek weight : OKE
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Movies' Erwin : STU
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"When we were a ___" : COUPLEOFKIDS
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Concurred : AGREED
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Ending for dull or cow : ARD
34
Esparto : ALFA
38
Storage places : BARNS
39
Bikini part : BRA
40
Movie-studio light: Var. : KLEIG
41
Chemical mixture : AMYL
42
"___ Vadis" : QUO
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___ Fail : FIANNA
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"I don't believe it!" : YOUREKIDDING
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___ mode : ALA
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Again! : BIS
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Firebug's genre : ARSON
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Dancer Lola : MONTEZ
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Dill : ANET
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Little oddballs : FUNNYKIDS
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Tear open : UNRIP
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___ on the back : APAT
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Amazon dolphin : INIA
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Celebration : FEAST
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Electrical units : RELS
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Small amounts : DOTS
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Becomes dim : FADES
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Stupid one : CLOD
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Cool-hand man : LUKE
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Confused : INAFLURRY
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Seed : PIP
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Stick bowling : SKIDDLES
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___ bones about : MAKENO
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Boy's name : ELIE
8
Do sums : ADD
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Kind of tire or rug : NONSKID
10
Harp, in Italy : ARPA
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Mil. officers : CAPTS
12
Upright : ERECT
13
Hindu holy man : SADHU
19
Impressed : AWED
22
Musical pipe : REED
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Without concealment : OPENLY
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Soup vegetable : OKRA
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Workbasket : CABA
29
Old Irish writing : OGAM
30
Atlantic island group : FAROE
31
Argentine river : SALADO
35
City on the Neva : LENINGRAD
36
Huck or Mickey : FINN
37
Amalekite king : AGAG
39
Dentists' drills : BURS
40
Juvenile goings-on : KIDSTUFF
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Bright one on old radio show : QUIZKID
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Bake in a kiln : FIRE
45
Heed : OBEY
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Midwest state : KANSAS
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"And I ___ from home" : AMFAR
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Jeweler's glass : LOUPE
49
Record, old style : ANNAL
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Explosives : TNTS
54
Passage : ADIT
56
French river : OISE
57
Chooses : OPTS
59
Cadmus's daughter : INO
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Educator's group: Abbr. : NEA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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