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New York Times, Saturday, February 19, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,225

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Across
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Watery mire : SLOSH
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Roman statesman : CATO
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Certain G.I.'s : PFCS
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Maltese weight : PARTO
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Image : ICON
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Iranian coin : RIAL
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Hatchet victim : CHERRYTREE
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
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Sharp-sighted : ARGUSEYED
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Item of value : ASSET
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Peach ___ : MELBA
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Deck posts : BITTS
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Bird sound : CAW
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Farm animal : PIG
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Town near Milan : LODI
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Norse name : OLAF
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Living quarters : RESIDENCE
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Interpret wrongly : MISREAD
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Full hostilities : OPENWAR
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Prepared for opening night : REHEARSED
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Home of Irish kings : TARA
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Present month: Abbr. : INST
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___-de-Calais : PAS
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No longer active: Abbr. : RET
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Tango, for one : DANCE
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Bodies of Kaffir warriors : IMPIS
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Heffner and Downs : HUGHS
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Make systematic : SCIENTIZE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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" . . . in the hearts of his ___" : COUNTRYMEN
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Press : IRON
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Hair line : PART
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Large antelope : ELAND
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News agency: Abbr. : SYND
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Imitates : APES
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Notes : MEMOS
Down
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Humane society: Abbr. : SPCA
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Comedian Bert : LAHR
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Western state: Abbr. : OREG
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Play a ukulele : STRUM
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Useful animal : HORSE
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Pigeons, e.g. : CITYBIRDS
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Farm holding : ACREAGE
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___ the mark : TOED
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Number : ONE
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Taylor or Tyler : PRESIDENT
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Part of well-known eulogy : FIRSTINWAR
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U.S.M.A. man : CADET
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Parts of blinds : SLATS
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Sharp bark : YELP
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Home : ABODE
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Naval officer: Abbr. : COMR
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Words associated with 17 Across : ALIE
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Western state : WASHINGTON
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Leo the ___ : LIP
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___ Indian War : FRENCHAND
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Medicinal candies : SODAMINTS
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Mind : CARE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Relaxes : EASES
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Carney : ART
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Gourmet : EPICURE
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Wet nurses, in India : DHAIS
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Gene : AUTRY
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Common legal phrase : INREM
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Fashion : STYLE
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Soft ___ : SOAP
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Moslem priest : IMAM
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First Stoic : ZENO
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Terminates : ENDS
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Auditor: Abbr. : CPA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 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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