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IN GOOD SPIRITS

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1972

Author:
Elizabeth A. Yaro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 532 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Elizabeth A. Yaro has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,226
Across
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Rap session : SEANCE
7
Runs off : ELOPES
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Relatives of double takes : DEJAVUS
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Funeral orations : ELOGES
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Threaten : MENACE
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Rich : OPULENT
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Belladonna genus : ATROPA
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Woman guard : MATRON
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Member of same class: Var. : COGENER
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Plant study: Abbr. : BOT
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Bravos : EUGES
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Smart ___ : ALECKS
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Power agency: Abbr. : TVA
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Mesa's state: Abbr. : ARIZ
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"___ of wild horses . . . " : ATEAM
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Roman dozen : XII
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Cloying : SWEET
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Strollers : GOCARTS
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Places: Abbr. : PNS
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Peak of Nepal : ANAPURNA
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Upright: Abbr. : PERP
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Ready, in France : PRETE
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Scottish hoop : GIRR
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Costa ___ : BRAVA
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Divide an angle : TRISECT
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Pioneer in the occult : MESMER
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English resort : SEATON
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Registered again : RELISTED
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Source words : ETYMA
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Of a Soviet range : ALTAIC
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Continent : ASIA
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Mine yields : ORES
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Compass points : SSES
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Flying org. : NAA
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Confutes : REBUTS
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Little ghost : SPRITE
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One of the zones: Abbr. : TRP
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This, in Spain : ESTA
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Japanese wrestling : SUMO
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"Damn Yankees" girl : LOLA
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Assert : ALLEGE
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Vamooses : SCATS
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Cyrano's family : BERGERAC
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Did sightseeing : TOURED
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Be unsteady : TOTTER
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Veined, as a leaf : NERVOSE
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Wasted time : IDLED
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Word in U.S. motto : UNUM
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Earthquake : SEISM
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Grey of stage : JOEL
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Dreamy states : HYPNOSES
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Season in Nice : ETE
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Blood ailment: Var. : ANAEMIA
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Tanker : OILER
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Road material : TAR
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Yoga posture : ASANA
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Diana of movies : DORS
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___ tree : UPA
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Rumored : AFLOAT
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Medit. island : MALTA
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Nonsense! : ROT
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Clam genus : SPISULA
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V.I.P. at 1 Across : SPIRIT
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Gas-rating word : OCTANE
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Phantom : EIDOLON
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Beethoven symphony : EROICA
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Fish-cleaning gadget : SCALER
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Sonnet parts : SESTETS
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Light shoe : SANDAL
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Fencing pieces : SABERS
Down
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Sailor's luggage : SEABAG
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Corrida star : ELTORO
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Of a blood trunk : AORTIC
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___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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Mushroom : CEPE
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Biblical brother : ESAU
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Ant : EMMET
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Charter : LEASE
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Can. province : ONT
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Distortion of memory : PARAMNESIA
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Earth science: Abbr. : ECOL
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Old: Lat. : SENEX
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Deducting, as from pay : DOCKING
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Body of poetry : EPOS
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Moonshine container : JUG
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Drink : ALE
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One airing grievances : VENTER
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Varying : UNEVEN
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Layers : STRATA
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Show surprise : GASP
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U.S. agency : CIA
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"Viva ___" (Brando film) : ZAPATA
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"___ the cruelest month" : APRILIS
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Binge : SPREE
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Wiener and knack : WURSTS
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See again: Fr. : REVOIR
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Medium states : TRANCES
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Jeanne and Thérèse : STES
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Draw a bead on : AIM
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Sets aside for future use : PRESTORES
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Medium's output : ECTOPLASM
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U.S. stage name : BELASCO
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Drum sound : RATATAT
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Dream: Ger. : TRAUMEN
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Balcony : TERRACE
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Engima: Fr. : MYSTERE
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Came forth : EMERGED
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Grated : RASPED
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Most lucid : SANEST
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Agnus ___ : DEI
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Kind of wagon : STATION
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Relative of Mac or pal : BUB
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Women's clubs : SOROSES
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Waterweed : ELODEA
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Adjust : ATTUNE
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Medium's forte : LEVITATION
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Quieted : LULLED
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Mr., in Ponce : SENOR
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Favor, old style : GREE
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Eur. country : RUS
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Shea people : METFANS
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Kind of African goat : JAAL
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White and Blair : HOUSES
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Mod youth : YIPPIE
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Tartans : PLAIDS
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Gal of song : SAL
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Esprit de corps : MORALE
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Mangle : IRONER
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Flowers : ASTERS
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Wars of the ___ : ROSES
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Latin girlfriend : AMICA
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Port of Brazil : NATAL
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
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Port of Guam : APRA
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Fling : TOSS
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Old Syrian fabric : ACCA
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Toper : SOT
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Purge : RID
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Unpaid bill : TAB

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 21 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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