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New York Times, Tuesday, February 22, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,228

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Across
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Pony : CRIB
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Native of Oman : ARAB
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Prepare wallpaper : PASTE
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Memory, for one : LANE
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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Straightedge : RULER
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Eastern capital : ANNAPOLIS
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Aromas : ODORS
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View : SCENE
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High-spirited : EBULLIENT
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Horror-film sound : SHRIEK
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Metal piece : INGOT
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Battery plates : ANODES
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Ready for a party : DRESSEDUP
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Old English coin : GROAT
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Atmosphere : AIR
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Dice throw : EIGHT
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Agency of 30's : NRA
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Moslem lady : BEGUM
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Dress sizes : THIRTEENS
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Inclines : SLOPES
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Cunning look : LEER
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Spinnakers, etc. : SAILS
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Shawl : SERAPE
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Offer one's services : VOLUNTEER
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Family members : MAMAS
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Approach: Fr. : ABORD
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Symphony-hall concern : ACOUSTICS
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Cosmetic : ROUGE
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Healed wound : SCAR
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Ceremonial dinner : SEDER
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Style : TONE
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British tax : CESS
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Genre : CLASS
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Cowboy's locale : RANCH
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Hidden : INNER
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Certain caps : BEANIES
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Miff : RILE
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Naval man : BOSUN
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Extend : PROLONG
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Listener : AUDITOR
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Kind of gin : SLOE
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Gull's relative : TERN
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Formerly, old style : ERST
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Equals : PEERS
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Code name of N.Y. airport : LGA
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Joint : KNEE
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Correct : EDIT
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Exhausted : DONE
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Deserve : EARN
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Small lumps : DABS
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Canadian rebel of 1800's : RIEL
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Therefore : ERGO
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Sound of disgust : UGH
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N.L. player : PHIL
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Very, in Paris : TRES
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Rapid rise : UPSURGE
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Wander around : MEANDER
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Pours : TEEMS
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Inconsistent : ERRATIC
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Pose : SIT
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Slightest : LEAST
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Dry-plaster painting : SECCO
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Chemical compound : AMIDE
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Tempos : PACES
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Letters : ESSES
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Deviations: Abbr. : VARS
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Musical instrument : OBOE
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Garish : LOUD
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Kind of horse : ROAN
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Process: Suffix : URE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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