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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,229
Across
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Innkeeper : HOST
5
Grain mush : KASHA
10
McKuen et al. : RODS
14
Jewish month : ADAR
15
Berlin's ___ den Linden : UNTER
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Mideast land: Var. : IRAK
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Russian river : LENA
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Northern natives : LAPPS
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Household V.I.P. : MAMA
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Opera, with "La" : TRAVIATA
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I.Q. test pioneer : BINET
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Land formation : NECK
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Prodding : URGING
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Novelists' concerns : TITLES
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More suspicious : LEERIER
31
Century plants : ALOES
32
Defile : SMEAR
33
Ill-wisher : FOE
35
Covering : RIND
36
Moonshine fixture : STILL
37
Campus org. : FRAT
38
Asian people: Var. : TAI
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Diving birds : LOONS
40
Italian city : SIENA
41
Fireplace piece : DOGIRON
43
Least sullied : PUREST
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Philippic : TIRADE
45
Beverages : ALES
46
Tiny cell : AMEBA
48
Pompous person : STRUTTER
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___ Coburg : SAXE
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Uncouth ones : BOORS
55
Siamese king : RAMA
56
Culture medium : AGAR
57
Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
58
Expectant : ATIP
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"A ___ in the Dark" : KISS
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Sport groups : TEAMS
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Impudent : PERT
Down
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Military command : HALT
2
European river : ODER
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Southwest locale : SANANTONIOTEXAS
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Saw the country : TRAVELED
5
Russian peasants : KULAKS
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Med. course : ANAT
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Midwest locale : STPAULMINNESOTA
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Wise to : HEP
9
"___ longa . . . " : ARS
10
Adriatic port : RIMINI
11
African locale : ORANGEFREESTATE
12
Edith Evans, e.g. : DAME
13
Card game : SKAT
21
Desserts : ICES
22
Whirring sound : BIRR
25
Dances : REELS
26
Of the earth : GEAL
27
Pastry item : TART
28
Ancient classic : ILIAD
30
Certain horses : ROANS
32
___ pat (got stubborn) : STOOD
34
Coup d'___ : ETAT
36
American rail : SORA
37
Slum sight : FIRETRAP
39
Money in Bari : LIRA
40
Pacific sea : SULU
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Taunters : GIBERS
43
Does a grammar chore : PARSES
46
Tropical tree : ASAK
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"The Gift of the ___" : MAGI
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Spruce : TRIM
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Eastern notable : EMIR
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Lost in delight : RAPT
53
Stick : BAT
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Iron ___ : ORE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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