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New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,500

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Find fault : CARP
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Mean-spirited : BASE
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Kind of wind : TRADE
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Unoriginal one : APER
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Up to : ABLE
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Less available : RARER
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Talker of a sort : RACONTEUR
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Weasel's relative : OTTER
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Overworked : TRITE
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Ocean current : DRIFT
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Graduating classmen: Abbr. : SRS
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Chemical compounds : ESTERS
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Does ushering duty : SEATS
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Cote sounds : COOS
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Limit of one's resources : TETHER
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___ in the dark : FOOTSTEPS
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Continuous stretch : REACH
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Tot : ADD
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Nymph : OREAD
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Army man: Abbr. : NCO
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Yields : CEDES
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Flings : ESCAPADES
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Jewish ascetic : ESSENE
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Museum works: Abbr. : STAT
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Ohio, for one : RIVER
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Studio occupant : ARTIST
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Common abbreviation : ETC
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Turns up a card : FACES
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Anglo-Saxon lawsuit : SECTA
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Character in "Hamlet" : GHOST
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Scholarly centers : ACADEMIES
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Style : GENRE
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Great dog : DANE
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Sassy : PERT
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Gentleman of Ponce : SENOR
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Gush forth : SPEW
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Kind of toad : TREE
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D'Oyly ___ : CARTE
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Armadillos : APARS
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Singsong delivery: Abbr. : RECIT
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Shield : PROTECT
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Ash product : BAT
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Retired : ABED
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Disparages : SLURS
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Pig's foot : TROTTER
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Informer : RAT
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Wiles : ARTS
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Fleet animal : DEER
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Misses the mark : ERRS
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Peter and Wolfe : NEROS
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Thick : FAT
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"And ___ bed" : SOTO
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Marie, for one : STE
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Shrivelled : SERE
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Cluster of bananas : HAND
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Lo, to Caesar : ECCE
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Greek letters : RHOS
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Clock part : FACE
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Literary works : ODES
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Probabilities : ODDS
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Footlike part : PES
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U.S. Indians : SACS
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Information : DATA
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Noun suffix : EER
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Brandy glass : SNIFTER
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Break down a sentence : PARSE
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Undertake : ATTEMPT
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Tanguay : EVA
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Modified organisms : ECADS
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Sum up, for short : RECAP
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More frigid : ICIER
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Metric measure : STERE
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Sample : TASTE
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Incites, with "on" : EGGS
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Biblical pronoun : THEE
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State: Abbr. : CONN
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Sound : SANE
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Broadway sign : SRO
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Mountain ___ : DEW

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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