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New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,230
Across
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Where the Ucayali flows : PERU
5
Comedian Bert : LAHR
9
Beanery word : JAVA
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Aboveboard : OPEN
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Together, in music : ADUE
15
College in Maine : BATES
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Cars with rumble seats : ROADSTERS
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Lake of Finland : ENARE
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Renders ineffective : SPIKESTHEGUNS
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Houseclean : DUST
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Greek letters : NUS
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Initial trio : ABC
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Partook of : ATE
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___ bono : CUI
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Berne's river : AAR
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Mrs. Copperfield : DORA
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European goose : BARNACLE
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Renders ineffective : DRAWSTHETEETHOF
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Like some dogs : LOPEARED
40
Fork feature : TINE
41
Chemical ending : ENE
42
Fall bloomer : MUM
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Bonn exclamation : ACH
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Through : PER
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Raleigh or Guinness : SIR
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Sightsee : TOUR
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Renders ineffective : PUTSOUTOFGEAR
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Wilkes-___ : BARRE
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Owned : CONFESSED
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Periodical : ORGAN
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U.S. publisher : LUCE
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Kind of poem : TONE
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Hearty dish : STEW
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Small barracuda : SPET
Down
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___ favor (Spaniard's please) : POR
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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Get a result : REAP
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Disassembled : UNDID
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Most current : LATEST
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Suffering : HURT
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After qoph : RESH
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Roman god : JANUS
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Get ___ (use the sun) : ATAN
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___ libre : VERS
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Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
15
Rumba's cousin : BEGUINE
17
Jaeger : SKUA
20
Accrue: Var. : ENURE
23
Confound : ADDLE
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Element : BORON
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___ myrtle : CRAPE
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Jazzhound : CAT
28
___ on one's shoulder : ACHIP
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Lacking an equal : ALONE
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Allude : REFER
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Wonderment : AWE
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Garden area : BED
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Dist. ___ : ATT
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Ginza banjo : SAMISEN
37
Cornwall borough : TRURO
38
Line of fashion : HEM
43
Instanter : ATONCE
44
See 9 Across : COFFEE
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Of great size : HUGE
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Thing of small value : STRAW
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Has a breather : RESTS
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Hair line : PART
51
Aching : URGE
52
The Bruins : UCLA
53
Belmont pest : TOUT
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Wet : ASOP
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Frenchman's name : RENE
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Ruminant genus : BOS
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Mil. unit : DET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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