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New York Times, Friday, February 25, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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F
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R
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A
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N
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E
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L
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B
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A
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P
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O
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D
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S
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L
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L
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A
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D
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W
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H
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S
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D
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H
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T
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A
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R
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E
G
G
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E
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L
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L
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R
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D
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A
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A
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O
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L
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M
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N
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D
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I
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D
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P
O
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T
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J
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N
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D
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H
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N
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O
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M
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I
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V
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O
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N
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A
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C
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D
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S
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K
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,231
Across
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Tarkenton of football : FRAN
5
Hamburg's river : ELBE
9
Footloose animals : APODS
14
Singer Cantrell : LANA
15
Privation : NEED
16
The sky, to gamblers : LIMIT
17
It isn't isn't : AINT
18
Surrealist painter : DALI
19
Turkish decree : IRADE
20
W. W. II women : WAAC
21
T.R.'s second wife : EDITHCAROW
23
Fountain orders : SODAS
25
Indonesian weight : HOEN
26
Maiden name of Mrs. L.B.J. : TAYLOR
28
Dark cream color : EGGSHELL
32
Cow's cud : RUMEN
33
Wirepuller's forte : DRAG
34
Sheltered : ALEE
35
Naval V.I.P. : ADM
36
Alaskan find : OIL
37
Map line: Abbr. : LAT
38
Aspect : MIEN
40
Gosh-darn! : DRAT
41
Relative of exempli gratia : IDEST
43
Stance : POSITION
45
Low dives : JOINTS
46
Shelter : NEST
47
Skin : DERMA
48
Van Buren's spouse : HANNAHHOES
52
Roman 1,014 : MXIV
55
"For ___ opportunity . . . " (Longfellow) : AGEIS
56
Give out : EMIT
57
Site of Kon-Tiki Museum : OSLO
58
Queen's fleet in G.&S. : NAVEE
59
Action: Suffix : ANCE
60
Baltimore pro : COLT
61
Attire : DRESS
62
Pintado fish : SIER
63
Namath's trouble spot : KNEE
Down
1
Defect : FLAW
2
Skate genus : RAIA
3
W. H. Harrison's wife : ANNASYMMES
4
Popular song King : NATCOLE
5
Make beloved : ENDEAR
6
Preliminary clues : LEADS
7
Mythical British king : BELI
8
Second wife of Woodrow Wilson : EDITHGALT
9
T.R.'s first wife et al. : ALICES
10
Dangerous fish : PIRANHA
11
Astronomer-poet : OMAR
12
Caper : DIDO
13
Dither : STEW
22
Unshorn sheep : HOGG
24
Sportscaster Meredith : DON
26
Vagabond : TRAMP
27
Term in hi-fi : AUDIO
28
Of a Great Lake period : ERIAN
29
First wife of Woodrow Wilson : ELLENAXSON
30
Slightest : LEAST
31
Natives of Riga : LETTS
33
Mrs. Madison et al. : DOROTHEAS
39
Fools : NINNIES
40
Table item : DISH
41
Comparative suffix : IOR
42
Maiden name of second Mrs. Benjamin Harrison : DIMMOCK
44
Children, at times : TEASES
45
Court figure : JESTER
47
Thaw : DEICE
48
Worker : HAND
49
Actor John : AGAR
50
Snow field : NEVE
51
Prefix for potent or bus : OMNI
53
That: Lat. : ILLE
54
Proxy's concern : VOTE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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