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New York Times, Saturday, February 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,232

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Across
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Dreiser's Carrie : SISTER
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Exonerates : CLEARS
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Spanish money unit : CENTIMO
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Revolutionary fighter : REDCOAT
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Having eight arms : OCTOPOD
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Counterfeit : IMITATE
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Great number : SLEW
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Swarm : TEEM
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Understood : TACIT
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Cask : TUN
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Forest Hills offering : TENNIS
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Eastern ruler : SHAH
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Mix up : ADDLE
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Forum wear : TUNIC
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French season : ETE
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Transplants : RESETS
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Guerrilla : MARAUDER
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Lacking right of choice : VOICELESS
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Track-meet man : SPRINTER
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Conches, etc. : SHELLS
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Three, in Naples : TRE
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St. Paul's companion : SILAS
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Dunce : IDIOT
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___ the wrong way : RUBS
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Hatchet woman : NATION
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West : MAE
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Brainstorms : IDEAS
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Dickens character : NELL
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Spouse : WIFE
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Do a customs routine : DECLARE
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Called upon : VISITED
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Curtain calls : ENCORES
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Targets of I.R.S. checks : EVADERS
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Jumble : TANGLE
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Returns to the altar : REWEDS
Down
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Isolate : SECLUDE
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Means : INTENDS
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Pack : STOW
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Hint : TIP
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Guinea pig, for one : RODENT
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Police quarry : CRIMINAL
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Space vehicle : LEM
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Prepare copy : EDIT
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___ chairman (serve) : ACTAS
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Clipped, as a horse's mane : ROACHED
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Overstuff : SATIATE
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Share top billing : COSTAR
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Restraining rope : TETHER
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Give chapter and verse : ENUMERATE
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Western mountains : TETONS
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Progenitors : SIRES
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Jacob's son : LEVI
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Convert one's poker chips : CASHIN
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Certain kind of strike : SITIN
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Secondhand : USED
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Village in Georgia : CELANESE
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Step : STRIDE
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Judicious : PRUDENT
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Pocahontas's baptismal name : REBECCA
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Certain train : LIMITED
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Slip-on shoes : LOAFERS
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Derby performers : STEEDS
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TV horse : SILVER
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Beauty shop : SALON
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Martini ingredient : OLIVE
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Famous puppeteer : SARG
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Comprehensive : WIDE
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Electrical unit : REL
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Lumberjack's gear : SAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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