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GAMESMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 1972

108-Across : Quantities

Author:
Ward W. Smith
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Ward W. Smith has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,233
Across
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Social position : CASTE
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Resist : OPPOSE
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Gem stone : OPAL
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In progress : AFOOT
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German area : SAAR
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Double-___ : HEADER
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Persian coin : DARIC
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Prefix for wave or scope : MICRO
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Wife of Henry VIII : ANNEBOWLING
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Straighten : ALINE
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Curving : ARCING
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Famous archer : TELL
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Little Theresa : TESS
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Eye shape : ALMOND
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Observed : SEEN
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Golf score : ACE
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Ohio River feeder : TENNISSEE
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Combers : ROLLERS
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By way of: Var. : THRU
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Measures: Abbr. : INS
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Diminutive suffixes : ETS
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Coal size : PEA
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Salamanders : EFTS
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Atlantic bay : CHESSAPEAKE
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Book sizes : OCTAVOS
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Before: Abbr. : PREC
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Templeton : ALEC
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Hard and soft : SELLS
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Arab prince : SHERIF
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Court worker : CLERK
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Whole and half : NOTES
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Life, to Longfellow : REAL
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Multitude : HOST
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Cat call : MEAOW
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Showman : EMCEE
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Each : APIECE
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Fleet : SPEEDY
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Gets nosy : PRIES
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Scoffed : SNEERED
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Brut : SEC
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Chassis part : AXLE
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Wets down : HOSES
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Particle : MOTE
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Draft initials : SSS
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Church body : CLASSIS
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Takes shape : JELLS
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One of 13 : COLONY
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Bucolic : RUSTIC
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Whatnot item : CURIO
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Noah's concern : FLOOD
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Church part : APSE
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Concept: Fr. : IDEE
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Earthy pigment : OCHRE
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Derring-do : VALOR
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Greasier : OILIER
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Ride a bike : PEDAL
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Donnybrook : RIOT
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During : AMID
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Quantities : AMOUNTS
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Frontiersman : DAVYCRICKET
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Sinn ___ : FEIN
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Channel : GAT
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Lawman: Abbr. : ATT
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Fabric : REP
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Big wind : TORNADO
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Miss Bardot : BRIDGETTE
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Liberian : VAI
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Slangy suffix : EROO
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Body of poetry : EPOS
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Somewhat : RATHER
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Split : RIVE
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Gatling, etc. : GUNS
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Stay to the end : SITOUT
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Singing voices : ALTOS
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Powhatan's girl : POKERHONTAS
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Funds: Fr. : RENTE
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Sports events : MEETS
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Orbit point : APOGEE
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Take out : DELE
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Wrath : ANGER
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Canal : ERIE
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Tenfold : DENARY
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Baltic feeder : ODER
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Mall component : STORE
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Town in Wash. : CAMAS
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Burning : AFIRE
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Athenian teacher : SOCCERATES
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City of Italia : TORINO
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Boy's collar : ETON
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Eddie and Ida : CANTORS
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Indian queens : RANEES
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Russian city : OREL
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Exclamation : OHO
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Alloys : PEWTERS
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Fence stake : PALE
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Pindar, for one : ODIST
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Meaning : SENSE
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Work unit : ERG
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Harem women : ODALISKS
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Date and coconut : PALMS
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Melodic : ARIOSE
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Song bird : LINNET
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Surrenders : CEDES
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Foolish talk : BLATHER
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Atlantic arm : GOLFOFMEXICO
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Dancer Pavlova : ANNA
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Uses the mutuels : BETS
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Eur. country : CHECKERSLOVAKIA
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Relative : NIECE
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Son of Jacob : LEVI
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Benefit incomes : USANCES
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Elegant : POSH
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Repeat : ECHO
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Men in a shell : CREW
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Bitter drugs : ALOES
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Sneaky ___ : PETE
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Weird : EERIE
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Study field : ARTS
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One-up tactic : PLOY
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Some looks : LEERS
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Shoe parts : LACES
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Cutters : SLEDS
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Herring keg : CADE
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Ciudad Trujillo today : SANTODOMINOS
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Congers : EELS
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Van der Rohe : MIES
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Hammer head : PEEN
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Low-caste Hindu : PASI
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Manchurian town : POLI
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Aria : SOLO
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Paper token : SCRIP
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Dodge : ELUDE
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Packaged : CASED
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Dissenter : HERETIC
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Peaty tract : MOOR
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Word with home or bed : STEAD
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Certain decision-maker : JUROR
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Lump : CLOD
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Korean border river : YALU
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Stylish : CHIC
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Dart : FLIT
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Samoan port : PINGOPONGO
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Bristle : SETA
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Formerly, old style : ERST
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Vault : CRYPT
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Vespucci : AMERIGO
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Scot. island : IONA
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Gifts : LARGESSE
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Word with space : AERO
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Turn : VEER
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One backing a bet : COVERER
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Realty sign : FORSALE
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Genesis name : ABRAM
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Capital of Kerry : TRALEE
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Giggle : TITTER
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Bivouacked : TENTED
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Watch lever : DETENT
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Hindu loincloth : DHOTI
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Image: Var. : EIKON
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Kind of space : OUTER
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Star in Lyra : VEGA
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Open : UNDO
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Gershwin et al. : IRAS
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Floating leaf : PAD
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Attention getter : HEY
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Sun. talk : SER

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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