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New York Times, Monday, February 28, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,234
Across
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Coddle : PAMPER
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Probate court's concern : ESTATE
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Operate a jet : AVIATE
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Of a singing group : CHORAL
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Interpret tarot cards : PREDICT
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Quibbled : HAGGLED
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Navigation device : LORAN
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River, in Spain : RIO
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Unravel : SOLVE
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"___! poor Yorick" : ALAS
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Dips : LADES
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Undiluted : NEAT
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Two-year-old sheep : TEG
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Withdrew : SECEDED
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Holy woman: Abbr. : STE
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Toothless : EDENTATE
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Kind of bug : LITTER
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Dolts : OAFS
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French dream : REVE
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Metrical foot : DACTYL
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Regressing : DECADENT
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Long, long ___ : AGO
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Intersecting lines : SECANTS
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Meadow : LEA
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Hawaii's earlier status: Abbr. : TERR
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Prongs : TINES
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Lawmaking bodies: Abbr. : LEGS
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Presbyter : ELDER
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Fresh : NEW
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Narratives : SAGAS
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Cul-de-sac : DEADEND
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Plastic for records : ACETATE
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Posture : STANCE
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Of gulls : LARINE
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Kind of citizen : SENIOR
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Inclines : SLANTS
Down
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Freed in a way : PAROLED
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Mean : AVERAGE
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Rich man : MIDAS
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French bread : PAIN
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Common Latin abbr. : ETC
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Moves, as landing gear : RETRACTS
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Signaled a card holding : ECHOED
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Asian sheep : SHA
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Clothes : TOGS
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Inert gas : ARGON
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Like the twin towers of N.Y. : TALLEST
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Promote : ELEVATE
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Kind of glass : PLATE
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Dissuade : DETER
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Tract : LEAFLET
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Opts : SELECTS
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Restrains : STAYS
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Prima donnas : DIVAS
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"___ on your life!" : NOT
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Spread hay : TED
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Some subscriptions : RENEWALS
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Passé : DATED
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Eternal : AGELESS
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Heart-shaped : CORDATE
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Native of Odense : DANE
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Courtly : ELEGANT
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Nullifies : NEGATES
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French cup : TASSE
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Kind of block : CINDER
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Fortification : REDAN
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Cicero's tongue : LATIN
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Italian painter : RENI
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Animal fluids : SERA
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Army man: Abbr. : NCO
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Presidential nickname : CAL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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