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New York Times, Thursday, February 3, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,209

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Across
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Pack down : TAMP
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Castile et al. : SOAPS
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___ belt : SEAT
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Cupid : AMOR
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"Concord of sweet sounds" : MUSIC
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Partner : ALLY
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Epithet for a famed Briton : LADYWITHTHELAMP
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Poetic word : ERE
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Nickname in Wilde play : ALGY
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Qualifying words : EVENSO
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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Ancient kingdom : EDOM
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Adagio, allegro, etc. : TEMPOS
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Together, in singing : ADUE
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British title: Abbr. : KCB
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One favoring: Suffix : ARIAN
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Ethereal : AIRY
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Where 17 Across served : INTHECRIMEANWAR
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Dregs : LEES
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Cincinnati players : REDS
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Rob, in Scotland : REIVE
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Soviet initials : SSR
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Network : RETE
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Hair tints : RINSES
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Yorkshire river : OUSE
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Exam : TEST
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Vivacity : SPIRIT
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Occasion : TIME
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Witty one : WAG
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"God Bless ___" (song about 17 Across) : MISSNIGHTINGALE
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Cockney greeting : ELLO
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Cotton fibers : NOILS
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S.A. Indians : ONAS
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Believe, old style : WEEN
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Oxygen and neon : GASES
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Toothlike part : DENT
Down
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Narrative : TALE
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Love, in Spain : AMAR
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Fashion : MODE
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Be nosy : PRY
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Gets ready for a snapshot : SMILES
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Expenditure : OUTGO
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Pale : ASHY
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Pendulum's alternative : PIT
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Timetable : SCHEDULE
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Western capital : SALEM
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Zest : ELAN
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Charity : ALMS
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Printing error, for short : TYPO
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World ___ (1914–18) : WARONE
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Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
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Bright ocean fish : OPAHS
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Dutch cheeses : EDAMS
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Coin-toss call : TAILS
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Sea birds : ERNES
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Bishop's headdress : MITER
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Take for ___ : ARIDE
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Flightless birds : KIWIS
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Yearn for : CRAVE
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Cow barns, in England : BYRES
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Reaching the highest point : CRESTING
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Ascended : ARISEN
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Downfall : RUIN
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Negligent : REMISS
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Welles : ORSON
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Championship : TITLE
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Merganser : SMEW
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Rug surface : PILE
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Capri, for one : ISLE
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"___ is so sudden" : THIS
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Decline : WANE
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Arkin or Ladd : ALAN
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Exploit : GEST
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Gazelle of Tibet : GOA
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Zeus or Thor : GOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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