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New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 342 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,215
Across
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Tibetan holy man : LAMA
5
Boring one : IRKER
10
Bede : ADAM
14
Was beholden : OWED
15
Raccoon's cousin : COATI
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___ nostrum : MARE
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Von Braun's outfit : NASA
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Empowers : AUTHORIZES
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Exercise area : GYM
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Gingko, for one : TREE
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Concepts : IDEAS
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Southeast wind : EURUS
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Bearish times : SAGS
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Harbor craft : BARGES
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Goatsucker : NIGHTJAR
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Brontë : EMILY
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French composer : BIZET
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Upon: Prefix : EPI
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Unambitious : LAZY
37
Theater sections : LOGES
38
Poker units : POTS
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Fabulize : LIE
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Band members : SAXES
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Acer : MAPLE
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Threaten : ENDANGER
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Raids : FORAYS
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Pass by : MISS
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Senior : OLDER
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Belt : STRAP
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Greek vowels : ETAS
51
German article : DAS
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Boxing match : PRIZEFIGHT
57
French numeral : CINO
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Overhang : EAVE
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Vertiginous : AREEL
60
Sea of Russia: Var. : AZOF
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Beauty-shop offerings : DYES
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Kind of towel material : TERRY
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Yielded : BENT
Down
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Tedious : LONG
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Golfing position : AWAY
3
In a trance : MESMERIZED
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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High flier : ICARUS
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Dissolute ones : ROUES
7
One of the Smiths : KATE
8
Ordinal ending : ETH
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___ de Oro : RIO
10
During : AMIDST
11
Stun : DAZE
12
Region : AREA
13
G.I. fare : MESS
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In order : RIGHT
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Playing card : TREY
24
Repulsive : UGLY
25
Large and small : SIZES
26
Long time : AGES
27
Attractive girl : BELLE
28
Full tilt : AMAIN
29
River of Africa : NIGER
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Imperil : JEOPARDIZE
31
Readily : APTLY
32
Bullish times : RISES
34
Hyde Park daises : BOXES
37
Barrel staves : LAGS
38
Diminish : PARE
40
Game bird : SNIPE
41
Soho swingers : MODS
43
Flabbergasts : AMAZES
44
Completely : FLATLY
46
Different : OTHER
47
Made tracks : SPED
48
Salver : TRAY
49
Cleave : RIVE
50
River of Germany : EGER
52
Prolific author : ANON
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Measure of area: Abbr. : SOFT
55
Overfed : FAT
56
Dudgeon : IRE
57
Truck area : CAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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