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New York Times, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,236
Across
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Attorney-___ : ATLAW
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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French town : STLO
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Baby grand : PIANO
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Word with dynamics : AERO
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Sea of Asia : ARAL
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Words heralding a certain H-hour : ITISNOWPOSTTIME
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Change : REDO
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Assured : INTHEBAG
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Showed an old movie : RERAN
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Caesar : SID
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Sounds of satisfaction : AHS
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Jockey : RIDER
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Hack : CAB
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___ witness (perjure oneself) : BEARFALSE
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Break up a sentence : PARSE
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"Divide ___" : ANDRULE
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Tell a story : NARRATE
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Villainous sound : SNARL
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Winner's kind of day : REDLETTER
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Old ___ (passé) : HAT
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Winter forecast : SLEET
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Suffix for station or arch : ERY
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Some : ANY
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Native of Erivan: Abbr. : ARMEN
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Most irascible : TESTIEST
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Med. study : ANAT
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Big A trio : WINPLACEANDSHOW
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Vicinity : AREA
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___ avis : RARA
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Stockade in Russia : ETAPE
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Prophet : SEER
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Youth org. : BSA
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Units of force : DYNES
Down
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Bee: Prefix : API
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Small bird : TIT
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Retreat : LAIR
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Adjective for Willie Mays : WONDERFUL
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Marble : TAW
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Frets : REPINES
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Golf club : IRON
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Filled : SATED
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Old N.Y. paper, for short : TRIB
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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Cassini : OLEG
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Kilns: Var. : OSTS
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Wild sheep : OORIAL
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Summer weather-ear abbr. : THI
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Polly and Larry : ADLERS
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Kind of rinse : HENNA
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Egyptian leader : SADAT
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Transmit : RENDER
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Jalopy : CRATE
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Fall bloomer : ASTER
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Wallace or Noah : BEERY
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Grade-school trio : RRR
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Let on : PRETENDED
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Statuary, etc. : ART
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Mexican President : ALEMAN
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Click beetles : ELATERS
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Wall St. term : ATPAR
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Zero : NIL
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Leap or lunar : YEAR
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Word for a brat : NASTY
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"___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
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Leprechaun land : EIRE
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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"Younger ___ springtime" : THAN
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Motorists' org. : AAA
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Unfold, poetically : OPE
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Editorial I's : WES

Answer summary: 3 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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