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New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,516
Across
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Place in the pecking order : STATUS
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Engages : MESHES
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Sovereignty : THRONE
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Pique : EXCITE
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Yugoslav region : CROATIA
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Retailers : DEALERS
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Skulks : LURKS
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Oahu fare : POI
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Temple gateway : TORII
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Thirst quenchers : ADES
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Vacation mecca : BEACH
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Benchley, to friends : NAT
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___ culpa : MEA
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Sallied forth : SORTIED
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___ loss : ATA
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Ancient biographer : PLUTARCH
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Long wave : ROLLER
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Where Cedar Breaks is : UTAH
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Heavy knife : BOLO
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Groove : RABBET
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Wastes : FRITTERS
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Candlenut tree : AMA
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Keeps back : DETAINS
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Old trouper : VET
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Mutt : CUR
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Fabric : SERGE
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Storage structure : SILO
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Run away : ELOPE
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School org. : NEA
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Tree of India : DADAP
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Assemblies : SENATES
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Artlessness : NAIVETE
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Bargaining goal of teachers : TENURE
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Clergyman : DIVINE
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Pub ware : STEINS
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Reports in a biased way : SLANTS
Down
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Pastry dessert : STRUDEL
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Noted New Englander : THOREAU
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Asian river : ARAKS
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Children : TOTS
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One: Prefix : UNI
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Marine fish : SEAPERCH
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Family of Italy : MEDICI
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English river : EXE
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Begone! : SCAT
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Hawaiian port : HILO
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___ City : ETERNAL
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In succession : SERIATE
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Holding device : CLAMP
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Shankar's instrument : SITAR
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Curse : OATH
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Acid salts : BORATES
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Gallant girl : HEROINE
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Surfeited : SATED
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Blockheads : DOLTS
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Container : TUB
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Batch : LOT
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Robbers : BRIGANDS
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Track events : RACES
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Magic charms : AMULETS
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British title : BARONET
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Get along : FARE
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Clear : EVIDENT
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Recounts : RELATES
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Mine pit : STOPE
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Grammatical forms : TENSES
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Asian evergreen : SAVIN
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Window part : PANE
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Small case : ETUI
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Peters or Pons : DIVA
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Water bird : ERN
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Trouble : AIL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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