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MEANINGFUL

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1972

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,247
Across
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Finnish lake : ENARE
6
Wheel part : SPOKE
11
Chose : OPTED
16
Lunch : MEAL
20
Ohio city : XENIA
21
Barred : TABOO
22
Establish : PROVE
23
Like some peanuts : SALTY
24
Small members of a panel : PETITJURORS
26
Admission of debt to a grange man : IOWEAFARMER
28
Verses : ODES
29
Water holes : OASES
30
Symbols of authority : MACES
31
Indolent : OTIOSE
32
Telegrams : WIRES
33
Carpentry joint : MITER
34
Odd, in Perth : ORRA
35
Ordains : APPOINTS
39
Beneficiary : DONEE
40
Jaeger : SKUA
41
Jazz : BOP
44
Gives cues : PROMPTS
45
The staff departs : AIDESDECAMP
47
Number : ONE
48
Flycatchers : PEWEES
49
Drain : BLEED
50
Routes : WAYS
51
Blend : FUSE
52
Correct : EMEND
53
Does knightly work : TILTS
54
Hitchcock's 39 : STEPS
56
Grown-up ditch : CANAL
57
Pretenses : AIRS
58
River of Italy : ARNO
59
Loser of a race : HARE
60
Cover with spots : MOTTLE
61
French article : LES
62
What Calumet Farm has done : BREDWINNERS
66
Stalled : DELAYED
67
Teach : TRAIN
69
Baptism et al. : RITES
70
Notre Dame's team : IRISH
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Wandered off : STRAYED
73
What Amazons were doing at times : FIGHTINGMEN
76
Initials on a vessel : USS
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They're often stewed : PRUNES
80
Florida county : DADE
81
Oléron et al. : ILES
82
French author : ANET
83
Had a tantrum : RAGED
84
General drift : TENOR
85
Measured amounts : DOSES
87
Goal for some girls : ALTAR
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Advantage : EDGE
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Island in S.F. Bay : MARE
90
Take possession, in law : SEISE
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Low form of life : AMOEBA
92
Fish : EEL
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Actors' club members go to Las Vegas : LAMBSGAMBLE
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Scoffed : SNEERED
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Compass point : SSE
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See : ESPY
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Skips : OMITS
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What queens are often used for : FINESSES
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Eastern title : AGHA
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Insects : GNATS
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Detection device : RADAR
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Hebrew word for God : ADONAI
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Edible part of fruit : FLESH
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Asian palm : BETEL
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Sloth : UNAU
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What wine connoisseurs have : BESTCELLARS
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Phyllis Diller does burlesque : COMICSTRIPS
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Quiet : ALLAY
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High spot : AERIE
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Soul : ANIMA
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Farming student : AGGIE
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Plum : SLOE
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Highlanders : GAELS
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Mongol : TATAR
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Operetta man : LEHAR
Down
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Before '67 : EXPO
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Requisite : NEED
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Stake : ANTE
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Late philanthropist : RIIS
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Lunch : EAT
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Scotland's Mary et al. : STUARTS
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Analyzes : PARSES
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Part of an orchestra : OBOES
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Hebrew measures : KORS
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Greek goddess : EOS
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Narcotics : OPIATES
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Go on : PROCEED
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Forest ranger's post : TOWER
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Preliminary times : EVES
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Roman goddess : DEA
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Black or Santa : MARIA
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Sea saint : ELMO
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Tropical tree : ATES
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Homer's instrument : LYRE
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Petty official : SATRAP
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Dives : JOINTS
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Debating sites : FORUMS
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Dug : MINED
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Dried : WIPED
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Styles : MODES
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Approvals : OKAYS
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Take to a higher court : APPEAL
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Incubator baby : PREMIE
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Wrestling match : POWERSTRUGGLE
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Signs : OMENS
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Special food : DIET
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Scenic view : SCAPE
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Scouts for Bligh's ship : BOUNTYHUNTERS
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In the showcase : ONSALE
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Skinned : PEELED
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Concede : ALLOW
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Jugs : EWERS
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Tie up : BIND
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___ a pig : FATAS
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Drift : TREND
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Sail rope : SHEET
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Low joints : TARSI
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Game bird : COLIN
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Constellation : ARIES
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Pools : MERES
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Howled : BAYED
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Of an eye part: Prefix : IRIDO
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River to Gulf of Guinea : NIGER
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Utmost degree : NTH
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Coins : DIMES
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Indian V.I.P. : RANEE
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Binges : SPREES
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Barters : TRADES
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Temples : FANES
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Friendly goblin : NISSE
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Part song : GLEE
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Navy man : SEABEE
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Valuable instruments : STRADS
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Triple-Crown unit : DERBY
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Lily plants : ALOES
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Florida city : TAMPA
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Unpaid bills : DEBTS
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Paintings : OILS
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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Club for Palmer : MASHIE
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Al or Kate : SMITH
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Records : ANNALS
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Bequest : LEGACY
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Cordelia's relative : GONERIL
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Piles up : AMASSES
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Brandy drink : SIDECAR
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Mohammed's daughter : FATIMA
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Pilasters : ANTAE
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Mean look : GLARE
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Word on a bill : REMIT
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Arab garments : ABAS
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Valley : DELL
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Eur. capital : OSLO
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Circus performer : FLEA
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Property in old Rome : BONA
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Impel : URGE
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Close : NIGH
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Samoan port : APIA
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Addict : USER
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Fall behind : LAG
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Boat : CAT
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Indian fiber : TAL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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