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New York Times, Tuesday, March 14, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,249

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Across
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Tints : HUES
5
Pro ___ : RATA
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Withers : FADES
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Good as ever : UNSPOILED
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Aspiring actor's need : AGENT
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Give a bum steer : MISINFORM
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Gambling game : MONTE
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Novel by Rousseau : EMILE
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Baste : SEW
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Curve : ESS
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Come-on ads : TEASERS
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Certain merchant : RETAILER
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Picnic pest : ANT
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Prefix for therm or tope : ISO
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Goose eggs : ZEROS
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Shows affection : DOTES
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Without thinking twice : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
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Bundle : SHEAF
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Office worker : STENO
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Macaw : ARA
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Edge : LIP
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In a hush-hush way : SECRETLY
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Zealous : DEVOTED
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Greek letter : ETA
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Wing : ALA
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Mall unit : STORE
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Kind of renewal : URBAN
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Cather : WILLA
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Having a good memory : RETENTIVE
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Unusual : NOVEL
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Waxes : INCREASES
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Strengthen : STEEL
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German botanist : COHN
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Exploit : GEST
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Drones : HUMS
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Kind of convention rule : UNIT
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Common Latin word : ESSE
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Garden shrub : SPIREA
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Yugoslav measure : RIF
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African lily : ALOE
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Duration : TERM
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Acknowledge : ADMIT
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Aspirations : FAMEANDFORTUNE
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Since : AGO
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Compact : DENSE
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Record : ENTER
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Dinner standbys for budgeters : STEWS
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Words in stretch-sock ads : ONESIZEFITSALL
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Meadow : LEA
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Vehicle : SLED
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Portico : STOA
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Inlets : RIAS
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Baltic land: Abbr. : ESTH
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Kind of bag : TOTE
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Strays : ERRS
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Cheers : ROOTS
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Pronoun : THAT
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Mystery-writer Biggers : EARL
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Detain : STAY
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Nimbus : HALO
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___ and for all : ONCE
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Favorite : PET
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Animal label : EARTAG
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Breaks, as day : DAWNS
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"Waste Land" poet : ELIOT
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Flow regulator : VALVE
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Architectural order : DORIC
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Western city : RENO
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Engrave : ETCH
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Cold wind of Europe : BISE
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Birds, as a class : AVES
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Snug retreat : NEST
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Shelter : LEE
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Sea eagle : ERN

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