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New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,250

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Across
1
Nitwit : FATHEAD
8
Midwestern city : HAMMOND
15
Wyoming city : LARAMIE
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State of 8 Across : INDIANA
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Laundry workers : IRONERS
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Skeleton of a sort : PASSKEY
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___ out (reneges) : COPS
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Wise to : HEP
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Prepares for knighthood : KNEELS
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Roman baker's dozen : XIII
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Typewriter parts : SPACERS
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Competed for office : RAN
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"The ___ I saw Paris . . . " : LASTTIME
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Relaxing : ATEASE
40
Brainstorm : IDEA
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Gulf of Aqaba port: Var. : EILAT
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Fed. agents : TMEN
44
Word for word : VERBAL
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Jean of radio and TV : SHEPHERD
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Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Lowly ones : MENIALS
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Truman, before he was V.P. : SEN
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Musical group : TRIO
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Submits : YIELDS
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Twos: Abbr. : PRS
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"___ and hungry look" : LEAN
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Military imbalance : ARMSGAP
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Short solo : ARIETTA
70
Pool game : CHICAGO
71
Hirer of cowboys : RANCHER
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Where ocean meets sky : HORIZON
73
Unadorned : AUSTERE
Down
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Light movement : FLICK
2
No. 3 man on homer list : AARON
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Figure of speech : TROPE
4
Medieval guild : HANSE
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Scottish uncle : EME
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Expose : AIR
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Bangla ___ : DESH
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Modern Bohemian : HIPPIE
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Collection of facts : ANA
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G.P.'s : MDS
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Prefix for deed or take : MIS
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Bucket material : OAK
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Compass point : NNE
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"Night and ___" : DAY
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Padding material : EXCELSIOR
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Assault craft : LST
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Sideshow man : SPIELER
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Angrily : IRATELY
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Suffix for column : IST
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Chassis : FRAME
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Optical beam : LASER
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Upright : ONEND
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Friend in Nice : AMI
34
"Private ___" : LIVES
35
Designer Simpson : ADELE
36
Finch : SERIN
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Dinner check : TAB
39
Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Exclamation : AHA
45
Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Greek letter : PSI
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Japan : NIPPON
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Vote in : ELECT
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River in Hades : LETHE
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Computer, at times : DATER
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Delusion's companion : SNARE
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Hyde Park name : SARA
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German exclamation : ACH
62
Greek letter : RHO
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Chief, in India : MIR
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School study: Abbr. : SCI
65
Certain ref. book : GAZ
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Past : AGO
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Novelist Santha Rama : RAU
69
Officeholders : INS

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

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