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New York Times, Saturday, March 18, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,253

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Across
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Arno specialty : CARTOON
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Maine specialty : LOBSTER
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Manage : OPERATE
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Former : ONETIME
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"Don't ___ a word of this" : BREATHE
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Special dress : REGALIA
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Lean on : RELY
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Creeps slowly : EDGES
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Dickens child : NELL
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Donkey : ASS
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Distributed : ALLOTTED
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Artists' boards : PALETTES
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Playwright George : AXELROD
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Clothing : APPAREL
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___-comic : SERIO
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Shade of green : OLIVE
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Notches : INDENTS
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Decorated, as with nail heads : STUDDED
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___ tee (exactly) : TOA
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Excessive use of letter "I" : IOTACISM
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Crystalline compound : ACRIDINE
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Commercials : ADS
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Street gamin : ARAB
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Rapidity : SPEED
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Vital principle : SOUL
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From head to foot : CAPAPIE
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"That will ___" : NEVERDO
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Steady depletion : EROSION
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Makes a new thing : CREATES
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Sign of guilt : REDHAND
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Very narrow margin of victory : EYELASH
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Hooded or king : COBRA
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Word from Louis XV : APRES
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Rods' partners : REELS
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Service plate : TRAY
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Grain : OAT
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Moor of Venice : OTHELLO
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Teased : NEEDLED
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Miss Young : LORETTA
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Dance : ONESTEP
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Panhandle : BEG
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Endure : STAND
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Flooring : TILE
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Ludwig : EMIL
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True : REAL
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Obtained : GOT
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Of a Mormon order : AARONIC
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Take up the cause of : ESPOUSE
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Ballet step : PLIE
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Like a desert : ARID
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Granular snow : NEVE
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Bob or dog : SLED
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___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
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Strange: Prefix : XENO
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Earth goddess : ERDA
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City official: Abbr. : ALDM
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Act of twisting : TORSION
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Salary : STIPEND
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Physics or chemistry : SCIENCE
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Flammable : TINDERY
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Author of "Fables in Slang" : ADE
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Blood trunk : AORTA
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Certain ranch visitors : DUDES
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Splash around : SLOSH
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Sharp, to Cicero : ACER
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Exceptional : RARE
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Footless animal : APOD
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Make fast : SEAL
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___ mater : PIA
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Churchill's gesture : VEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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