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AIRS APPARENT

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 1972

Author:
Herb Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,254
Across
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Kind of stone : HAIL
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Gloomy : DOUR
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Run together, in music : SLUR
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King-queen, at times : MELD
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Like an armadillo : DORSIGRADE
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Observe : TAKENOTEOF
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Dismisses in disgrace : DRUMSOUTOF
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Large tuba : SOUSAPHONE
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Harding : ANN
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Headpieces : TAMS
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Ends, tackles, etc. : LINE
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Hollow : PIT
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Some votes : YEAS
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Concert numbers : DUETS
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Isère tributary : BREDA
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Tear down : RAZE
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Dismiss : DROP
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Paris relative : PERE
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Part : ROLE
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Tiresome one : BORE
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Unaccented : ATONIC
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Igneous rock : DIABASE
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___ the altar : LEADTO
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Kind of fir : DOUGLAS
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Monaco name : GRACE
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Band instruments : CORNETS
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Cupid : DAN
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Periods : ERAS
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Direction in Bonn : OST
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Raise ___ : CAIN
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Order to a dog : SIT
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Do sums : ADD
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Masks : DOMINOS
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Card game : MONTE
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Compass point : SSE
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Victor Herbert hit : MLLEMODISTE
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Debating side: Abbr. : AFF
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White poplar : ABELE
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Spangles : BESTARS
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Hindu saint : RSI
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Rex's relative : ROI
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Cry of disgust : RATS
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Grass genus : POA
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End in ___ (draw) : ATIE
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Biblical name : UEL
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Thick sticks : CUDGELS
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Wolves' fortes : LEERS
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Musical direction : ANDANTE
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Trial : ORDEAL
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P.O. notation : MISSENT
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Flours : GRISTS
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Troubles : ILLS
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Thinkers' place : TANK
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Ross et al. : SEAS
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Esau's wife : ADAH
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Chemical suffixes : ANES
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Blues pioneer : HANDY
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Old Turkish coin : TEMIN
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Like some cheese : AGED
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Chinese tea : CHA
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Hayworth : RITA
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___ fixe : IDEE
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___ loss : ATA
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Old-World bird : TAWNYEAGLE
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Gear for Galahad : SCALEARMOR
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Rattlers of a sort : SNAREDRUMS
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Popular song of '40s : ELMERSTUNE
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Geological period : DYAS
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Without : SANS
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U.S. reformer : RIIS
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Plains lizard : HORNEDTOAD
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Get ___ (be avoided) : ARUNAROUND
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Doctrine : ISM
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Tilt : LIST
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Solicit : DRUMUP
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Cereal spore : OATSEED
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Jap. herb : UDO
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Kind of book: Abbr. : REF
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Peter and Paul: Abbr. : STS
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Thai people : LAO
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Hula background : UKULELE
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Stay : RESIDE
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Brood : MOPE
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Jungle beast : LEOPARDESS
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Italian composer and family : DONIZETTIS
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W.W. II time : DDAY
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Prod : GOAD
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Zola novel : NANA
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Entertain : FETE
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Berlin's forte : SONG
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Math branch : TRIG
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Space to navigate : SEAROOM
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Leaf : BRACT
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"Only a ___" : ROSE
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Horse : ROAN
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Stacked : PILED
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Swiss city : BERNE
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Egyptian skink : ADDA
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Billiard-cue objective : CAROMBALL
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Music makers : BASSOBOES
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Police-blotter entry : LOITERING
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Young chinooks : SAMLETS
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Choral piece : CANTATA
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Milton of the silents : SILLS
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Singer Mary : COSTA
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Common prefix : MIS
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Most costly : DEAREST
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Bow, in Italy : ARCO
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Waste : FIDDLEAWAY
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Regions : AREAS
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Pentateuch part : SEDRA
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Does the scale : RUNSAGAMUT
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Use a pitch pipe : SETTHETONE
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Islands: Fr. : ILES
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Annoying : PESKY
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Congeals : GELS
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Barnum's singer : LIND
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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Verdi work : AIDA
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Central Am. city : MANAGUA
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Dixie trail : TAMIAMI
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Siberians : TATARS
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Moves in a way : SIDLES
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Deeds : ACTS
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Sped : HIED
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___-do-well : NEER
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Virginia : DARE
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Farm crops : RYES
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Direction : EAST
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F.D.R. agency : NRA
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Wire re-repairer: Abbr. : LMN
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Letter : ESS
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Weight of India : SER
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Roman 151 : CLI
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Way: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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