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New York Times, Tuesday, March 21, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,256
Across
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Packs down : TAMPS
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Means of travel : SHIP
10
Luxury : EASE
14
On ___ (taking a challenge) : ADARE
15
Travel arranger : KISSINGER
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Famous traveler : NIXON
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Legal removers : ELOIGNERS
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Feature of 52 Across : GREATWALL
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Caucasian : OSSET
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Meeting : SESSION
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Advent: Abbr. : ARR
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Sword-shaped : ENSATE
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Renown : FAME
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Site of a recent visit : PEKING
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Man's nickname : NED
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Kind of curtain : IRON
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Secret Service man : AGENT
38
F.B.I. man, for short : FED
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Canal in 52 Across : GRAND
40
Nam or Cong : VIET
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Container : URN
42
Kind of curtain : BAMBOO
43
Concerning : ASTO
44
O.T.B. client : BETTOR
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Wrong: Prefix : MIS
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Difficult experiences : ORDEALS
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Land of 31 Across : CHINA
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Recent host : CHOUENLAI
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Complete : OUTANDOUT
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Basket weave : NATTE
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Subject of Paris talks : PRISONERS
62
Tin, in France : ETAIN
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She, in Italy : ESSA
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"He's ___ fox" : ASLY
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Calif. rockfish : REINA
Down
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Flavors : TANGS
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C'est ___ (namely) : ADIRE
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Baer and Factor : MAXES
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Indonesian boats : PROAS
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Aware : SENTIENT
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Old Irish daggers : SKEANS
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Capitol ___ : HILL
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Detached : ISOLATED
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Greek letter : PSI
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Austrian river : ENNS
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Historic periods : AGES
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Withered : SERE
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Formerly, old style : ERST
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Anna May ___ : WONG
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Word with 52 Across : RED
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Concerning : ANENT
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Kind of offer : FIRM
28
Native of Yemen : ARAB
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Single: Prefix : MONO
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Puerto Rican hat : PAVA
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Protection : EGIS
33
Guinea fowl : KEET
34
Division word : INTO
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Murals : FRESCOES
39
Man with a hoe : GARDENER
41
Where, to Cassius : UBI
42
Irish king Brian : BORU
45
Foot, baby style : TOOTSY
46
Spanish hand : MANO
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Growing out : ENATE
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Asian range : ALTAI
50
Forum language : LATIN
51
Tuscany city : SIENA
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Contend with : COPE
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Ben et al. : HURS
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Inflammation: Suffix : ITIS
55
Space agency : NASA
57
Pitch : HURL
59
Life-giving substance : DNA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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