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New York Times, Wednesday, March 24, 1971

22-Across : Quality of some penmanship

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,893
Across
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Prefix for aircraft and trust : ANTI
5
Excuse : ALIBI
10
Entreaty : PLEA
14
Prisoner's concern : TERM
15
Club sandwich ingredient : BACON
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Biblical symbol of power : HORN
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Stumble : TRIP
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Show off : SPORT
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Mine access : ADIT
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Quality of some penmanship : NEATNESS
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Proclaim loudly : RESOUND
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Command to Pussy : SCAT
27
Greek letters : BETAS
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Shock : TRAUMA
33
Like some treaties : BILATERAL
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"As good ___ " : ASNEW
38
Native of Yemen : ARAB
39
Egyptologist's quest : RELIC
41
Bog : MIRE
42
Seethes : BOILS
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Laid waste : DESOLATED
46
Of certain mountains : ANDEAN
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Small branch : SPRIG
49
Printing word : STET
51
Pacific island group : SOLOMON
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Harassed : PESTERED
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Of the nostrils : NARINE
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Voice : ALTO
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Undermine : ERODE
63
Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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Deceitful one : LIAR
65
Tiny land area : ISLET
66
Old Greek contest : AGON
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"Contrary" mistress : MARY
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Vales : DELLS
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Telescope part : LENS
Down
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Essential oil : ATTAR
2
Strength : NERVE
3
Attempts : TRIES
4
Errant husband's forte : IMPROBABLESTORY
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One intentionally not present : ABSENTER
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Part of a race : LAP
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Religious object : ICON
8
Uses an auger : BORES
9
Not broken : INTACT
10
Like some dreams : PHANTASMAGORIAL
11
Comstock, for one : LODE
12
Tosser of mythical apple : ERIS
13
Aardvark diet : ANTS
21
Tallow : SUET
23
Home of Irish kings : TARA
25
Ventured : DARED
28
Base of some taxes : SALES
30
Specific quantity : UNIT
31
Bare : MERE
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Overcome in a way : AWED
33
Rum cake : BABA
34
Mashie or wedge : IRON
35
Put down : LAID
36
Speech troubles : LISPS
40
Tiaras : CORONETS
43
Glut : SATE
45
Actress Lee : LILA
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Sea nymph : NEREID
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Brief : TERSE
52
Gnat : MIDGE
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Gibson ingredient : ONION
54
Certain signs : NEONS
55
Part of the hand : PALM
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Pen name : ELIA
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Arcturus : STAR
58
Plaything : DOLL
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State: Abbr. : DEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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