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New York Times, Friday, March 24, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,259

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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Urban transit lines : ELS
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Ranges over : ROAMS
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Passing infatuation : CRUSH
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Calorie counter's concern : BUTTERFAT
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Recurring rhythm : METER
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Sight of 1930's : BREADLINE
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Consume : EAT
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Newspaper addition : INSERT
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Irish Gaelic : ERSE
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Seek laboriously : DELVE
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___ out of it : SNAP
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Electric ___ : EEL
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Roadways : STREETS
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Deplorable : SAD
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North: Prefix : ARCT
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Over the ___ : HILL
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Religious leader : RABBI
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Fry : SAUTE
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Sticky substance : GOO
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Pancake coating: Var. : SIRUP
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Excessively: Prefix : HYPER
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Stringed instrument : HARP
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Snares : NETS
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Tear : RIP
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Prescribe : DICTATE
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Pronoun : HIM
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Large waves : SEAS
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Warren Beatty role : CLYDE
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Burden : ONUS
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Trembling : ASHAKE
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Favoring : PRO
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Flatters prior to a touch : BUTTERSUP
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"A Bell for ___" : ADANO
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Lacking the wherewithal : BREADLESS
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Incurred, as debts : RANUP
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Yellow iris : SEDGE
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Article : THE
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Height : ACME
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Cafeteria-counter item : BREADTRAY
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Colorful spring flower : BUTTERCUP
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Sugar: Suffix : OSE
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Flourish : THRIVE
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Declines : EBBS
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Decoys : LURES
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Austere : STERN
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See ___ : RED
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Flaming : AFIRE
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Clergyman's residence : MANSE
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Knife blade : STEEL
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Informal good-bys : TATAS
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European country: Abbr. : NETH
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Missive : LETTER
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Averages : PARS
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Casement : SASH
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Lament : SIGH
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Nice : DAINTY
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Nobleman : LORD
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Bakery containers : BREADPANS
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Tree bearing edible seeds : BUTTERNUT
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Greek goddess : ERIS
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Choose : PICK
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Subject of Steinbeck story : PEARL
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Absolves : CLEARS
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Mr. ___ (Jimmy Stewart role) : HOBBS
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Accustom : INURE
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Toned down : MUTED
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Resource : ASSET
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Be silent! : SHUSH
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Red deer : STAG
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Building projection : APSE
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Cry of dismay : OOPS
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Dutch town : EDE
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Dennis or Doris : DAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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