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New York Times, Friday, March 31, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,266

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Across
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Red wine : MEDOC
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Guinness : ALEC
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Fresh-water duck : TEAL
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Eagle-rider of myth : ETANA
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"And ___ fine seam" : SEWA
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Prefix for an Asian nation : INDO
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African range : ATLAS
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Capsizes : KEELSOVER
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Moon vehicle : LEM
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Baled wool sold at auction : STARLOT
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Ending for pay or cup : OLA
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Of bees : APIAN
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Certain nights : ARABIAN
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Wicked : SATANIC
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Sorghum : MILO
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Dye base : ANILINE
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Famous name in theater : BELASCO
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Rich soil : LOAM
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Woven : SPUN
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Hawaiian natives : KANAKAS
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Kind of soap : CASTILE
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Tropical balsam : TOLU
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Old French land measures : ARPENTS
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Armbone : HUMERUS
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Kind of walk or foot : BOARD
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News initials : UPI
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Large butterfly : EMPEROR
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Encouraging sound : RAH
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Famed conductor : TOSCANINI
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Sheer fabric : TOILE
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Queenly nickname : CLEO
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Monitor lizard : URAN
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In reference to : ASFOR
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Fling : HURL
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Half: Prefix : SEMI
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Eminent : NOTED
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Mill product : MEAL
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Breed of dog : DALMATIAN
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Go ___ rampage : ONA
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Fashion name : CASSINI
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Obliquely : ASKANCE
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Sly look : LEER
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Young animal : EWELAMB
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Dieting unit : CALORIE
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Spanish uncle : TIO
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Shipment, in Paris : ENVOI
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Writer St. Johns : ADELA
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Navigational aid : LORAN
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Booth : STALL
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Mirror backing : TAIN
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Shaped like a hand : PALMATE
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Major Hoople, for one : BOASTER
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Noted U.S. physician : SALK
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Buffalo's cousin : ANOA
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Sea spray : SPINDRIFT
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Sect : CULT
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Digits : ONES
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Asian country : KOREA
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Campus visitor : ALUMNUS
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Sigh : SUSPIRE
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American saint : CABRINI
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Irish exclamation : AROO
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Stoical : SPARTAN
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Mine car : HUTCH
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Where Apia is : UPOLU
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Collector of a sort : MISER
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Liliaceous plant : ALOE
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Drove : HERD
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Mountain pass : COL
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Bear: Sp. : OSO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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