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New York Times, Monday, March 6, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,241
Across
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Cupid's specialty : LOVE
5
Germ : SPORE
10
W.H. or Robert : TAFT
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Shakespearean stream : AVON
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Strange : ALIEN
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Bean-seed scars : HILA
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Blackball in a way : VETO
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Electric units : VOLTS
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Object of worship : IDOL
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Weaken : ENERVATE
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Inflame : ENRAGE
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Playboy or Esquire, for short : MAG
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Women of consequence : DAMES
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Rests : REPOSES
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Ocean movement : EBBTIDE
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"Turn ___ is fair ... " : ABOUT
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Knits in reverse : PURLS
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Correlative : NOR
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Pitch : TOSS
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Weird : EERIE
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Sped : TORE
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Compass direction : ENE
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Miss MacMahon : ALINE
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Pepper-upper : TONIC
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Generators : DYNAMOS
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Whodunit figure : SUSPECT
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Discern : SENSE
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Variety of Egyptian cotton : SAK
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Napping : DOZING
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Knowledge seekers : LEARNERS
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Pieced out : EKED
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Copying : APING
63
Hodgepodge : OLIO
64
Gaelic : ERSE
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Annoy : TEASE
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Cultivate, as soil : TILL
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Pied Piper satellites : RATS
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Makes more comfortable : EASES
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Shopper's magnet : SALE
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Wash : LAVE
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Pottery area : OVEN
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Ratify : VOTE
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Very big : ENORMOUS
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Untamed : SAVAGE
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Scheme : PLOT
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Did a garage job : OILED
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Steep in liquid : RET
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Costume : ENSEMBLE
10
Craving : THIRST
11
Opera by Verdi : AIDA
12
Whip : FLOG
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Account : TALE
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Of great extent : VAST
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Beaks : NEBS
26
Eagles' nests : AERIES
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Valued : RATED
28
Hard wood : EBONY
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Polish city : POSEN
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Smelting product : SPEISS
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A hole ___ : INONE
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Greek-column order : DORIC
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Upright : ERECT
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Place for a Keats ode : URN
40
Extend : ELONGATE
41
Features of jays and cardinals : TOPKNOTS
43
Prayer word : AMEN
44
Ruler : TSAR
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Stage confidences : ASIDES
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Customs : USAGES
50
Howe : ELIAS
52
One of Santa's eight : DEER
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Vegetable : OKRA
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Gusto : ZEST
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Else: Scot. : ENSE
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Pen name : ELIA
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Tiny stream : RILL
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Plow part : SOLE
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Coal size : PEA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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