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New York Times, Wednesday, March 8, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,243
Across
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Unchanged : SAME
5
Birds' output : SONGS
10
Repeat : ECHO
14
Pacific boat : PROA
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Greenland base : THULE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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___ about : ONOR
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Bead material : AMBER
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Dirt : SOIL
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Cloth stretcher : TENTER
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___ of confusion (upset) : INASTATE
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With 39 and 50 Across, a corny quote : WHATSANICEKID
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U.S. air org. : FAA
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Attempt : TRY
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Bare peak : TOR
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Troubles : ILLS
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Appliance : IRON
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Abate : REMIT
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See 24 Across : LIKEYOUDOINGINA
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Similar: Sp. : MISMO
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Writes : PENS
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Bit of illumination : GLIM
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Abilene nickname : IKE
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Hut : COT
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Season in Nice : ETE
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See 24 Across : PLACELIKETHIS
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Macaroni base : SEMOLINA
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Stove : HEATER
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Card : DEUCE
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P.I. native : MORO
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Nutty : LOCO
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Boner : ERROR
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Carriage : MIEN
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Fence steps : STILE
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Win acceptance : SELL
Down
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Locate : SPOT
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English composer : ARNE
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Some rock hunts : MOONWALKS
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Planet : EARTH
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Words for the Andrews Sisters : STARTRIO
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Electrical unit : OHM
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North African area : NUBIA
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Former astronaut : GLENN
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Would be: Fr. : SERAIT
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Seasonal product : EASTEREGG
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Conceal : CLOAK
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Part of Hispaniola : HAITI
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Greased : OILED
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Snack : EAT
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Reject : SCORN
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Sundae additive : SYRUP
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Blur : FILM
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Others, in old Rome : ALII
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Sentence divider : SEMICOLON
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Poem : ODE
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Present : NONCE
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Important event : MILESTONE
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First: Abbr. : INIT
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Dull : TAME
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Rustic : YOKEL
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Weather-map line : ISOTHERE
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Ignores : ELIDES
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Article : THE
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Hymn : PSALM
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___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : LEROI
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Vestment : AMICE
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Sluggish : INERT
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N.Z. tree : KAURI
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Poetic feet : IAMBS
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Disturb : ROIL
62
Mountain pass : COL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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