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New York Times, Tuesday, April 18, 1972

47-Down : Relax

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,284
Across
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Ark numbers : TWOS
5
Muddy : ROIL
9
Movies' elephant boy : SABU
13
Lasso : RIATA
15
Gulf in Ionian Sea : ARTA
16
Bit of land : PLOT
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Different : OTHER
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Ladies' wear items : BRAS
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Bonheur : ROSA
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Junior biography : THUMBNAILSKETCH
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Pitchers' concerns : OUTS
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Gershwin : IRA
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Meaning : IMPORT
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Warning words : HEADSUP
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Reclined : LAIN
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Kind of cracker : SODA
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Texas player : ASTRO
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Hung around : IDLED
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Army V.I.P. : GEN
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Fast's partner : LOOSE
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Brandy quality : AROMA
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Baltic city : RIGA
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Biblical family of archers : ULAM
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Legal writ : DETINUE
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Heart, lungs, etc. : VITALS
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Man's nickname : LEN
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Acidity : ACOR
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Impresses : FILLSWITHWONDER
61
Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Division word : INTO
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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San ___ : REMO
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Island off Sumatra : NIAS
66
Mysore, for one : STATE
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Beasts of burden : OXEN
68
Defy : DARE
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Biblical brother : ABEL
Down
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Bustle : TROT
2
Upon : WITH
3
Pacific island : OAHU
4
Flower part : STEM
5
Moroccan port : RABAT
6
Florentine iris : ORRIS
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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TV staple : LASSIE
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Expands : SPREADSOUT
10
Thanks ___ : ALOT
11
Pear : BOSC
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State : UTAH
14
Bower : ARBOR
21
Famous reply to Nazis : NUTS
22
African enclosure : KRAAL
25
Story of Troy : ILIAD
26
Sierra ___ : MADRE
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Flier : PILOT
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Milestone of wealth : ONEMILLION
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Pend : HANG
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Roman robe : STOLA
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Fur seal : URSAL
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"___ are made by fools ... " : POEMS
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Fiend : OGRE
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"Vox populi, vox ___" : DEI
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Great ___ : DANES
44
Swear : AVOW
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Relax : UNWIND
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Golfers' needs : IRONS
51
___ of roses : ATTAR
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Opted : CHOSE
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Gambling game : FARO
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Holly : ILEX
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Kind of excuse : LAME
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Dolphin genus : INIA
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"___ chance!" : NOTA
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Dull : DRAB
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Punta del ___ : ESTE
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Rod's partner : REEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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