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New York Times, Saturday, January 15, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,190

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Across
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Salad fruit : AVOCADO
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Brewers : TEAPOTS
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Singer : CAROLER
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Sardinian town, once Mussolinia : ARBOREA
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Scratching : CLAWING
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Card-table malfunction : MISDEAL
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Dress style : TENT
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Has the nerve : DARES
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Seagoing initials : USSS
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Dweller in Muscat : OMANI
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Container : TIN
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___ out (scolded) : CHEWED
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Insult : BRICKBAT
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Track event : HARNESSRACE
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Stray : ERR
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Nautical call : AVAST
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Vogue : TON
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Vermont city : BARRE
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Permit : LET
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Quaternary period : THEAGEOFMAN
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Abilities : KNOWHOWS
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Evident : PATENT
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Chop down : HEW
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Stale : TRITE
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Siamese : THAI
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Medical patients : CASES
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Joined the posse : RODE
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Kind of desk : ROLLTOP
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“ ... ___ of living to do” : GOTALOT
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Dreadful : AWESOME
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Girl of song : ADELINE
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Pulverizers : PESTLES
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Red-ink entry : NETLOSS
Down
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C.P.A. : ACCT
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Goodbye, to Caesar : VALE
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Western movie locales : COWTOWNS
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Actress MacGraw : ALI
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Scout leaders : DENDADS
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Ballpark music source : ORGAN
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Ho-hummish : TAME
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Controversial : ERISTIC
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Not present: Abbr. : ABS
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Hick town : PODUNK
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Galena and bauxite : ORES
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Pekoe and others : TEAS
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Chemical salts : SALS
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Cuts of meat : RIBROASTS
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“___ Press” : MEETTHE
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Winter vehicle : ICEBOAT
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Limestone : CHALK
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Sanctuary : HAVEN
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Muse : ERATO
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Phoned : RANG
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Shoulder of a road : BERME
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Firth of Clyde island : ARRAN
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Church council scene : TRENT
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Simmer : STEW
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Nevertheless : AFTERALL
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Why? : HOWCOME
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Incident : EPISODE
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During, British style : WHILST
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Lear’s daughter : REGAN
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Snare : TRAP
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U.S. inventor : HOWE
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Pub drinks : ALES
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Copies : APES
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Mixture : OLIO
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Puts on : DONS
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Vous ___ : ETES
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Caroline island : TOL
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Vietnamese holiday : TET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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