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New York Times, Tuesday, January 18, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
David Steinberg notes:

Original 15-Across clue had "Roger's"; corrected this to "Rogers's."

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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,193

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Across
1
Beckoning call : COME
5
Chatter : PRATE
10
Encourages : AIDS
14
Part of an angle : APEX
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Will Rogers’s forte : HUMOR
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Combo : TRIO
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Heaven-___ : SENT
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Concerned with nutrition : ALIMENTARY
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Supports : ENDORSES
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Riding horses : MOUNTS
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Certain look : LEER
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Daniel’s associate : LION
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Cheats in a way : SCALPS
28
Does better at the cash register : OUTSELLS
32
Hoffmann’s output : TALES
33
Thick soup : PUREE
34
Tulsa’s product : OIL
35
Lifeless : ARID
36
Parts of a diamond : BASES
37
Prefix for saur : DINO
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Meadow : LEA
39
Factions : SECTS
40
Proof mark : CARET
41
Basic parts : ESSENCES
43
Mistakes : BONERS
44
Forty-niners’ interest : GOLD
45
Seagoers’ drink : GROG
46
Ravel composition : BOLERO
49
Britisher’s pocket money : SHILLING
53
Upset : OVERTURNED
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Inkling : IDEA
56
Indian title : RANI
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Early U.S. jurist : DUANE
58
Model : NORM
59
Lanchester : ELSA
60
Fall months: Abbr. : SEPTS
61
Rounded lump : GLOB
Down
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Inspect, as a joint : CASE
2
Above-board : OPEN
3
Recover : MEND
4
Praised : EXTOLLED
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Moon stages : PHASES
6
Pencil-box item : RULER
7
Writer Kingsley : AMIS
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One of the Jones boys : TOM
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Loners : EREMITES
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Bring into agreement : ATTUNE
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Meshed’s country : IRAN
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Gossip : DIRT
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Bean sauces : SOYS
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Snare : NOOSE
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Party men: Abbr. : REPS
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Beguiles : LURES
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Like some jokes : STALE
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Concerns : CARES
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Police-blotter word : ALIAS
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Gives the gate : OUSTS
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River of France : LOIRE
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Baseball hit : LINER
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Deer tracks : SLOTS
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Walked : PACED
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Confuses : BECLOUDS
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Hanging loosely : DANGLING
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Straight drink : SNORT
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Dispassionate : COOL
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Woman adviser : EGERIA
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Wedding participants : BRIDES
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Treaty city : GHENT
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Dull fellow : BORE
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Face shape : OVAL
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Optical piece : LENS
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Something easy : SNAP
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Admired one : IDOL
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Rex Stout character : NERO
52
Shank, in heraldry : GAMB
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Regret : RUE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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