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New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,195

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Across
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String-puller's need : PUPPET
7
Island in East River : RIKERS
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Spice : PAPRIKA
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Spice : OREGANO
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Asserts : ALLEGES
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Mr. Grundy : SOLOMON
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Blind parts : SLATS
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U.N. name : THANT
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Reverence : AWE
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Dwelling of a sort : TENT
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Wallace of the films : BEERY
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Road forks : WYES
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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With skill : ABLY
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Change gradually : SHADE
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Satisfy creditors : PAYUP
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Bad guy : MEANIE
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Cavorted : CAPERED
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Actor Yves : MONTAND
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Made up for : ATONED
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"___ and begorra!" : FAITH
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Unskilled laborers : PEONS
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Stadium visitors : FANS
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Drinks : ADES
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Badly : ILLY
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Unspoken : TACIT
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"___, vidi, vici" : VENI
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Women's ___ : LIB
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French painter : MANET
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Woven fabrics : WEFTS
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Renting : LEASING
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Complying ones : OBEYERS
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Wife in Nicolas Freeling novels : ARLETTE
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Bunk! : BALONEY
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Scheduled : SLATED
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Refer indirectly : ALLUDE
Down
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Wearied : PALLED
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High ground : UPLAND
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Considerable sum : PRETTYPENNY
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Greedy ones : PIGS
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Also, to Chaucer : EKE
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Tongue part : TASTEBUD
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Prayer beads : ROSARY
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Sardonic writing : IRONY
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Irishman: Var. : KELT
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Self-esteem : EGO
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Indian epic : RAMAYANA
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Trapped by winter weather : SNOWEDIN
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Fake jewelry : PASTE
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Kind of juniper : ONESEED
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Beatles movie : HELP
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Howled : BAYED
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Catch-all words : WHATHAVEYOU
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Enthralled : SENT
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Land measures : ARES
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Like a good cake : MOIST
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Chapel: Sp. : CAPILLA
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Studios : ATELIERS
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Certain table item : POOLBALL
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Canadian province : MANITOBA
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Clock part : FACE
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Like a rattler : FANGED
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Guard : DEFEND
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Dinner dish : ENTREE
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Cowardly one : SISSY
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"La Plume de ma ___" : TANTE
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Catcher's glove : MITT
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In good health : WELL
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Bering or Ross : SEA
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French dance : BAL

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