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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

MOMENTS OF TRUTH

New York Times, Sunday, January 23, 1972

Author:
Nancy S. Ross
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 498 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,198
Across
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Fastenings : HASPS
6
Krishna ___ : MENON
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Trouble : AIL
14
Dickens name : TIM
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Traffic ploy : UTURN
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Tree genus: Var. : ANONA
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Theater group : ANTA
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Legal writ : MISE
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Man’s slipper : ROMEO
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Cleric’s abbr. : RTREV
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Ups : GOODTIMES
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Helen Hayes play : TIMEREMEMBERED
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Painted, for one : DESERT
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Go in: Fr. : ENTRER
30
Mother of Ares : ENYO
32
“Dames ___” : ATSEA
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Month: Abbr. : APR
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“ ___ say more?” : NEEDI
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Lab vessel : ETNA
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Inlet : RIA
40
“___ Stranger” : NOTASA
43
Shift to new quarters : REBILLET
45
Fracas : SETTO
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___ poke : APIGINA
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Opera by Cherubini : MEDEE
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Film Dolly : BARBRA
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Former : SOMETIME
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Anarchist : RED
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Pitcher’s concern: Abbr. : ERA
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Roman money : AES
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Land of the ghats : INDIA
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Adored one : IDOL
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Editor’s mark : STET
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Play about Hollywood : ONCEINALIFETIME
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Peeve : MIFF
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Tree of Brazil : ANDA
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Stain : TAINT
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Banking abbr. : INT
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Critic Huxtable : ADA
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Curve : ESS
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Kind of train: Abbr. : LIM
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Do a network job : SELLTIME
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Grande dame : MATRON
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Shanks, in heraldry : GAMBS
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Finds a new title : RENAMES
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Pale : ASHEN
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___ presence (use ESP) : SENSEITS
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Take umbrage : RESENT
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Mag men : EDS
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Rotterdam’s river : MAAS
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Blue Grotto locale : CAPRI
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Civil War abbr. : CSA
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“I would not ___ pin ... ” : CAREA
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U. S. holly : ASSI
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Arch part : RADIAL
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Russian groups : ARTELS
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Walrus’s observation : THETIMEHASCOME
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TV evenings : PRIMETIME
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Close, to poets : ANEAR
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Added liquor : LACED
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N.F.L. team : RAMS
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Kind of bed or hog : ROAD
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Raccoon’s relative : PANDA
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Blackened : INKED
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Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
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Day for ch. : SUN
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Hide away : STASH
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Italian specialty : PASTA
Down
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Offended : HURT
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Thine: Fr. : ATOI
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EDT, for instance : SUMMERTIME
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Fix one’s feathers : PREEN
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Explosive sound : SNORT
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Mrs. March : MARMEE
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Ledger keeper : ENTERER
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Standard : NORM
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What beer has : ONEB
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Church part : NAVE
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Soothing agent : ANODYNE
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Japanese admiral : ITO
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“Shane” star : LADD
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Baseball statistics : TIMESATBAT
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River of France : ISERE
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Famous hostess : MESTA
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“Love Is ___ Thing” : AGENTLE
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More foggy : MISTIER
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___ hole in (rips) : TEARSA
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Verdi opera : ERNANI
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Swayed : REELED
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Kind of meal : OAT
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Mallard genus : ANAS
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Wyoming’s ___ Agie River : POPO
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Party man: Abbr. : DEM
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Area of Europe : IBERIA
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Seven ___ man : AGESOF
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Squelch : SITON
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Perfect moment : IDEALTIME
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Ash, e.g. : TREE
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Kiln : OAST
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French city : AMIENS
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Island near Java : BALI
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Bagnold et al. : ENIDS
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Anthony’s family : EDENS
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Blackguard : ROTTER
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Genetic abbr. : DNA
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“___ had the wings of ... ” : IFI
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Namesakes of Wagner heroine : SENTAS
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Normandy city : CAEN
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Kind of pentameter : IAMBIC
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Pooh man : MILNE
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Parent : MAMA
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G. & S. princess et al. : IDAS
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Old man : FATHERTIME
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Targets of punches : TIMECLOCKS
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Dog star : LASSIE
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Spanish city : LERIDA
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___ store : MENS
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Frees : REDEEMS
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Shop sign : ONSALE
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Ground : GNASHED
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Wee: Scot. : SMA
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Rochester name : EASTMAN
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Butter etc. : SPREADS
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Cheer words : RAHRAH
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U. S. film director : CAPRA
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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L.I.R.R. stop : ISLIP
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Carib. tree : ACANA
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Ships: Abbr. : STRS
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Bugle call : TAPS
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___ the finish : INAT
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City in Ark. : MENA
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Encounter : MEET
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Norse work : EDDA
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Certain note : IOU

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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