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New York Times, Friday, January 28, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,203
Across
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German spa : EMS
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Tales : SAGAS
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Cries : SOBS
13
Old coins of Riga : LATS
15
Gable role : RHETT
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Stumble : TRIP
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Intractable one : BRAT
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"Don't be ___ loser" : ASORE
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Indian V.I.P. : RAJA
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Jar : OLLA
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Margin : RIM
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Small land area: Var. : ILOT
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Celebrated given names : WOLFGANGAMADEUS
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Danish island group : FAROE
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Compass reading : ENE
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Equality : PAR
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Personal nature : SELF
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Strauss's river : DANUBE
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Over : ATOP
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Eye : ORB
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Peter, for one : TSAR
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Adaptable : PLIANT
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Dash : ELAN
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French season : ETE
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Deer : ROE
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Roman dwelling : DOMUS
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Celebrated given names : JOHANNSEBASTIAN
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Make ___ dash for : AMAD
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Women's org. : DAR
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Prefix for toxin or dote : ANTI
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Colombian city : CALI
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Oust : EVICT
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Endure : LAST
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Exclamations : OHOS
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Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
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Joint : KNEE
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Found : BASE
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Fountains, in heraldry : SYKES
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Corn unit : EAR
Down
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Jostle : ELBOW
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Actress Thomas : MARLO
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Horse's quarters : STALL
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Spanish lady: Abbr. : SRA
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Utterances of relief : AHS
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Celebrated given names : GEORGEFREDERICK
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Rooms for Caesar : ATRIA
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Checked : STEMMED
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Shrill : STRIDENT
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Papal cape : ORALE
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Trinket : BIJOU
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Footwear : SPATS
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Flag's place : STAFF
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Fuel : GAS
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Common verb : ARE
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Collection : ANA
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Soft food : PAP
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Louis XIV, for one : ROI
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Employ : USE
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Club : BAT
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Poetic word : ERE
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State of happiness : PARADISE
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Drop : BLOB
44
Common prefix : NON
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Offers : TENDERS
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Physicians' org. : AMA
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Greek letters : NUS
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Haunt : STALK
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Ladder man : JACOB
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Indian of West : OMAHA
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Rings : HALOS
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G. & S. theater : SAVOY
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Silly : INANE
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Confused : ATSEA
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Saltpeter : NITER
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Guevara : CHE
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Thy: Fr. : TES

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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