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New York Times, Monday, January 3, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,178
Across
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Fife's partner : DRUM
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Sulk : POUT
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Class-cheater's aid : TROT
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Small amount : IOTA
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Latin dance : CONGA
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Active place : HIVE
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Laurel : STAN
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"Eureka" exclaimer : ARCHIMEDES
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Film or tape container : CASSETTE
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Traditional weepers : LOSERS
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Exact copy : FACSIMILE
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Mischievous : IMPISH
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"___ of your business" : NONE
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Montreux sight : ALP
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Clothes rack : VALET
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Resounded : RANG
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Aspersion : SLUR
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Spoken : ORAL
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Radio parts : TUBES
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Normal elasticity : TONE
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Peeling : RIND
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Paris airport : ORLY
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Full of pep : ZINGY
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Even now : YET
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Wife, in Bonn : FRAU
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Depends, with "on" : HINGES
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Engaged in talks : PARLEYING
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Guarantee : ASSURE
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Forgiving : MERCIFUL
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Latch onto in a way : BUTTONHOLE
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Relieve : EASE
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Post–W.W. II generation : BEAT
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Dupes : TOOLS
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Originate : STEM
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Nervous : EDGY
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Iniquities : SINS
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Kids : TADS
Down
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Record : DISC
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Roster : ROTA
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Western lizards : UTAS
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Vermont peak : MANSFIELD
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Moresby and Said : PORTS
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At a certain interval : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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"How awful!" : UGH
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Mining waste : TAILINGS
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"We hold ___ truths . . . " : THESE
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Harass : RIDE
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Finished : OVER
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Girl of fiction : TESS
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Nab : CATCH
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Insect-eating mammal : MOLE
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End of London : EAST
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Bread or dough : MONEY
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Material for a tower : IVORY
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___ Antoinette : MARIE
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Factory : PLANT
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"It's been ___ time" : ALONG
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Thrust forward : LUNGE
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Weighs on the mind : PREYS
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Meanest : STINGIEST
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Floods : TORRENTS
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Kind of oxide : ZINC
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Card game : FARO
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Employs : HIRES
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Glazier's need : PUTTY
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Screams : YELLS
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Religious title : ABBE
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Petitioned : SUED
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All-male : STAG
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___ Morgana : FATA
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Secondhand : USED
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Moon vehicles : LEMS
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___ polloi : HOI

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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