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New York Times, Tuesday, October 10, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,459
Across
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Playwright William : INGE
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Bowling woe : SPLIT
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Perfume base : MUSK
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French pronoun : NOUS
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Game counter : PIECE
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Nick and Nora’s pooch : ASTA
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Plant fungus : RUST
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Actor Toomey : REGIS
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Former British P. M. : EDEN
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Restrains : INHIBITS
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Partner to a lease : TENANT
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Brief biography : VITA
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Teasdale : SARA
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Mexican dish : TAMALE
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Counteracting agent : ANTIDOTE
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Small type : AGATE
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Hum gently : CROON
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Joey, for one : PAL
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Vetch : TARE
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Disposition : HUMOR
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Persian elf : PERI
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Prefix for sex or verse : UNI
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Enticed : LURED
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P. I. Moslems : MOROS
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Did Turkish-bath work : MASSAGED
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Swell : DILATE
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“Après ___” : VOUS
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Cronyn : HUME
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Stilton or Neufchâtel : CHEESE
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Cooper’s middle name : FENIMORE
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___ on wheels : HELL
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Spring nymph : NAIAD
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Abbr. in a thesis : IBID
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Issue : EMIT
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Emulate Cicero : ORATE
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Chap, in London : COVE
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Soprano Stevens : RISE
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Tenth part : TITHE
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Fur-bearer : SEAL
Down
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Cross inscription : INRI
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Proper or improper word : NOUN
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Speak effusively : GUSH
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Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
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Elf : SPRITE
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Michelangelo work : PIETA
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Parts of a journey : LEGS
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French adverb : ICI
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Will-maker : TESTATOR
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Bacchante : MAENAD
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Cabinet branch: Abbr. : USDA
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Actress Anna : STEN
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Philosopher Immanuel : KANT
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Ill humor : BILE
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Miss O’Brien-Moore : ERIN
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Wimple’s relative : SNOOD
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Jazz-pianist Art : TATUM
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Guam’s capital : AGANA
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Slugger Roger : MARIS
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Equipped : ARMED
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Miss Horne’s milieu : OPERA
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Card for the future : TAROT
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Girl’s name : ELISE
34
Priests, in Lyon : CURES
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French Protestant : HUGUENOT
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Argumentation : POLEMICS
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Asian land : LAOS
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Chevalier song : MIMI
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Lithe : SVELTE
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Port on Firth of Tay : DUNDEE
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Open wasteland : HEATH
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Sonny’s companion : CHER
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Early Olympic site : ELIS
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Decree : FIAT
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Hautboy : OBOE
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___ Ridge : RIVA
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Noble: Ger. : EDEL
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Jackie’s spouse : ARI

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

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