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New York Times, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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P
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L
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A
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Y
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B
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A
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L
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L
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T
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O
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D
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R
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R
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A
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N
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M
M
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L
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W
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M
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O
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M
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B
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D
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O
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M
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A
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S
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H
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H
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G
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S
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I
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O
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O
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S
P
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T
R
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S
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F
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C
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M
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A
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O
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R
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I
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I
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C
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A
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N
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P
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D
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S
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O
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R
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B
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T
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I
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S
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L
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S
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P
© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,460

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Across
1
Familiar call, with 5 Across : PLAY
5
See 1 Across : BALL
9
Certain game outcomes : TIES
13
Lighten : EASE
14
Egg-shaped : OVOID
16
Did a jockey's chore : RODE
17
Formerly, of old : ERST
18
Hoosier poet : RILEY
19
Settled : ALIT
20
Pirate league : NATIONAL
22
Ants : EMMETS
24
Eye part : LENS
25
Twist, in Scotland : WIP
26
Samoan bird : MAOMAO
30
Regime such as Tweed's : BOSSDOM
34
Chekhov : ANTON
35
Drive away : SHOO
37
Mata ___ : HARI
38
Equipment : GEAR
39
Mortimer : SNERD
40
Russian soldier : IVAN
41
Blades : OARS
42
River near Paris : OISE
43
Kind of fence : SPITE
44
Adjusts accurately : TRUESUP
46
Swanee man : FOSTER
47
Caboose or coupe : CAR
48
French husband : MARI
50
October, 1970, hero : ORIOLE
53
League of Indians : AMERICAN
58
Walden : POND
59
More painful : SORER
61
Item often picked : BONE
62
London gallery : TATE
63
String : TWINE
64
Greek letter : IOTA
65
Theater signs : SROS
66
Without: Suffix : LESS
67
Short distance : STEP
Down
1
Hammer end : PEEN
2
Zhivago's love : LARA
3
Staff man: Abbr. : ASST
4
Abominable Snowman : YETI
5
Island near Philippines : BORNEO
6
Relating to birds : AVIAN
7
Lounges : LOLLS
8
Kind of detector : LIE
9
Ocean nomads : TRAMPSHIPS
10
Girl of Greek myth : IOLE
11
Do copyreading : EDIT
12
Determines : SETS
15
Tree product : DYEWOOD
21
Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
23
Wrongly: Prefix : MIS
26
Barbary ape : MAGOT
27
Close to, to poets : ANEAR
28
Hokkaido port : OTARU
29
Dot-dash systems : MORSECODES
30
Tiresome one : BORE
31
Nautical crane : DAVIT
32
Speechify : ORATE
33
Forty-niner : MINER
35
Cut : SNIP
36
Men : HES
39
Most tart : SOUREST
43
Evening on the Seine : SOIR
45
Mineo : SAL
46
French relatives : FRERES
48
Antoinette : MARIE
49
Choir responses : AMENS
50
Chooses : OPTS
51
Arena sound : ROAR
52
Division word : INTO
54
Wading bird : IBIS
55
Ducklike bird : COOT
56
___-bellum : ANTE
57
Wagon tongue : NEAP
60
Pussycat's friend : OWL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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