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HISTORY LESSON

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 1972

Author:
David A. Murray
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 21, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
David A. Murray has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,464
Across
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Beer, ale, etc. : BREWS
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Multitude : HOST
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Blockhead : OAF
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Musical Count : BASIE
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Bow tip : NOCK
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Vanzetti’s friend : SACCO
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Warble : CHANT
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Who : EDWARDTHEEIGHTH
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Playing card : DEUCE
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Kind of pan : SAUCE
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Mall units : STORES
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Refractors : PRISMS
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Portuguese coin: Abbr. : ESC
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Like a fork : TINED
35
What : RENOUNCEDTHETHRONE
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Encroach on : USURP
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Possess, in Ayr : HAE
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Harvests : REAPS
45
Records, for short : LPS
48
Board men: Abbr. : DIRS
49
Defense weapons: Abbr. : IRBMS
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Corporation initials : ITT
53
___ de France : ILE
54
Compass point : ENE
55
When : NINETEENTHIRTYSIX
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“What ___ boy am I!” : AGOOD
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Embroidery décor : EYELET
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Fountain items : STRAWS
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Ways: Abbr. : STS
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Vied in log game : BIRLED
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Burden, in Spain : SARCIA
69
Footwear : BOOT
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Crude tartar : ARGOL
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Where : THEHOUSEOFCOMMONS
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Dental degree : DDS
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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W. W. II zone : ETO
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Mine cars : TRAMS
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Science: Abbr. : GEOL
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Passé: Abbr. : OBS
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Kiel or Erie : CANAL
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Varnish base : LAC
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Ball star : BELLE
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Why : FORTHEWOMANHELOVED
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Child: Prefix : PAEDO
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Lupino : IDA
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Coercion : DURESS
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See 87 Across : WALLIS
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British composer et al. : ARNES
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“Without ___” : ASONG
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How : ACTOFABDICATION
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English novelist : DEFOE
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Like Maine’s coast : STONY
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Network : RETE
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Upset : EVERT
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Letter addenda : PSS
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Bills : ONES
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Donna : REED
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Oak or Blue : RIDGE
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British TV : BBC
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Cheer : RAH
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That, in Toledo : ESA
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Certain ties or chairs : WINDSORS
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Words to a bartender : SETEMUP
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Between hic and hoc : HAEC
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Kind of shoppe : OLDE
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Do farm work : SOW
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Bridal gift : TEASET
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Prevail upon : INDUCE
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Military group: Abbr. : ROTC
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Yearn : ACHE
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Squeeze out : EKE
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Earth pigment : OCHRE
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Feigned : ACTED
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Exclamations : FOHS
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Certain protests : SITINS
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Past, in the past : AGONE
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Devil-may-care : RASH
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Prohibit : ESTOP
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Seagoing initials : USN
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Stuffy one : PRUDE
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Pine substance : RESIN
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Harden : INURE
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Sports slacks : CHINOS
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Kind of seal : EARED
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I.O.U. matter : DEBT
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Banal : TRITE
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Hebrew letter : HETH
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Hindu weight : RATI
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Hosiery fabric : LISLE
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Carried on : PLIED
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Canonical hour : SEXT
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A ___ fish : MESSOF
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Between Aug. and Nov. : SEPTOCT
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Writer Marsh : NGAIO
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Midwest campus, for short : IOWAU
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Wise counselor : NESTOR
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Dominion : REIGN
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Neophytes : TYROS
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Shout : YELL
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Principal : ARCH
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Hindu title : SAHIB
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Plait : TRESS
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German historian : BROSCH
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Normandy town : STLO
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British math pioneer : BOOLE
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City of Jordan : AMMAN
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Conveyed : SENT
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Indian district : ETAH
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Evils, in law : MALA
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Do research : DELVE
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Parcels out : DOLES
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Winter transports : SLEDS
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Bertie : GEORGEVI
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Systematize : CODIFY
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Swiss resort : AROSA
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Mistake : BLUNDER
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Criminal : FELON
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Shrinks : WINCES
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Part of M. A. : MASTER
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Old Tokyo : EDO
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Agreements : PACTS
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Voices : ALTOS
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Kind of waist : WASP
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Latin or Anglican : RITE
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First-class : AONE
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Prune: Scot. : SNED
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Family member: Abbr. : BRO
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Wrath : IRE
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G-man : FED
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Relative of an assn. : ORG
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Summer, in Nice : ETE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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