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New York Times, Thursday, October 19, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,468

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Across
1
Type of plane engine : RAMJET
7
Air-rifle fodder : BBS
10
Spanish Mrs. : SRA
13
Small space : AREOLE
14
Subtle quality : AURA
15
Barnyard dweller : HEN
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Phone user : DIALER
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Sound defeat : TRIMMING
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What Oliver wanted : SOMEMORE
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Coin for Louis XIV : ECU
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Salesmen's routes: Abbr. : ITINS
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___ den Linden : UNTER
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British M.P. : LORD
28
Common Latin abbr. : ETC
29
Grains for grinding : GRISTS
30
Dormancy : SLEEP
32
Scoops out again : REDIGS
34
Pretend : ASSUME
36
Chooses : ELECTS
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Turning point : CRISIS
41
Parlor, bedroom and bath : SUITE
43
Gawked : STARED
46
Pheasant nest: Var. : NID
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Delay : STAY
49
Cause goose pimples : EERIE
50
Land : ACRES
52
Three, in Salerno : TRE
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Chicago paper, for short : TRIB
54
Turn away : ALIENATE
56
Notes : OBSERVES
58
Put one ___ (flimflam) : OVERON
61
Shame! : FIE
62
Marquette : PERE
63
Javanese skunk : TELEDU
64
Strike out : FAN
65
Doer: Suffix : IST
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Undermines : ERODES
Down
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Nuclear unit : RAD
2
Hero of "Exodus" : ARI
3
Uses a yardstick : MEASURES
4
Philippine island : JOLO
5
Perfume resin : ELEMI
6
Cylindrical : TERETE
7
Dentists' drills : BURRS
8
Cheese : BRIE
9
Actor Jaffe : SAM
10
Polo and dress : SHIRTS
11
Curdling agent : RENNET
12
Inflames : ANGERS
14
Immediately : ATONCE
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Crescent : MENISCUS
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Bishops' caps : MITRES
22
Trains to the Loop : ELS
23
Soft drink : COLA
25
Eggs on : URGES
27
Portray : DESCRIBE
29
Hodges or Blas : GIL
31
Soap : PUREE
33
Thirst : DESIRE
35
One of the Easts : MID
37
Got the giggles : TITTERED
38
Common newspaper name : STAR
40
Carve : INCISE
42
Look at : EYE
43
Depart : SETOFF
44
Chemical powder : TERBIA
45
Up and about : ARISEN
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Stand for : DENOTE
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On one's toes : ALERT
51
Thrifty one : SAVER
54
Salutations : AVES
55
End: Prefix : TELO
57
Campus in Troy, N. Y. : RPI
59
Lyric poem : ODE
60
Greek letters : NUS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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