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New York Times, Tuesday, October 24, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,473

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Across
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Roman statesman : CATO
5
Tijuana treat : TACO
9
Sad ___ : SACK
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Khan et al. : AGHAS
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Cassowary's cousin : EMEU
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Girl's name, for short : PRUE
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With 33 and 55 Across, quote by Georges Braque : TRUTHEXISTSONLY
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Japanese coin : SEN
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Distant : AFAR
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Writer Ernest : POOLE
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Intellectual show-offs : PEDANTS
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Detected, as a rat : SMELLED
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Spider-monkey genus : ATELES
28
Baltic port : KIEL
29
Joanne : DRU
30
Had on : WORE
31
Obtuse item : ANGLE
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Biological abbr. : SSP
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See 17 Across : FALSEHOOD
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Kind of steak : RIB
40
Flowers : ROSES
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Helps : AIDS
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Natives of: Suffix : ITES
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Small piano : SPINET
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Perplexed : ATALOSS
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Inkling : GLIMMER
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Horned: Suffix : CERUS
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Mountain : PEAK
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Bee: Prefix : API
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See 17 Across : HASTOBEINVENTED
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Hungarian river : EGER
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Della : REESE
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British medals : DSOS
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French artist : DORE
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Summer times: Abbr. : DSTS
Down
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Dupe : CATSPAW
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Consent : AGREETO
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Speak vehemently : THUNDER
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Grain : OAT
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Rangers' home : TEXAS
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Moslem noble : AMIR
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These: Fr. : CES
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One of three : OUT
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Sewing-kit item : SPOOL
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Benedict and others : ARNOLDS
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Poultry inspectors : CULLERS
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Excited : KEYEDUP
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Movie hero : SHANE
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Newts : EFTS
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Cave: Prefix : SPELEO
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Soft sounds : SIGHS
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Song: Prefix : MELO
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On one's ___ (submissive) : KNEES
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Obstinate ones : ASSES
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Melodic : ARIOSO
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Scads : LOTS
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Fallow deer : DAIM
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Attained : REACHED
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Sobbing : INTEARS
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___ resemblance to (unlike) : BEARSNO
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Prisoners : INMATES
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Most abstruse : DEEPEST
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Walks in a way : STRIDES
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Eastern European : SLAV
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Tinhorn : PIKER
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Stringed instruments : LUTES
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Category : GENRE
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Wharf : PIER
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Kind of board : BED
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Psychiatrist's concern : EGO
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Musician Rorem : NED

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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