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New York Times, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

5-Down : Pull a ___ (cheat)

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G H J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,474
Across
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Cushy spot, with 17 Across : BEDOF
6
Pitcher's mound : SLAB
10
Intensify : RISE
14
Actress Valli : ALIDA
15
Master : TAME
16
Vows : IDOS
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See 1 Across : ROSES
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Unqualified : OUTANDOUT
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Business-letter abbr. : ENC
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Recipe units: Abbr. : TSPS
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Mournful sound : KNELL
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Reeds : OBOES
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Sibyl : SEER
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Wolf, for one : CANINE
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"Dear ___" : SIR
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Word with free : SCOT
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Nasty, as weather : INCLEMENT
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Cheer : OLE
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Rod's partner : REEL
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P.G.A. veteran : SNEAD
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Foul in a way : KNEE
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Vehicle : CAR
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Ranted and raved : CARRIEDON
44
Study field : ARTS
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State: Abbr. : ARK
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Conjunction : UNLESS
48
Or ___ : ELSE
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Threads of smoke : WISPS
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Live ones : WIRES
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Dim : FADE
54
Tax expert: Abbr. : CPA
57
TV actors' bonuses : RESIDUALS
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Steal : CREEP
61
Heraldic band : ORLE
62
Gamer : REAP
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TV sidekick : TONTO
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Gatherings : BEES
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Tritons : EFTS
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Aspects : SIDES
Down
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Empty : BARE
2
College in N. C. : ELON
3
Rattle : DISCONCERT
4
Pindaric lines : ODE
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Pull a ___ (cheat) : FASTONE
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Checks : STOPS
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Praise: Lat. : LAUS
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
9
Glass vessel : BEAKER
10
Legislative addenda : RIDERS
11
Word with matinee : IDOL
12
Type of music : SOUL
13
N. Y. time : EST
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Direction : NNE
22
Looks : SEEMS
25
Tab : BILL
26
Shankar's lute : SITAR
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About : CIRCA
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"Lend ___" : ANEAR
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Quarterback ploy : SNEAK
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Stoop : CONDESCEND
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Spreads : OLEOS
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Seven-year period : TEENS
35
French desk item : ENCRE
39
Celtic priest : DRUID
40
Seaweed : KELP
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Beetles, bugs, etc. : INSECTS
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Some TV shows : SERIES
46
Promise : ASSURE
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Induced : LED
50
Snappish people : WASPS
51
Common verb : WERE
52
Man, for one : ISLE
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Categorical : FLAT
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Fountain of jazz : PETE
56
Mil. addresses : APOS
57
Rifle : ROB
58
W. W. I force : AEF
60
King: Fr. : ROI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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