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New York Times, Thursday, October 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 344 (avg 1.84)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,475

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Across
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Ranee's wear : SARI
5
Tire center : AKRON
10
___ breve : ALLA
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Make as one : UNITE
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Billet-___ : DOUX
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007 : BOND
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Barfly : TOPER
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Medicine bottle : VIAL
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Discotheque adjunct : JUKEBOX
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Suite : RETINUE
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Penpoint : NIB
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Assents, in Nancy : OUIS
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Money of Guatemala : QUETZALS
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Impassive ones : STOICS
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Refs' relatives : UMPS
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Louisiana name : HUEY
38
Roadsign symbol : ARROW
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African people : IBO
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X, in math : UNKNOWN
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Lone-Star state : TEXAS
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Advantage : EDGE
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Measure of area: Abbr. : SQIN
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African antelopes : ORYXES
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Pal : SIDEKICK
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Hep : ONTO
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Zoo denizen : GNU
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Lee : SHELTER
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Farm creature : EWELAMB
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Hawaiian port : HILO
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Greek philosopher : PLATO
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Jutland port : KIEL
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"What ___?" : OFIT
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___ Alegre : PORTO
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Ferber : EDNA
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100 dinars : RIAL
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Over : ENDED
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Bangla___ : DESH
Down
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Grammar abbr. : SUBJ
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N. L. outfielder : ALOU
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Malodorous : RANK
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Starts a paragraph : INDENTS
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German highway : AUTOBAHN
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Goldfinger's target : KNOX
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Gravestone abbr. : RIP
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Alamogordo's county : OTERO
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Greek sea-god : NEREUS
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Egeria, e.g. : ADVISOR
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Meat cut : LOIN
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Island feast : LUAU
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Car part : AXLE
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Show ___ : BIZ
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Moon of Saturn : TITAN
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S. A. capital : QUITO
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Brown shade : UMBER
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Modern adhesive : EPOXY
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Companion of Paul : LUKE
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Mails : SENDS
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Basra native : IRAQI
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Kind of strip : COMIC
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Pretentiousness : SWANK
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Berra : YOGI
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Didn't usually, for short : USENT
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Potter Josiah : WEDGWOOD
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Mexican salamander : AXOLOTL
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Moved furtively : SKULKED
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Cossack's milieu : STEPPE
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Chemical ending : ENE
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Modern fabric : ORLON
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Toots ___ : SHOR
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Stereo must : HIFI
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Famed essayist : ELIA
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Deputy : AIDE
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___ wear : MENS
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Nonsense : BLAH
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Difficult, in Soho : ARD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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