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New York Times, Friday, October 27, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,476
Across
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Fervor : ZEAL
5
Give service to : CATER
10
Records of deeds : ACTA
14
Seagoing saint : ELMO
15
Ross Sea cape : ADARE
16
Arab sailboat : DHOW
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Mechanical device catches fire : ROBOTBURNS
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Apportion : METE
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Reveal poetically : OPE
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Hawaiian grass : HILO
22
Puckered fabric : PLISSE
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Domestic : SERVANT
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South Africans : BOERS
27
Measures : ENS
28
Table of ___ : CONTENTS
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Mud volcano : SALSE
34
James and Carrie Jacobs : BONDS
35
English river : URE
36
Diagram : PLAT
37
Canute et al. : DANES
38
Put away : STOW
39
Long time : EON
40
Vapors : MISTS
41
Puts on the record : POSTS
42
Inferior in status : DECLASSE
44
Close friend : PAL
45
An ___ the ground : EARTO
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Diamond in the rough : SANDLOT
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Satirist Anatole : FRANCE
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Carnelian : SARD
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Verb ending : IZE
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French composer : LALO
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Product of a chatterbox : NATURALGAS
58
Stagg : AMOS
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Northern constellation : DRACO
60
Forest greenery : VERT
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Flying device : KITE
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River of Ukraine : SERET
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Annoys : IRKS
Down
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Ciphers : ZEROS
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Slip off : ELOPE
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Brownish-yellow : AMBER
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Card game : LOO
5
Rustic homes : CABINS
6
Of age : ADULT
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Edible root : TARO
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Sea bird : ERN
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Answers : RESPONDS
10
Esteem : ADMIRE
11
Fischer and Spassky : CHESSNUTS
12
Little ones : TOTS
13
"___ doch-an'-dorris" : AWEE
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Scottish V.I.P. : THANE
23
Rents : LETS
25
Wearing apparel : VEST
26
Carpi : BONES
28
Short story : CONTE
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Easy gait : TROT
30
Does mending : SEWS
31
Hurried : SPED
32
Drug plant : ALOE
33
What some surgeons do : LANCEALOT
34
Opera heavy : BASSO
37
Enlarges : DISTENDS
38
Auctioneer's word : SOLD
40
Connelly : MARC
41
Washington zoo star : PANDA
43
Woolly : LANOSE
44
Tropical bird : PARROT
46
Food additive : SAUCE
47
Hybrid cat : LIGER
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Midwest range : OZARK
49
Ordeals : TESTS
50
Antiaircraft fire : FLAK
51
Branches : RAMI
52
Asterisk : STAR
56
Common verb : ARE
57
First-century date : LVI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 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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