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New York Times, Saturday, October 28, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,477
Across
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Vegetable : BROCCOLI
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For ___ sake : ARTS
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Takes out of mothballs : RESURRECTS
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Drop : BEAD
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Enticement : ATTRACTION
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Trees : OAKS
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Elizabeth or Anne : QUEEN
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Division word : INTO
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"___ your head" : USE
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Vase : URN
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Fortune : KINGSRANSOM
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Minstrel performers : ENDMEN
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Salad vegetable : ENDIVE
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Chameleons, for example : ADAPTERS
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Acquire : GET
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"___ you a nickel" : IBET
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Indonesian islands : ARU
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About : INRE
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Comic-strip sound : BAM
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Milky Way, etc. : GALAXIES
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Waning : EBBING
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Torment : HARASS
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Certain musician : XYLOPHONIST
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Pasture : LEA
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Crow sound : CAW
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Later : ANON
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Church parts : APSES
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Mideast strip : GAZA
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Floor cleaner : SCRUBBRUSH
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Kind of curtain : IRON
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Greek dramatic grouping : TETRALOGIA
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Mighty weapons : PENS
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Political dominance : HEGEMONY
Down
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French cubist : BRAQUE
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Come back : RETURN
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Belgian port : OSTEND
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Preserve, as ham : CURE
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Wound up : CRANKED
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Grampus : ORC
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Admit : LETIN
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Cake trim : ICING
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Teem : ABOUND
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Send elsewhere : REASSIGN
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Appropriate : TAKEOVER
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Campus org. : SDS
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Little ones : TOTS
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Unpopular sleeper : SNORER
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Pig ___ poke : INA
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Dole out : METE
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Gym gear : MAT
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Buddy : PAL
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___-la : TRA
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Them: Fr. : EUX
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Mountain goat : IBEX
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Spock specialty : BABYCARE
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Display brightly : EMBLAZON
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Medit. land : ISR
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Total output: Abbr. : GNP
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Shocked : AGHAST
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Christian monogram : IHS
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Item of food : EATABLE
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Midwesterners : IOWANS
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Italian au jus : ALSUGO
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Welcomes a guest : SEESIN
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Strut : SASHAY
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First word of fairy tale : ONCE
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Confederate's foe : NORTH
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Accustom : INURE
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School dance : PROM
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Old cry of anger : GIP
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Purse : BAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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