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WORDS OF INTEREST

New York Times, Sunday, October 29, 1972

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 508 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,478
Across
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Famous twin : CASTOR
7
Stage phone, e.g. : PROP
11
Type of brick : ADOBE
16
Marshes of central Italy : PONTINE
17
Sweet liqueur : CREME
18
Send back : REMAND
20
Busy : ENGAGED
21
Shays, for one : REBEL
22
Staved off : AVERTED
24
Biblical setting : EDEN
25
Soft job : SINECURE
27
Roman goddess : MINERVA
28
Tennessean : VOL
29
Mobster's pad : HIDEOUT
30
Wire measure : MIL
31
___ accompli : FAIT
32
Worn : ERODED
34
Within: Prefix : ENT
35
Bee genus : APIS
37
___ macabre : DANSE
38
Eminence : FAME
39
Sea east of Caspian : ARAL
40
Andy Capp's sport : SOCCER
41
___ the cup (just missed) : RIMMED
43
Church reading : APOSTLESCREED
47
Grecian theater : ODEON
48
Suit : PLEASE
49
Kowtower : TOAD
50
Swiss city : BERN
51
Winged : ALATE
52
Antarctic explorer : SCOTT
54
Nickname for a princess : MEG
57
Bootstring : LACET
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Ness or Lomond : LOCH
60
Preeminent : STAR
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Composer Montemezzi : ITALO
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England's Isle of ___ : ELY
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Show thespian zeal : EMOTE
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Tippler : SOUSE
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Related : AKIN
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Mine car : TRAM
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Made up for : ATONED
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Minotaur's home : CRETE
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Some F.B.I. men : SPECIALAGENTS
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Pitchman's forte : PATTER
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Ready, as an audience : SEATED
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Tiny bit : ATOM
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Colleen's cry : ARAH
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Court decree : ARRET
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U.N. plaza décor : FLAG
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Manhandle : PAW
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Kind of highness : SERENE
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Iris layer : UVEA
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Faculties : TALENTS
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Crown component : GEM
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PX : CANTEEN
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How dreadful! : DEARDEAR
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Cheerless : DRAB
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___ cordiale : ENTENTE
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Cordial flavor : ANISE
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Surfeit : SATIATE
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Become ragged : TATTER
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Spiritual : INNER
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Set right : AMENDED
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Distrustful : LEERY
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Kind of TV show : LATE
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Procrastinate : LINGER
Down
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American vulture : CONDOR
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Doer of good deeds : ANGELOFMERCY
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Baseball's Man : STAN
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Tamper: Scot. : TIG
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Prejudiced : ONESIDED
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Made over : REDID
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Ready for use, as lumber : PRECUT
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Disprove : REBUT
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Top name in 40 Across : PELE
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Musketeer : ARAMIS
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Harass : DEVIL
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Augury : OMEN
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Shameless : BAREFACED
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Spellbind : ENTRANCE
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Annoyance : PEEVE
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King of Thebes : CREON
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Formulated : DEVISED
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Stamping device : DATER
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Maiden-name word : NEE
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Two-fisted fellows : HEMEN
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The last ___ : MILE
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Popular singer : DAMONE
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Tosca's "Vissi d'___" : ARTE
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Holy Land: Abbr. : PAL
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Conductor Antal : DORATI
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African fox : ASSE
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Haggis fancier : SCOT
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Calif. oak : ROBLE
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Miss America, to Bert Parks : IDEAL
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Set apart : ALLOT
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Nobel Prize category : PEACE
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Pledge : OATH
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Deposited : STORED
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"La ___" : PALOMA
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Air-show feature : STUNT
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Instances : CASES
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Succeed : MAKETHEGRADE
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Top-drawer : ELITE
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Lost soul : GONER
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Sonnet part : TERCET
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Any minute : SOON
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Tooth nuisance : TARTAR
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Marian, for one : MAID
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Check : STEM
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Causerie : TETEATETE
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Excited : AGOG
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Anxieties : CARES
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Instrument : SERVANT
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"___ guidance suggested" : PARENTAL
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Kind of palooza : LALA
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P.I. tribesman : ATA
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Deli purchase : PASTRAMI
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Hollandaise or marinara : SAUCE
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Sunday best : FINERY
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Zoroastrian : PARSEE
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Birch-family tree : ALDER
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Undersized : WEE
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Less messy : NEATER
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Set firmly : EMBED
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Poet's concern : METER
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Stigmatize : TAINT
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Twangy : NASAL
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Being: It. : ENTE
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Eire legislature : DAIL
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Bell sound : DING
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Two fins : TEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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