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New York Times, Tuesday, October 3, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,452
Across
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Pronunciamento : FIAT
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Confederate flag units : BARS
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Iroquoian : ERIE
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Pear : ANJOU
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Part of a Confederate signature : ELEE
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Reverberated : RANG
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Inhibit, as one's style : CRAMP
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Kind of clause : ESCALATOR
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TV weatherman : TEX
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Miserly one : SCROOGE
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Adjective suffix : INE
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Take ___ it comes : ITAS
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Flunk : LOSEOUT
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Runner around the rugged rock : RASCAL
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Quaint : OLDEN
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Weave : INTERLACE
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Like some yarns : TALL
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Fun seeker : GOODTIMECHARLIE
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Insect : GNAT
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Acquires a green film : PATINATES
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Corroded : EATEN
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Kind of blood : VENOUS
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Douglas or Lincoln : DEBATER
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Rebecca : WEST
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Suffix for native : OTE
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Least complicated : EASIEST
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Tachometer initials : RPM
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Store event : WHITESALE
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La Scala event : OPERA
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Nothing doing! : NOGO
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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Tuck, for one : FRIAR
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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W. W. II date : DDAY
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Stone : ONYX
Down
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Matter-of-___ : FACT
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About : INRE
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"Iliad" character : AJAX
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A Jones : TOM
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Bock and lager : BEERS
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___-ran : ALSO
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Remember : RECOLLECT
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Neptune, for one : SEAGOD
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Baseball-scoring initials : ERA
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Math word : RATIO
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Turkish President : INONU
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Large bird : EGRET
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Nouveau riche : UPSTART
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___ majesty : LESE
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Thickened skin areas : CALLI
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Summer drink : ICEDTEA
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Competitor : ENTRANT
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Actress Diana ___ : RIGG
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In a short time : ANON
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Relative of a xystus : STOA
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Great amount : OCEAN
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Symbol in a company name : AMPERSAND
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Voice : ALTO
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Place : LIEU
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Fewer : LESS
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Apiarists' concerns : HIVES
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"___ robins in her hair" : ANESTOF
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Twitted : TEASED
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Soft : DOWNY
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Character of a people : ETHOS
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Ecru : BEIGE
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Like an untended garden : WEEDY
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Check : REIN
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Supplicate : PRAY
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Groucho : MARX
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Rocky peak : TOR
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___ bono publico : PRO

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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