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New York Times, Thursday, October 5, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,454
Across
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Queries : ASKS
5
100 pounds: Abbr. : CWT
8
Perfume : ATTAR
13
Harbor sight : SHIP
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Town in Mysore : SIRA
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Ladd role : SHANE
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Turnpike installations : TOLLGATES
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Small dogs, for short : PEKES
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Shaw : ARTIE
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Loathe : HATE
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Did a banking job : LENT
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Components : CONSTITUENTS
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Easy stride : LOPE
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Consumed : ATE
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Anecdotes : ANA
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African tribe : IBO
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Sudden move : START
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Coarse fiber : ISTLE
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Trace : SOUPCON
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Hall fixture : HATTREE
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Dog, in Cadiz : PERRO
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Mournful music : DIRGE
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Adjective suffix : IAL
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Long period : EON
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Petty bribes : SOPS
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Philadelphia hall : INDEPENDENCE
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Average : NORM
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Dog's greeting : WOOF
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Sweater size : LARGE
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Concord, for one : GRAPE
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Kind of notebook : LOOSELEAF
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Excepts : OMITS
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Paris's J.F.K. : ORLY
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Do newsroom work : EDIT
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___ macabre : DANSE
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College group: Abbr. : SDS
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Toppings for two letters : DOTS
Down
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Toots of cafe note : SHOR
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Skirt of sorts : KILT
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___ the main brace : SPLICE
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Civil War initials : CSA
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Weather the storm : WITHSTAND
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Host : TREATER
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Viper : ASP
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To say ___ : THELEAST
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Captured : TAKEN
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Regarding : ANENT
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Relaxes : RESTS
15
Italian wine district : ASTI
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Earth: Prefix : GEO
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Airport-board abbr. : ETA
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Alliance : NATO
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Bring together : UNITE
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Childlike speech : LISP
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Decant : POUR
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Ice-cream unit : SCOOP
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Triple : THREEFOLD
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String group : TRIO
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Bound : LEAP
38
Slippery ones : EELS
40
Makes a shutout bid : PREEMPTS
42
Contest in early Greece : AGON
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Where to stay on a rainy day : INDOORS
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As good as ___ : NEW
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Confirmed : SEALED
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"___ We Trust" : INGOD
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Miss Shearer : NORMA
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Deplete : DRAIN
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Diminutive suffix : CLE
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Work over : REDO
60
Canter or gallop : GAIT
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Tritons : EFTS
63
Compass point : ESE
65
Procedure: Abbr. : SYS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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