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New York Times, Saturday, October 7, 1972

44-Down : Mouse, to Burns

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,456
Across
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Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
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Refrain syllables : FALA
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Saucy : PERT
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City in the U.A.R. : CAIRO
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Castor's killer : IDAS
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Space : AREA
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Spring time : APRIL
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New word : NEOTERISM
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Rubicund : RED
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Loud-voiced one : STENTOR
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Stamp : DIE
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College in Maine : BATES
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Prone to anger : IRACUND
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Reflects : MIRRORS
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Hokkaido native : AINU
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Iridescent : OPALINE
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Talks idly : NATTERS
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Area on a French map : ASIE
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Tense : TAUT
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Small barracudas : SENNETS
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In a sedate manner : SOBERLY
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Border lake : ERIE
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Device for measuring temperature : THERMEL
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___ non grata : PERSONA
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Commander of David's army : AMASA
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Common verb : ARE
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"The Bells of ___" : STMARYS
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Roy : ROB
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Place for old cars : GRAVEYARD
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Participant in a bet : TAKER
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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Spanish evergreen : PINO
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One of the Horae : IRENE
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Princess of Brabant : ELSA
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Biblical kingdom : EDOM
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Provide with : ENDOW
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Rent ___ : ACAR
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Record : TAPE
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Nitwit : BIRDBRAIN
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Well-known nickname : ARI
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Author of "War and Peace" : TOLSTOI
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Maneuver in bridge : FINESSE
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Resident of Vientiane : LAOTIAN
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Waldorf ___ : ASTORIA
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Average : PAR
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Old city of Sumeria : ERIDU
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Pine-tree substance : RESIN
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Subdued : TAMED
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They were: Lat. : ERANT
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Sea bird : TERN
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Dahl and Francis : ARLENES
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Sailing vessels : CUTTERS
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Extinct birds : MOAS
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Tabbed for special use : EARMARKED
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Control : RULE
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Pillar: Prefix : STYL
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Uneven : EROSE
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Snapshot of yesteryear : TINTYPE
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Water nymph : SEAMAID
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Actor's goal : STARDOM
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Words of surprise : OHMY
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Mouse, to Burns : BEASTIE
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African garment : PAGNE
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Actor Flynn : ERROL
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Old Spanish coins : REALS
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U. S. cartoonist : ARNO
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Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Steep : BREW
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Roman road : VIA
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Scottish alder : ARN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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