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New York Times, Tuesday, November 14, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,494
Across
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Citizen of Muscat : OMANI
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Chinese idol : JOSS
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Mrs. Helmer : NORA
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Jacob's father-in-law : LABAN
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State of Uinta Mountains : UTAH
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"Moi," to Louis XIV : ETAT
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Stage curtains : DROPS
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Oliver Twist's plea : MORE
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Magic : WITCHERY
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Midwestern capital : TOPEKA
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Leander's love : HERO
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Garb in Gwalior : SARI
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"___ is an island" : NOMAN
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Famed high-wire family : WALLENDAS
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Indian state : ORISSA
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"Take-me-out" place : BALLGAME
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Gender: Abbr. : MASC
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Small wood : GROVE
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Augustan poet : OVID
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Achieved : ATTAINED
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Specify : DEFINE
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The Caine, for one : DESTROYER
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Subsequent : AFTER
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Miss Elliot : CASS
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Frontier hero : EARP
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Hell : TOPHET
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Star-shaped : STELLATE
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The Kalevala, for one : EPIC
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Inventors' fortes : IDEAS
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Trojan hero : AJAX
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Ohio city : LIMA
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Objet d'art : CURIO
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Concern : CARE
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Incline : LEAN
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Head covering : SCALP
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Greek Cupid : EROS
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Over : ANEW
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French author : LOTI
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Unplanned : CATCHASCATCHCAN
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Senior : OLDER
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Squash variety : MARROW
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" . . . an old man, read to by ___ " : ABOY
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Downy coating : NAP
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Put in position : INSTALLED
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Diving board, e.g. : JUMPINGOFFPLACE
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Early Nebraskan : OTOE
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Channel island : SARK
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N. Y. stadium : SHEA
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Plymouth Rocks : HENS
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City in Russia : OREL
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Croat, for one : SLAV
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Tuareg : NOMAD
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Hold forth : ORATE
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Drizzles : MISTS
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Habitation : ABODE
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Ship's crane : DAVIT
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Chemical compound : AMINE
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Jewish feast : SEDER
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Freethinkers : AGNOSTICS
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Old Portuguese coins: Var. : REYS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Between viscount and marquis : EARL
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Repeat in detail : RETAIL
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Fabulist : AESOP
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Rossini hero : TELL
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English painter : OPIE
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Arizona Indian : PIMA
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Evening, in Italy : SERA
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Open : AJAR
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Edible root : TARO
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Former mates : EXES
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French title : DUC

Answer summary: 3 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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