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New York Times, Friday, November 17, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { D J Q X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,497
Across
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Bleat : BAA
4
Wheel rut : TRACK
9
Choice thing : PLUM
13
Circle part : ARC
14
Poet's advice to the sea : ROLLON
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Finnish city : OULU
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Suitable : FIT
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Maltreat : ILLUSE
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"There ___ any more" : ISNT
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Deception : FLIMFLAM
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Attacked : WENTAT
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Drink : ALE
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Cockpit man : PILOT
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Necklaces : CHOKERS
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Direct flight : NONSTOP
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Passages : LANES
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Until : UPTO
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Wall pier : ANTA
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Junior river : CREEK
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Droop : FLAG
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Cookie : SNAP
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Way off : AFAR
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Hiawatha, once : PAPOOSE
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Medicinal solutions : SALINES
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Within: Prefix : INTRA
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Zuider ___ : ZEE
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Third largest island : BORNEO
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Escapes : GETAWAYS
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News item : OBIT
61
Search about : FERRET
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Lacking color : WAN
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Machete : BOLO
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Novelist Anatole : FRANCE
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Ring name : ALI
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Personal interest : SELF
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Affirmative of sorts : YEP
Down
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Poor golf stroke : BAFF
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Seed covering : ARIL
3
Part of a play : ACTI
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Toys with : TRIFLES
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Hair curler : ROLLER
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___ breve : ALLA
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Group of trees : CLUMP
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Greek island : KOS
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Opinions : POINTSOFVIEW
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Ardent desire : LUST
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Forearm bone : ULNA
12
Mongrel : MUTT
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Post–W. W. II fashion : NEWLOOK
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Insist upon : MAKEAPOINTOF
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Time period : EON
26
Entombs : INTERS
27
Brooch : CLASP
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Politician Mark : HANNA
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Available : ONTAP
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Board man : SURFER
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Crystalline compound : TOLAN
33
Colonizer of New Mexico : ONATE
34
Does hotel-lobby duty : PAGES
37
Vegetable : PEA
40
Reject : CASTOFF
44
Acid salts : OLEATES
46
Number : ONE
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Victims of Cortes : AZTECS
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German name of Zagreb : AGRAM
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Hope, etc. : BOBS
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Woodwind : OBOE
54
Brook : RILL
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Girl's name : ERNA
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Game-schedule word : AWAY
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Conn. campus : YALE
59
Insignificant one : SNIP
62
Pitching record: Abbr. : ERA

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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