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New York Times, Saturday, November 18, 1972

22-Down : Long in the tooth

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: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,498
Across
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False front : FACADE
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Celestial instruments : HARPS
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Redesignates : RENAMES
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Expeditions : SAFARIS
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True copy : ESTREAT
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Melancholy : ELEGIAC
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Airport abbr. : ETA
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Rip Van Winkle : SLEEPER
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French Mrs. : MME
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Certain squad : VICE
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Marquees : TENTS
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Has-___ : BEEN
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Ills : EVILS
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Avril's follower : MAI
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Ile for Napoleon : CORSE
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Whirlpools : EDDIES
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Chases : COURSES
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Tip : END
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Gershwin : IRA
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Formal : STARCHY
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Vanishing American : REDCAP
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Duke : NOBLE
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Turkish title : AGA
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Trig functions : SINES
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___ does it : EASY
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Chews on : GNAWS
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Go-___ : CART
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Fuss : ADO
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Beach eye-catchers : BIKINIS
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Corp. : NCO
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Leinster county : KILDARE
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Hardwoods : EBONIES
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Variety of orange : SEVILLE
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Damascus people : SYRIANS
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Delivers : SENDS
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Wiliest : SLIEST
Down
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Gala : FESTIVE
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Magnesia, for one : ANTACID
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Landau : CAR
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Nancy or Ed : AMES
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Started the card game : DEALT
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Respects : ESTEEMS
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Nathan and family : HALES
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Southwest wind : AFER
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Kind of doll : RAG
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Readers : PRIMERS
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Cat or twins : SIAMESE
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Female ruff : REEVE
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Infective : SEPTIC
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Behind the ___ : SCENES
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Long in the tooth : ELDERLY
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Kind of antiseptic acid : BORACIC
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Long ___ : SINCE
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Miss Muffet's diet : CURDS
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Old English letter : EDH
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Goose: Fr. : OIE
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Telltales : SNEAKS
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Sycophants : TOADIES
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Clear : ABSOLVE
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N. Y. stadium : YANKEE
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Inexperience : RAWNESS
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Liar : ANANIAS
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Interest word : PERCENT
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Merry: Fr. : GAI
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Facing the glacial side : STOSS
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"Les ___" : GIRLS
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Prophetess : SIBYL
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Suffering from alopecia : BALD
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Fruit dots : SORI
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Racket : DIN
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Never: Ger. : NIE

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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