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New York Times, Thursday, November 2, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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O
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B
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,482
Across
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Window-___ : SHOP
5
Equip : FITUP
10
Galileo's birthplace : PISA
14
Wilson : EARL
15
Make up for : ATONE
16
Economist Smith : ADAM
17
Essay name : ELIA
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Souvenir : RELIC
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Show approval : CLAP
20
Bamboozle : PLAYFORASUCKER
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Rubber trees : ULES
24
New Guinea port : LAE
25
University : CAMPUS
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Minimize : PLAYDOWN
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Leaves out : OMITS
34
Shoeshine boy, in London : BOOTS
35
Asian people : TAI
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Venus de ___ : MILO
37
___ of Louisville : BELLE
38
Short poems : LAYS
39
Consumed : ATE
40
Stopover spot : MOTEL
41
Girl's name : BERTA
42
Blood-pressure readings : SYSTOLES
44
Encouraging words to a musician : PLAYON
45
Like 3 or 5 : ODD
46
Washbasin item : SOAP
47
Going after : MAKINGAPLAYFOR
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Tarzan's wife : JANE
55
Flynn : ERROL
56
Island republic : EIRE
57
" . . . nor ___ bars a cage" : IRON
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Inasmuch as : SINCE
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Word of lament : ALAS
60
___ wear : MENS
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Tend the fire : STOKE
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Divided : RENT
Down
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Permeate : SEEP
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Building area : HALL
3
Places: Suffix : ORIA
4
Apple-polish : PLAYUPTO
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Atlantic islands : FAROES
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Brain passages : ITERS
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Indian weight : TOLA
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Les Etats ___ : UNIS
9
Embezzle : PECULATE
10
Jammed : PACKED
11
___ rich : IDLE
12
River to the Moselle : SAAR
13
Elec. unit : AMP
21
Winter ailments : FLUS
22
Small islands : CAYS
25
States of torpor : COMAS
26
Goodwill : AMITY
27
"___ to go before I . . . " : MILES
28
Vaulters' needs : POLES
29
Laze : LOLL
30
Eared seal : OTARY
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"The ___ a man's heart . . . " : WAYTO
32
Jewish month : NISAN
34
Animal, in France : BETE
37
Effrontery : BOLDNESS
38
Spinsters' time : LEAPYEAR
40
Procedures : MODI
41
Nonsense : BLAA
43
Turnstile fodder : TOKENS
44
Gallup collaborator : POLLEE
46
Doctor-author : SPOCK
47
___ nostrum : MARE
48
Soon : ANON
49
Spirit : GRIT
50
Cartoonist : ARNO
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___ B (wastebasket) : FILE
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Algerian city : ORAN
53
Support : REST
54
Huck's raftmate : JIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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