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New York Times, Friday, November 24, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,504

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Across
1
Sad ballad subject : CAFE
5
Dims : FADES
10
Being: Lat. : ESSE
14
Image : IDOL
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Rule the ___ : ROOST
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Hard or soft item : ROLL
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Starch root : TARO
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African mammal : OKAPI
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Army men: Abbr. : NCOS
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Corrects : EMENDS
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City in Illinois : KANKAKEE
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West German city : GOTTINGEN
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Mid-Atlantic map listing : CANARYIS
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Riddle : ENIGMA
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"It's ___" : ADATE
34
Peter and Ivan : TSARS
36
Governor's nickname : RON
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Winged Victory : NIKE
38
Biblical well : AIN
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Persian writing : ZEND
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Golf equipment : TEE
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Youngman : HENNY
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Garbo, for one : SWEDE
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Abrupt : SUDDEN
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Auto parts : GASLINES
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Ballet posture : ARABESQUE
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V.I.P. in a strike : MEDIATOR
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Suave : URBANE
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Alaskan Governor : EGAN
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Native of Tabriz : IRANI
60
Locale : AREA
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Forty days : LENT
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Levant : OSCAR
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Spiteful ones : CATS
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Card : TREY
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Clear: Fr. : NETTE
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Heal : KNIT
Down
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Recall : CITE
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Furniture style : ADAM
3
Golf word : FORE
4
Extend : ELONGATE
5
Name for a snowman : FROSTY
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Approval, astronaut style : AOK
7
Disappear : DOAKISSINGERACT
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"___ Harlem" (piano piece) : ESPAN
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Bar order : STINGER
10
Verdi opera : ERNANI
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"___ it to me!" : SOCK
12
Wild plum : SLOE
13
Otherwise : ELSE
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Schary : DORE
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Murray et al. : KENS
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Giant : TITAN
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Result of ifs and buts : CANTS
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Farewell : ADIEU
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Defenseless : NAKED
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Immature : GREEN
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Haut ___ : MONDE
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Mountains : ANDES
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Writer Seton and others : ANYAS
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Biscuit : ZWIEBACK
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Maternal kinship : ENATION
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Affront : SLUR
45
Delicate : DAINTY
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Escort : SQUIRE
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Purse: Ger. : BORSE
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Dissolve : MELT
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Czech river : EGER
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Melancholy one : DANE
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Islands near Galway : ARAN
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Pacific grass : NETI
56
Near or Far : EAST
59
Writer Hentoff : NAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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