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New York Times, Wednesday, November 8, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,488
Across
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Biblical king : OMRI
5
Less well done : RARER
10
Command to a horse : HAW
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Impend : LOOM
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Habituate : INURE
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Seine tributary : OISE
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First squirt of milk : DROPINTHEBUCKET
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One who signs a check : ENDORSER
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Shares in : ENTERS
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Prepares to kick off : TEES
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Der ___ : ALTE
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Shield : DEFEND
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Minimize : BELITTLE
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Women's coat style : ALINE
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Seventh Ave. employe : MODEL
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Owns : HAS
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Julep need : MINT
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Was undaunted : DARED
35
Lean : CANT
36
Shoshonean : UTE
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Bogs down : MIRES
38
Explorer de Leon : PONCE
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Hangs on : PERSISTS
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Man with a snap : CENTER
42
Insects : ANTS
43
State: Abbr. : ALAS
44
Fish-market worker : SCALER
47
Liquidate, British style : AMORTISE
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Salad-dressing source : THOUSANDISLANDS
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Yarn ravelings : LINT
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Turkish decree : IRADE
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Indonesian island : NIAS
56
Person : ONE
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Subdues : TAMES
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Gate receipts : TAKE
Down
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Ye ___ dresse shoppe : OLDE
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September ___ : MORN
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Helpless : IMPOTENT
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Cleansed of suds : RINSED
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Pays : ANTES
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Rhine tributary : RUHR
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Poetic word : ERE
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Showed independence : REBELLED
10
Camp activity : HIKE
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Son of Jacob: Var. : ASER
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Carrie Nation's foes : WETS
15
Musical group : OCTET
17
Miss Castle : IRENE
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Before : UNTIL
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Yellow-fever mosquito : AEDES
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Halt the flow of : DAMUP
24
Choice : ELITE
25
More elegant : FINER
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Calibers : BORES
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Burmese statesman : THANT
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Surgeon's instrument : LANCE
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Chemical compound : ESTER
31
Trade centers : MARTS
34
Absent-minded : DISTRAIT
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Faithful : CONSTANT
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Lays explosives : MINES
38
Shade of gray : PEARL
40
Port ___ : SALUT
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Makes inaccessible : CLOSES
43
Ammonia derivative : AMIDE
44
Town near Caen : STLO
45
Gab : CHIN
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Excellent : AONE
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Man : ADAM
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Dolphin genus : INIA
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State: Abbr. : SDAK
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___ est percipi : ESSE
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Former U. S. agency : NRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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