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New York Times, Monday, December 11, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { V }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,521
Across
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Give the Bronx cheer : RAZZ
5
Initials in old Rome : SPQR
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Take ___ at : ASTAB
14
Pelvic bones : ILIA
15
Waters: Fr. : EAUX
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Leningrad ordeal of '40s : SIEGE
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Walk heavily : SLOG
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Spanish aunts : TIAS
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Tangle : SNARL
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Fay Wray's friend : KINGKONG
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Young bird : EAGLET
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Austrian town : ENNS
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James Joyce title : ULYSSES
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Sonata part : RONDO
28
"___ to bed" : ANDSO
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Tool : AXE
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Easy job : BREEZE
33
Okinawa city : NAHA
37
Interpret : READ
39
About : ASTIR
40
Waxed : GREW
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War or pollution prefix : ANTI
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"A face that ___ clock" : STOPSA
44
Gas: Prefix : AER
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Slangy negatives : NOPES
47
Ravine : GULLY
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Wildlife habitats : JUNGLES
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Celebrity : LION
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Worn : ERODED
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Popular game : PINGPONG
59
Pacific island group : SAMOA
60
St. Andrews game : GOLF
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___ ben Adhem : ABOU
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English river : TRENT
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Heraldic band : ORLE
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Outlay : COST
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Barely burn : SINGE
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Gynt : PEER
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City gifts for visitors : KEYS
Down
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Venture : RISK
2
"___ want for Christmas is . . . " : ALLI
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Utah park : ZION
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Went crookedly : ZAGGED
5
Attack : SETON
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Hurts : PAINS
7
Swamp : QUAG
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Prescriptions: Abbr. : RXS
9
Tests : ASSAYS
10
Monotonous : SINGSONG
11
Ducks : TEALS
12
Harmonize : AGREE
13
Encircles : BELTS
21
Small hill : KNOB
22
Church officers : ELDERS
24
Open in a way : UNZIP
25
___ avis : RARA
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Farm animals : OXEN
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Orderly : NEAT
28
Prefixes for large birds : AETOS
31
Grated : RASPED
32
Colorado park : ESTES
34
Asian sea : ARAL
35
Command to a dog : HEEL
36
Askew : AWRY
38
Ringing sound : DINGDONG
43
Eager : AGOG
46
Chemical salt : OLEATE
48
Do a final touring chore : UNPACK
49
Banters : JESTS
50
Arrow poison: Var. : URARI
51
Substantive : NOMEN
52
City of France : LILLE
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Deduce : INFER
55
Study over : PORE
56
Reed : OBOE
57
Snoopy : NOSY
58
Fortitude : GUTS
60
Party initials : GOP

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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