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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,523

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Montana : STATE
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___ expense (free) : ATNO
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Small amount : SPOT
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Knightly need : ARMOR
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Dog : CHOW
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Constellation : ARGO
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Film Hamlet : LAURENCEOLIVIER
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Drizzle : MIST
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Duke or fist : IRON
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Shelters : COVES
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Follower: Suffix : ITE
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Thin nail : BRAD
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Queen of heaven : HERA
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Age : ERA
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Pronouns : ONES
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Swift : TOM
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Light brown : BEIGE
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___ bien : TRES
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Utah's flower : SEGO
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U. S. poet : EDGARLEEMASTERS
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Jenny : LIND
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Ray : ALDO
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Openings : PORES
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Tolstoy : LEO
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Wood knot : KNAR
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Detonator : CAP
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Attack : RAID
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Greek god : EROS
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Joe's big-league brother : DOM
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Endure : STAND
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O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Saxhorn : TUBA
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Part of an O'Neill title : LONGDAYSJOURNEY
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At ___ (now) : ONCE
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District : AREA
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" ... qui mal y ___" : PENSE
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Onetime British PM : PEEL
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Malay gibbons : LARS
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Man the helm : STEER
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Ragout of game : SALMI
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Characteristic : TRAIT
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Give pleasure to : AMUSE
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Legal term : TORT
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Poet's word : ERE
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African capital : ACCRA
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Writer from Terre Haute : THEODOREDREISER
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"High ___" : NOON
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Night ___ : OWL
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Enjoy : SAVOR
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Early war vessel : PRIVATEER
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Molding : OGEE
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Crags : TORS
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New Deal legislation : NIRA
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Desserts : ICES
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Rabbit of fiction : BRER
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"For ___ jolly good ... " : HESA
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Verne character : NEMO
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Monster : OGRE
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Hart : MOSS
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Word in a Hersey title : BELL
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Adams : EDIE
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Bliss, at times : IGNORANCE
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Tissue : TELA
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Traffic sign : STOP
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"___ ho!" : LAND
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Resorts : SPAS
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Famous captain : KIDD
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Perry : COMO
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Broadway investor : ANGEL
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Hindu titles : RAJAS
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Irene : DUNNE
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Not svelte : OBESE
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Part of MGM : MAYER
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Spill : SLOP
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Franchot : TONE
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Sky Harp : LYRA
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Weight allowance : TRET
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Indian mulberry : AAL
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Prosperous states : UPS

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