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New York Times, Monday, December 18, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,528
Across
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City in Ohio : LIMA
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Vikings : NORSE
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Excavate : DIG
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Scent : ODOR
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African lilies : ALOES
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Packard or Saxon : AUTO
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Average : NORM
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High country : TIBET
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Lemon or lime : TREE
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Optional course : ELECTIVE
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Dialects : IDIOMS
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One of a privileged group : HAVE
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Calumniate : DEFAME
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Fore-and-aft sails : SPANKERS
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Havelock : ELLIS
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Quarrel : SPAT
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Lamb : ELIA
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Angler, sometimes : LIAR
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Electric power : JUICE
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Slant : TILT
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Auricular : OTIC
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Mink item : STOLE
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Notched : SERRATED
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Showed disapproval : HOOTED
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Thor's stepson: Var. : ULLR
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Plane maneuver : LOOP
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Gauguin's island : TAHITI
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Choice wines : VINTAGES
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Musical work : OPUS
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Ingenuous : NAIVE
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Flurry of happenings : RASH
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Man or Wight : ISLE
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Resort in Colorado : ESTES
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___ facto : IPSO
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Meadow : LEA
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Fix chestnuts : ROAST
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Permeate : SEEP
Down
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Solitary : LONE
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Revered one : IDOL
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Additional : MORE
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Vacation of a sort : ARMCHAIRCRUISE
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Aboriginal : NATIVE
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Martini tidbit : OLIVE
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Garment : ROBE
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Observe : SEE
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Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
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Peso of Spain : DURO
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Single entry : ITEM
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Elapses : GOES
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Tourist's purchase : ATICKETTOPARIS
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Caps : TAMS
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Retreat : DEN
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Swiftly : APACE
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Greek island : DELOS
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Choice : ELITE
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Knack : FLAIR
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Caught sight of : SPIED
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Mary Ann Evans : ELIOT
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Lunar valley : RILLE
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Surfeited : SATED
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Football bowl : SUPER
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Orly sight : JETLINER
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Pollution factor : SOOT
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High, in music : ALT
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Injun or John : HONEST
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Resides : LIVES
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Labor : TOIL
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Semicircular recess : APSE
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Island dance : HULA
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Dante's "La ___ Nuova" : VITA
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Stare : GAPE
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Word in philosophy : ESSE
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Look for bargains : SHOP
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Park in Japan : ASO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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