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New York Times, Saturday, December 2, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,512
Across
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Stimulating energy : ADRENAL
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"The Sand ___" : PEBBLES
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Without difficulty : READILY
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Sweet one : ADELINE
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Clubfooted : TALIPED
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Henley event : REGATTA
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Type of rumor : IDLE
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Urge : EGGON
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French eight : HUIT
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Italian six : SEI
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German conger : AAL
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Loot for Raffles : ICE
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Nautical ropes : TYES
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Kind of bad throat : STREP
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Brain passage : ITER
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Arranged in succession : SERIATE
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Dye workers : SHADERS
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___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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Goddess of mischief : ATE
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Stampede city : CALGARY
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Phoenician goddess : ASTARTE
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Singles : ONES
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N. H. city : KEENE
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Meager : LEAN
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Mann, for one : ACT
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Babylonian god : ANU
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Prefix for acid or corn : TRI
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Second Mrs. Chaplin : LITA
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Swimmer's worry : CRAMP
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Liberal ___ : ARTS
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Hog : GLUTTON
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Brutal : BESTIAL
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Jailer, in Southwest : ALCAIDE
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Embryo segment : EPIMERE
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Becomes angry : SEESRED
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Rests : REPOSES
Down
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Manet and Renoir, e.g. : ARTISTS
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Dick of "Pinafore" : DEADEYE
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Tennis player, at times : RALLIER
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Stinging cold : NIP
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Under shelter : ALEE
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British poet of Chaucer's time : LYDGATE
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Releases in a way : PAROLES
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Actress Barbara : EDEN
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Associate of borrow or steal : BEG
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Hokum : BLAH
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Fossil mollusk : LITUITE
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Tempter : ENTICER
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Ushers, for example : SEATERS
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Needlefish : GAR
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Confesses, gang style : SINGS
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Chimney nester : STORK
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Aspect : PHASE
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Visionary : IDEAL
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Eastern title : AGA
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Man of law: Abbr. : ATT
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Winter heating hazard : COALGAS
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Maidservant, old style : ANCILLE
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Salad standby : LETTUCE
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Longed for : YEARNED
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"Life is so full of ___ of things . . . " : ANUMBER
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Hears a case again : RETRIES
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French menu word : TARTARE
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Isolates : ENISLES
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Spanish queen : ENA
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P. I. natives : ATAS
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Morse creation : CODE
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Spanish nickname : PEPE
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Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
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Rifle range: Fr. : TIR
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Small drink : SIP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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