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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,530
Across
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Man's first age : INFANT
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Like some doors : AJAR
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Pea jacket : POD
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Candle fat : TALLOW
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Exhalation : FUME
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Bitter beer : ALE
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"___ him who thinks . . . " : EVILTO
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Secondhand : USED
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Formerly named : NEE
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Rips : RENTS
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W. W. II craft : LST
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Stanislavsky trainee : ACTOR
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Adam's son : SETH
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"___ fan Tutte" : COSI
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Shinto temple : SHA
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"Kamasutra," etc. : EROTICA
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Miseries : ILLS
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"Mother, may I go out ___?" : TOSWIM
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Bird's beak : NEB
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Plunder : LOOT
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Kind of tax : INCOME
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Destroyed : UNDONE
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Comedian Bert : LAHR
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Part of North Amer. : USA
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Trawler gear : SEINES
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Hanky holders : POCKETS
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Some Fellows : ODD
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Pencil power : LEAD
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Heavenly wear : HALO
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Kind of alarm : FALSE
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Govt. division : DPT
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Dvorak : ANTON
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Sphere : ORB
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Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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Magician's catchall : SLEEVE
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Long ___ : AGO
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Fat : SUET
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Hawthorne's Miss Prynne : HESTER
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Myrna of films : LOY
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Peaks : TORS
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Loom bars : EASERS
Down
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Passages, in anatomy : ITERS
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"Ruler of the Queen's ___!" : NAVEE
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Georgia river : FLINT
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"___ a stage . . . " : ALLTHEWORLDS
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Negatives : NOTS
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Brace : TWO
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"A feudin' and ___" : AFUSSIN
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Man's fifth age : JUSTICE
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French soul : AME
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___ a beet : REDAS
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Man's sixth age : PANTALOON
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Spread : OLEO
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Roebuck : DEER
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Destiny : LOT
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Second ___ (man's seventh age) : CHILDISHNESS
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"___ and see me sometime" : COMEUP
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Wheel part : RIM
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Maltreated : ABUSED
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Isolated : LONE
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Agathe and Anne: Abbr. : STES
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Mah-jongg unit : TILE
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Man's second age : SCHOOLBOY
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Mesh : NET
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Man's fourth age : SOLDIER
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Draw-poker variations : ACEPOTS
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Believer : DEIST
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Tête-___ : ATETE
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Man's third age : LOVER
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Standouts : ONERS
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Stable newcomer : FOAL
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Name for Athena : ALEA
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Pair : DUO
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Haggard's Ayesha : SHE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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