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New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,531
Across
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Skating spins : ARABESQUES
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Exclamations : AHAS
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Famous pianist : JOSEITURBI
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Portend : BODE
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Of small celestial bodies : ASTEROIDAL
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Brought up : REARED
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Stationer's item : ENVELOPE
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Proceed, in Scotland : GAE
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Turns inside out : EVERTS
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Boxes : CRATES
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Exist : ARE
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Roosted : SAT
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Study of early man : PREHISTORY
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Part of a French play : ACTE
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Novarro : RAMON
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Go wrong : ERR
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Group in a loft : CHOIR
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Mind : OBEY
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Horsemen on the rancho : CABALLEROS
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Frog's perch : PAD
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"___ the king's horses" : ALL
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Self-seekers : YESMEN
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Narcotic : OPIATE
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Beast of burden : ASS
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Digger : SPADEMAN
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Indian chief : SACHEM
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Italian island : ELBA
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Newspaper stands : EDITORIALS
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Depend : RELY
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Darwin, for one : NATURALIST
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Compass points : SSES
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Develops : TRANSPIRES
Down
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Partly open : AJAR
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Flower : ROSE
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Beverage : BEER
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De Valera's land : EIRE
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Satiates : STODGES
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French pronoun : QUI
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Expanded, as arms of a cross : URDEE
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Israeli name : EBAN
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Resonant in tone : SILVERY
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Poplar : ABELE
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Bridge-pad tally : HONORSCORE
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Adjustment : ADAPTATION
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College terms : SEMESTERS
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Arden of TV : EVE
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"It's ___" (bargain) : ASTEAL
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Fruits for jelly : CRABAPPLES
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Capable of being improved : REMEDIABLE
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Sailor's greeting : AHOY
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Word with horn or plate : TIN
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Splendid displays : ARRAYS
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Those on bended knee : PROPOSERS
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Globe : ORB
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Attention-getting word : AHEM
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Metric measures: Abbr. : CLS
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Merciful : CLEMENT
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Landlords : LESSORS
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Devoured : ATE
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All in ___ work : ADAYS
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Santa ___ : ANITA
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Jewish month : ADAR
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___ on the door : ARAP
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Eyelash: Prefix : CILI
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Long-run musical : HAIR
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Other : ELSE
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Navy transport initials : MSTS
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Cask : TUN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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