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New York Times, Thursday, December 28, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,538

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Across
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Places : LOCI
5
Furniture piece : SOFA
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Climb : SCALE
14
Power source : ATOM
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Kitchen or den : ROOM
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Ship deck : ORLOP
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Title of a familiar poem, with 67 Across : STOPPINGBYWOODS
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Russian girl's name : SONIA
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Chill : AGUE
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Kind of stick : POGO
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Class members: Abbr. : SRS
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___ Anne : STE
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Gender: Abbr. : FEM
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Locale of the poem : NEWHAMPSHIRE
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Environment: Prefix : ECO
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Common abbr. : ETC
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"___ Shrugged" : ATLAS
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First words of the poem : WHOSEWOODSTHESE
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Present time : TODAY
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Japanese herb : UDO
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Pronoun : SHE
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Last words of the poem : BEFOREISLEEP
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State: Abbr. : FLA
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Sloth, for one : SIN
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Have second thoughts : RUE
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Baltic port : RIGA
60
Spot for a farmer : DELL
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Medium : RADIO
67
See 17 Across : ONASNOWYEVENING
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Fight : SETTO
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"___ virumque cano" : ARMA
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Shred : TEAR
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Step : TREAD
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In the past: Abbr. : YEST
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
Down
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Young girl : LASS
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Preminger : OTTO
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Ring-tailed animal : COON
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Mischievous : IMPISH
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Mister, in India : SRI
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O'Neill name : OONA
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Harvard museum : FOGG
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Waylay : AMBUSH
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Farm animal : SOW
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Trim a photo : CROP
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Distant : ALOOF
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Fraternal branch : LODGE
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English Derby town : EPSOM
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S. A. rubber : PARA
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Abominable Snowman : YETI
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Merganser : SMEW
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Salamander : NEWT
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Reverberation : ECHO
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Golf club : WOOD
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Reader's instruction: Abbr. : PTO
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Do a kitchen job : SCOUR
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Suffix for numbers : ETH
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___ majesty : LESE
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Arthur of the courts : ASHE
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Flow slowly : SEEP
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Rest day: Abbr. : SAB
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Facial features : EYES
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Presidential monogram : DDE
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Paris evening : SOIR
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Canine John Doe : FIDO
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Kind of ticket : ONEWAY
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Of course! : SURE
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Shelter : LEANTO
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Author of the poem : FROST
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Ship : LINER
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Marble : AGATE
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Lassie's precursor : ASTA
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Musical instrument : LYRE
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Moon vehicles : LEMS
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Machine tools : DIES
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___ the finish : INAT
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Scary one : OGRE
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Indicate assent : NOD
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Cistern : VAT

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

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