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New York Times, Friday, December 8, 1972

53-Across : Churchman

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J M Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,518
Across
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Biblical title : ABBA
5
Of tissue : TELAR
10
Intermission dividers : ACTS
14
Credit-union deal : LOAN
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Confine : SHUT
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Intermediaries : GOBETWEENS
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George Apley, for one : LATE
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Miss Franklin : ARETHA
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Keep mum : BUTTONUP
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Kind of light : ARC
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Famous sisters : SOONG
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Movie-lot workhorse : STANDIN
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State's man : ROGERS
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Courage : SPUNK
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Bridge name : GOREN
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___ of sorts : OUT
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AERI
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Cloyed : SATED
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"The ___ that men do ... " : EVIL
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Code letter : NAN
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Tatter : SHRED
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Office worker : STENO
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Writing: Prefix : GRAPHO
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Dagwood's boss : DITHERS
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Cleveland player : BROWN
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Women's org. : DAR
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Climax of a Western : SHOOTOUT
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Churchman : CURATE
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We, in Paris : NOUS
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Novel-plot devices : FLASHBACKS
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Against : ANTI
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Mozart instrument : FLUTE
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Hirobumi and Yuko : ITOS
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Nuisance : PEST
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Tender places : SORES
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___ majesty : LESE
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Pond growth : ALGA
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Churl : BOOR
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Ruth : BABE
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Dill : ANET
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Facing : TOWARD
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Miss Arden : EVE
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Dear, in Dresden : LIEB
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Year, to Cato : ANNUS
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Put back : RESTORED
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___ as (until) : ASLONG
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Transition : CHANGEOVER
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Ballet wear : TUTU
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"___ lively, please" : STEP
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Show appreciation : THANK
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Australian tree : TOON
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Castro accessory : CIGAR
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Weapon : SPEAR
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Fair-play ingredients : TURNABOUTS
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Famous : NOTED
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Acropolis sights : RUINS
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French city : STLO
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Did choir duty : SANG
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Decorated again : REDID
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Ostentatious ones : SHOWOFFS
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French time : ETE
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Whisky serving : SHOT
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Syringa : SHRUB
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Skoal! : PROSIT
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Stains: Fr. : TACHES
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Bid to take no tricks : NULLO
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Cinch : SNAP
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Sharpen : HONE
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Bull: Prefix : TAUR
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Lincoln symbol : RAIL
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Part of a French play : ACTE
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Boxing outcomes : TKOS
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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___ Jeanne d'Arc : STE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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