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New York Times, Saturday, December 9, 1972

8-Across : Beach sights

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has supersymmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,519
Across
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Bully trees : BALATAS
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Beach sights : CABANAS
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Lacking vigor : EPICENE
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Fashionable : ALAMODE
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___ medica : MATERIA
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Resort islands near Florida : BAHAMAS
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Western Indians : UTES
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Done in : SLAIN
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Ugandan people : HIMA
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Gentlemanly address : SIR
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Sea bird : ERN
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Business group: Abbr. : NAM
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Golfing hazards : TREES
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Sugar source : CANE
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Takes out : DELETES
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Treats sea water : DESALTS
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Roman way : VIA
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Strength: Lat. : VIS
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Dueling swords : RAPIERS
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Die : DECEASE
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Holiday times : EVES
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Exhibit hall : SALON
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Musical groups : DUOS
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Ott : MEL
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Babylonian god : BEL
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Musical notes : TIS
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Garden flower : IRIS
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Formalities : RITES
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Tree trunk : BOLE
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Coarse grass : SACATON
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Stoker : FIREMAN
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Word in French rallying cry : EGALITE
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Specified amount : UNITAGE
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N. Y. Indians : SENECAS
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Envoys : LEGATES
Down
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Muddled : BEMUSED
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Phosphate mineral : APATITE
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Not exaggerated : LITERAL
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High cards : ACES
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Three: Prefix : TER
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Blackbirds : ANIS
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Arctic hunters : SEALERS
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Living in narrow confines : CABINED
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King or Arkin : ALAN
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Scrooge word : BAH
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Asian nurse : AMAH
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Insignificant : NOMINAL
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Unyielding : ADAMANT
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Seeds for rolls : SESAMES
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Common verb : ARE
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Hippie pants : LEVIS
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Rips : TEARS
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"___ come eleven" : SEVEN
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Looked over the joint : CASED
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Stalemate : TIE
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Medit. island: Abbr. : SIC
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Surrenders by deed : REMISES
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Ordinary : AVERAGE
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Louisiana's bird : PELICAN
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Ancient Italians : SABINES
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Sad : DOLEFUL
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Slot-machine restaurant : AUTOMAT
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Crops cut for animals : SOILAGE
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Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
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Rent out : LET
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Ad offering : SALE
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Roman court : ROTA
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Trig function : SINE
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Greek letter : BETA
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Twitch : TIC
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Equip : RIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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