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New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

42-Across : Castle area

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,208
Across
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Roll-call first : ALABAMA
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Around-the-world man : PHILEAS
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Church or Bible : SENATOR
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Intensely : RABIDLY
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Rider : HAGGARD
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Issue : EDITION
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Gardner : ERLE
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Became taut : TENSED
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Fiscal men: Abbr. : TRS
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Recital piece : SOLO
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Spreads rumors : NOISES
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Balloted : VOTED
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Tiny insect : MIDGE
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Entered : CAMEIN
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Tennis term : LET
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Close : NEAR
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Late : OVERDUE
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Castle area : DUNGEON
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Active one : DOER
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Anne of Beaupré : STE
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Prod : NEEDLE
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Join : ENTER
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Surveys, as a joint : CASES
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Abhor : DETEST
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Cosmetic mineral : TALC
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Basenji or borzoi : DOG
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Flogged in a way : CATTED
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Stock-exchange membership : SEAT
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One ___ (singly) : ATATIME
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Stamps : POSTAGE
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Two-foot verse : DIMETER
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Pats on the back : PRAISES
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"I Am ___" : ACAMERA
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Josephine, for one : EMPRESS
Down
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Tennis pro : ASHE
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King and limerick man : LEARS
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___-Saxon : ANGLO
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Lox's partner : BAGEL
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___ moment's notice : ATA
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Salmon : MORT
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Intense : ARDENT
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Chaired : PRESIDED
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Underworld : HADES
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Bibliographic term : IBIDEM
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College course: Abbr. : LIT
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Revise : EDIT
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Indonesian island : ALOR
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Similar words: Abbr. : SYNS
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Carol : NOEL
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Roman poet : OVID
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Scorch : SINGE
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Obligation : ONUS
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Exploit : DEED
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Tower of London, at one time : GAOL
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Zip or area : CODE
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Eden's new name : AVON
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Proper : MEET
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Went astray : ERRED
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Adjust : TUNE
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Number of unspecified things : ETCETERA
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Set of fitted tables : NEST
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Direction : EAST
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Enumerate : RECITE
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Plain : STEPPE
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Lion man : TAMER
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Up : ASTIR
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Certain contract : LEASE
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U.S. composer and family : CAGES
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Art movement : DADA
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Auricular : OTIC
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Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Campus home : DORM
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Dope : SAP

Answer summary: 1 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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