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New York Times, Tuesday, April 11, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,277

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Across
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Traffic sound : BEEP
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Oodles : SCADS
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Islands: Fr. : ILES
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Other: Sp. : OTRA
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Course : ORBIT
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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Possessive : OURS
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Nursery-rhyme sound : RUBADUBDUB
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Make a musical goof : MISSABEAT
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Dirties : SOILS
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Strawberry ___ : ROAN
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Made of stone : LITHIC
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Little-bell sounds : DINGDING
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Met highlights : ARIAS
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Spending-money at GUM : RUBLE
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Nothing : NIL
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Role : PART
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Town of Lake Geneva : VEVEY
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Jerk : DOPE
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Yoko : ONO
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Plateaus : MESAS
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Indonesian name for New Guinea : IRIAN
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Nonsense : FOLDEROL
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Grownups : ADULTS
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Ancient gold alloy : ASEM
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Citizen of Muscat : OMANI
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Street noisemaker : AIRHAMMER
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Drum sound : RATATATTAT
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Princess of Greek myth : IOLE
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Jog : TROT
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Make sure of : SEETO
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Proboscis : NOSE
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Ditto : SAME
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Suffix for Volgo or Lenin : GRAD
Down
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Big sound : BOOM
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Small case : ETUI
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Does wrong : ERRS
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Solicit in a way : PASSAHAT
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Kind of fruit acid : SORBIC
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Heartless : CRUEL
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Eban : ABBA
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Screeds : DIATRIBES
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Norm: Abbr. : STD
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Bottled ___ : INBOND
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Suburb near Passaic : LODI
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Hebrew month : ELUL
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Kin : SIBS
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Custom : USAGE
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Black cuckoos : ANIS
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Sole : ONLY
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___ luxury : LAPOF
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Of a Mideast land: Prefix : IRANO
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Alpine region: Var. : TIROL
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Noted English highwayman : DUVAL
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How sardines are packed : INOIL
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___ the bottle : NIPAT
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Vales : GLENS
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Echoes : RESONATES
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Miss Vague : VERA
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Rhythmic sound : DRUMMING
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Worth : MERIT
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Notion : IDEA
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Contribute : DONATE
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Scott's Lucy : ASHTON
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Set ___ of exchange : ARATE
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Scraps : ORTS
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Wellington of Giants : MARA
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Particle : ATOM
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Natives: Suffix : ITES
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Heath : MOOR
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Bride of Lohengrin : ELSA
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Interviewer Rex : REED
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Enzyme: Suffix : ASE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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