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THE KING'S ENGLISH

New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1972

Author:
Bert Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,268
Across
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Troop quarters : BILLET
7
Redshank : CLEE
11
Mouths : ORA
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Hebrides isle : IONA
18
A.L. player : ORIOLE
19
In front : AHEAD
20
Wheels : BICYCLES
22
Highway ad sign : WILLIAMBOARD
24
Raised, as a car axle : JOHNEDUP
25
Spoke : SAID
26
Word with sorry : OOPS
27
Glacial ridges : ARETES
29
Prior to : ERE
30
Lukewarmness : TEPIDITY
33
Natives: Suffix : OTES
34
Appliance : IRON
35
___ California : BAJA
38
Lone: Scot. : LEEN
39
Act like a tide : EBB
41
Stadium sound : ROAR
43
Historic time : ERA
44
Mr. Domino : FATS
45
Apple parts : CORES
47
Lacks : NEEDS
50
Famed N.Y. hall : TAMMANY
52
Kind of car : ARMORED
54
Breaks : SNAPS
56
Moslem noble : AMEER
57
Swing about : SLUE
58
Pastry item : TART
60
Satanic : EVIL
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Kind of child : STEP
63
Smooth : EVEN
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Rocky peak : SCAR
65
Asian prefix : SINO
66
Spoiled : BAD
68
Dickens name : DORRIT
70
Worldwide : GLOBAL
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Grass water : DEW
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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German denial : NEIN
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Ball of yarn : CLEW
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Gram. connector : CONJ
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Italian river : ARNO
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Boner : GOOF
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Young ones : LADS
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Stone with crystals : GEODE
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Communication medium : RADIO
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Beach sportsmen : SURFERS
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More tanned : BROWNER
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Model-type girl : SYLPH
93
Tennis start : SERVE
94
High bond ratings : AAAS
95
Prefix for logy and nomics : ECO
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French seasons : ETES
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Engineers' org. : SAE
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Cut : SNIP
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Endure : LAST
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Powder : TALC
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Auto style : ROADSTER
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Org. for servicemen : USO
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Strange guy : GALOOT
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Compelled : MADE
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Emcees' gear : MICHAELS
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Small feathered creatures : RICHARDBIRDS
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Coconut source : PALMTREE
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Forcefully : AMAIN
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Medic's prescription : DOSAGE
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Chemical suffixes : YNES
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Stupid one : ASS
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Horse : MARE
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N.H. prep school : EXETER
Down
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Stern's opposite : BOW
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Spring flower : IRIS
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Miss Lee : LILA
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Nabokov girl : LOLITA
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Asian export : TEA
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Composer of 55 mazurkas : CHOPIN
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Fewest : LEAST
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Hearing device : EAR
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Icelandic work : EDDA
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___ d'art : OBJET
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Mob member : RIOTER
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Dean : ACHESON
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Variety of skate : ICE
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Senior : OLDER
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Kind of surgeon: Prefix : NEURO
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Poplar : ASPEN
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Domiciles : ABODES
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Japanese coins: Abbr. : YNS
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Half : MOIETY
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Winter-sports items : ROBERTSLEDS
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Map : PLAN
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Some sailors : YEOMEN
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Castle et al. : IRENES
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Kind of ray : BETA
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Saroyan character : ARAM
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Excellent : JAMESDANDY
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One Karamazov: Abbr. : BRO
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Roman money : AES
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Experienced : FARED
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Table vessel : CRUET
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Dugongs : SEACOWS
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Locker attendant : DAVIDJONES
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Book back : SPINE
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N.Y. player : MET
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In the open air : ALVINFRESCO
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Uninteresting : DRAB
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Road warning : SLOW
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Weighty : SERIOUS
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Farm machine: Abbr. : TRAC
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Ringing sound : PONG
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Kodiak : BEAR
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Wall hanging : ARRAS
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Old autos : REOS
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Bright light : GLARE
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Cosmic principle : LOGOS
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Grooming process : TOILET
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Artful : CLEVER
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Fresh : NEW
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Tenth: Prefix : DECI
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Cupid : EROS
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Select : OPT
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Monk's title : FRA
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Kiss: Fr. : BAISER
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Transported : RAPT
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Ancient Greek mistress : HETAERA
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Of a mountain range : ANDEAN
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French rooms : SALLES
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African charm : SAPHIE
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Compliment : PRAISE
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Like some mattresses : LUMPY
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Kind of flu : ASIAN
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Column base : SOCLE
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Becomes an also-ran : LOSES
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Hammerstein : OSCAR
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Put in a container : EMBOX
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Channel : GAT
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Mine car : TRAM
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Gentle oath : DRAT
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Border : EDGE
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Pinafore, e.g. : HMS
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"___ rambling wreck . . . " : IMA
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White House initials : DDE
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Indian weight : SER

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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