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New York Times, Thursday, April 20, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Y }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,286
Across
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Soignée : CHIC
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Weight of Colombia : SACO
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Father: Prefix : PATRI
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Hearty dish : HASH
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Dilemmas : QUANDARIES
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Coupe : AUTO
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Inappropriate : UNSUITABLE
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Brake : SLOW
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Underground explosion : ATEST
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Bar order : BEER
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Irish Sea isle : MAN
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"Yes ___!" : SIREE
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Insults : OFFENDS
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Judge's milieu : BANC
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Orbit position : PERIGEE
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Blende : ORE
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"___ was saying" : ASI
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Mangles : IRONERS
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Restrained : STEMMED
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M.I.T. grad : ENG
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
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Quite large : SIZABLE
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Make over : REDO
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Vinegarish : ACETOSE
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Raw pigment : OCHER
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Take advantage of : USE
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Triolet : POEM
49
___ of thunder : APEAL
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Background : REAR
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Authoritatively : EXCATHEDRA
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Othello's ensign : IAGO
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Hindsight : RETROSPECT
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Declare bluntly : AVOW
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Buddhist Indian king : ASOKA
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Ostler's charge : ORSE
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Glass : LENS
Down
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Addams : CHAS
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Do trucking : HAUL
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Words in a ratio : ISTO
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Menu entry : CHOWMEIN
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Used up : SQUANDERED
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Family member : AUNT
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Etui : CASE
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Obligation : ONUS
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Contrived : PAT
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Kind of numeral : ARABIC
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River of Italy : TIBER
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Civil War general : RELEE
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River of France : ISERE
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Dah's companion : DIT
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Irksome one : ANGERER
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Sternutations : SNEEZES
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English painter : OPIE
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Polypody : FERN
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Throat intruder : FROG
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Sixth, in Turin : SESTO
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___ nova : BOSSA
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Intelligible : ARTICULATE
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Early pulpit : AMBO
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Musical offerings: Abbr. : SELS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Relevant : MATERIAL
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Notice : REMARK
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Stage fare : OPERA
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Commands a shell : COXES
46
Hundred: Prefix : HECTO
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Oohs' companions : AHS
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Gourd : PEPO
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River of Germany : EDER
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Lights for stars : ARCS
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Roof feature : EAVE
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Classical conflict : AGON
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Goes boating : ROWS
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___ tee : TOA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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