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New York Times, Thursday, April 6, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { V X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,272

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Across
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Disturb : ALARM
6
Other: Sp. : OTRA
10
David's captain : JOAB
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Donizetti role : LUCIA
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Close : SHUT
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Western campus : UCLA
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Last of the Mohicans : UNCAS
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Smallest of change : CENT
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Chow ___ : MEIN
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Mineral ending : ITE
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Call the signals : QUARTERBACK
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Trafalgar, for one : SQUARE
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English writer : MILNE
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Publisher : ISSUER
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Lay on : APPLY
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Compose : WRITE
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Building, in Bonn : BAU
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In a brooding way : MOODILY
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Maintains : ASSERTS
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Big or Franklin : BEN
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In the ___ (sheltered) : LEEOF
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Kind of bag : TOTE
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Cluttered : MESSY
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Teem : ABOUND
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Groceries : FOODS
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"Spring has ___" : SPRUNG
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Rivals : COMPETITORS
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Fireplace area : HOB
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Not care ___ : ARAP
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Gardened : HOED
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Bit of music, for short : INTRO
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Norse poem : RUNE
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Bell town of Italy : ATRI
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Some words : NOUNS
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Voice : EMIT
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Space-age org. : NASA
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Stares : GAPES
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His: Fr. : ALUI
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Famed stage name : LUNT
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Museum coup : ACCESSION
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Inlet : RIA
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Bal ___ : MASQUE
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Film honor : OSCAR
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Bring up ___ : THEREAR
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Puny one : RUNT
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Essays : ATTEMPTS
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Confused : JUMBLY
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Unlimited quality : OCEAN
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Kind of blue : ALICE
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Acclivity : BANK
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Sadat's realm : UAR
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Upsets : RILES
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Family member : QUAD
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Metrical foot : IAMB
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___ gin : SLOE
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Famed chanteuse : PIAF
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Letters : WYES
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Reared : BROUGHTUP
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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Worn : USED
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___ France : ILEDE
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Fewer : LESSTHAN
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Shelley's alma mater : ETON
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Seafood : OYSTERS
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Child : MOPPET
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Schedule abbr. : ARR
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School problem : BUSING
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Where the action was : FORUM
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Man of Muscat : OMANI
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Lecterns : PODIA
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Supervision : CARE
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Greek vowel : IOTA
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River of France : ORNE
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Domineer : BOSS
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Opposite of taboo : NOA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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