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New York Times, Wednesday, May 10, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,306

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Across
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___-de-lis : FLEUR
6
Precious : DEAR
10
Hindu deity : RAMA
14
Remainder: Sp. : RESTA
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Distinctive : RARE
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Plant for Yuletide : ILEX
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S.A. Indians : INCAS
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Parched : ARID
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Highlander : GAEL
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Salt : TAR
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Big name in chairs : HEPPLEWHITE
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Peace goddess : IRENE
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Pose : SIT
27
Delay : RETARD
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Watterson et al. : EDITORS
33
Fetters : IRONS
34
Likeness : IMAGE
35
Summer, in Soissons : ETE
37
Stew : SNIT
38
Finial on many Jacobean chairs : ACORN
39
Assert : AVER
40
Poetic word : EER
41
"___, wha hae . . . " : SCOTS
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Shifts : VEERS
43
Trade route : SEALANE
45
Harness : TERRET
46
Muffle : PAD
47
"And the new moon for a ___" : CANOE
48
Big name in chairs : CHIPPENDALE
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Legal degree : BCL
56
Atrium : HALL
57
Appearance : MIEN
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School: Fr. : ECOLE
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That: Lat. : ILLE
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Arrow poison : INEE
62
Mountain ash : ROWAN
63
Trifles : TOYS
64
Mystery writer : CARR
65
Old Italian coin : SOLDO
Down
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Fuse, as glass : FRIT
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Soviet river : LENA
3
Secretary : ESCRITOIRE
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Genus of lizards : UTA
5
Thin slices of meat : RASHERS
6
Fall into folds : DRAPE
7
Western lawman : EARP
8
Seed covering : ARIL
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Alter a blueprint : REDESIGN
10
O.K., to a Britisher : RIGHTO
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Suitable : MEET
13
Wheel shaft : AXLE
22
"Journey's ___" : END
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Reproach: Scot. : WITE
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Show anger : RANT
27
Miss Stevens : RISE
28
Sea eagles : ERNES
29
Overplay : EMOTE
30
Bengalese timber trees : DARS
31
Silver antique piece : REVEREBOWL
32
Cubic meter : STERE
34
Image : ICON
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Formerly, of old : ERST
38
Theoretical : ACADEMIC
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Prefix for dynamics : AERO
41
Insult : SLAP
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Superficial shows : VENEERS
44
Greenings : APPLES
45
Hindu cymbals : TAL
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Chair worker : CANER
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Pert girl : CHIT
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Small hat worn off the face : HALO
50
Badly : ILLY
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Ship of 1492 : NINA
52
Fallow ___ : DEER
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Adorned : CLAD
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Open-weave fabric : LENO
59
Sound from a cote : COO

Answer summary: 3 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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