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New York Times, Saturday, May 13, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,309
Across
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Stoppers : CORKS
6
Mexican shawl : SERAPE
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Triangular, as a leaf : CUNEATE
14
Clear : EVIDENT
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Gold-dust expert : ASSAYER
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Different : DIVERSE
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Body of lawmen : STATEPOLICE
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Pronoun : SHE
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That: Fr. : CELA
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Sailor : SALT
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McHenry or Knox : FORT
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Common verb : ARE
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Dirt : GRIME
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Yield of Aladdin's lamp : GENIE
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Work like a dog : SLAVE
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New Orleans campus : TULANE
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Fall back : RETIRE
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Stir : BUSTLE
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Stealthy : FELINE
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Shows disuse : RUSTS
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Happening : EVENT
36
Songbirds : LARKS
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Initials of 1860 : CSA
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Faction : SECT
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Sweet cherry : BING
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Entertainer King : ALAN
43
Create grillé : TAT
44
Rock-festival number : PROTESTSONG
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Act of omitting : ELISION
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Arranged in succession : SERIATE
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Part of I.R.S. : REVENUE
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Sports shoe : SNEAKER
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Presentable : DECENT
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Like some forests : DENSE
Down
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Last-stand man : CUSTER
2
Counter sign : ONSALE
3
Lariat : REATA
4
Stubby or Sammy : KAYE
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Gait : STEP
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Chancel seat : SEDILE
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Force out : EVICT
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Split : RIVE
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"Fables in Slang" author : ADE
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Kind of classified ad : PERSONAL
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Place in the Hall of Fame : ENSHRINE
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Stabber of Caesar : CASCA
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Tending to eat away : EROSIVE
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S.A. monkey : TEETEE
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Metallic fabric : LAME
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Homburg materials : FELTS
25
Flash : GLINT
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Uncommon : RARE
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Outbursts : GUSTS
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Limitation : STINT
29
Jumbo's tooth : TUSK
30
Unveiled : REVEALED
31
Optional : ELECTIVE
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Colonial legislator : BURGESS
33
Rankle : FESTER
34
Bombast : RANT
36
Certain cub : LIONET
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Dolman and capote : CLOAKS
38
S.C. river : SANTEE
39
Choler : ANGER
41
Writer Heywood : BROUN
42
Of a continent : ASIAN
44
Languish : PINE
45
Dismiss : SEND
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Joshua ___ : TREE
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Dry : SEC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 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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