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New York Times, Wednesday, May 17, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,313
Across
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Then, in Rouen : ALORS
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Closing passage : CODA
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Boone and O'Brien : PATS
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Money in Poona : RUPEE
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Moves quickly : HIES
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Kitchen unit : OVEN
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Rocket stage : AGENA
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Brews : ALES
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Naomi's other name : MARA
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One of 100 : SENATOR
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Irritating : RASPING
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Come together : MERGE
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Stone pillars : STELES
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Swerved : DIVERGED
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Capuchin monkey : SAI
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Soft drinks : ADES
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Shenandoah, for one : DIRIGIBLE
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Harte's Ah ___ : SIN
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Lady-in- ___ : WAITING
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Fate : LOT
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Southern African : HOTTENTOT
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Young horse : COLT
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One kind of line : RAT
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Open to defeat : RUINABLE
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Lively : ACTIVE
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Orchid tubers : SALEP
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Late item over a news story : PRECEDE
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Reduces : LESSENS
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Large piece : HUNK
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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High country : TIBET
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Hero : IDOL
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Tiny and others : TIMS
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Fresh air : OZONE
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British beach feature : DENE
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Direction : EAST
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Refresh : RENEW
Down
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Parseghian et al. : ARAS
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Alpine sled : LUGE
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Shop-door sign : OPEN
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Appoints again : RENAMES
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Chair worker : SEATER
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Used a credit card : CHARGEDIT
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Tanker's load : OIL
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Elk : DEER
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Booth or Czolgosz : ASSASSIN
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Bulwer-Lytton locale : POMPEII
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Coat with metal : TERNE
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Obstacles : SNAGS
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Group: Abbr. : ORG
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Amos Alonzo of football : STAGG
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Newspaper people : EDITORS
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Touch, as of bitters : DASH
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Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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Opening : VENT
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One who insists on formalities : RITUALIST
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Soft lump : BLOB
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Take it easy : LOLL
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Zigzag : WEAVE
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Come before : ANTEDATE
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Thin stream : TRICKLE
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Overturn : CAPSIZE
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French river area : ILE
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Wise Greek : NESTOR
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Garden pest : APHID
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Boorish : CRUDE
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Mortise's partner : TENON
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Essay name : ELIA
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Black : EBON
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Ragout : STEW
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Times of day: Abbr. : AMS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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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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