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New York Times, Friday, May 19, 1972

44-Down : Kings and queens

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,315
Across
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Supergiant : STAR
5
Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
10
Repeat : ECHO
14
Corn bread : PONE
15
State of Brazil : BAHIA
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Expose : SHOW
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Salon : ARTGALLERY
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Pod : HULL
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Spring back : RESILE
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Substitutes : REPLACES
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Bulk : MASS
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Hammerhead : SHARK
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Gave protest : OBJECTED
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Fish hawk : OSPREY
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Ghostly sound : CLANK
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Time of life : TEENS
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Pronoun : ONE
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Savoir faire : TACT
38
Thousand, in Paris : MILLE
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Season : FALL
40
Scottish river : ESK
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Devilfish : MANTA
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Kind of metabolism : BASAL
43
Panic : TERROR
45
Mythical island : ATLANTIS
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Do C.P.A. work : AUDIT
49
Tip : HINT
50
Doily : TABLEMAT
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Ancient incense spice : STACTE
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
58
Nailing tool : BRADPUSHER
60
Mix : STIR
61
Water buffalo : ARNEE
62
Pentateuch : TORA
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Children : TOTS
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Church council : SYNOD
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Arithmetic : SUMS
Down
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Mineral : SPAR
2
Sped : TORE
3
Insects : ANTS
4
Reduce to uniformity : REGIMENT
5
Most qualified : ABLEST
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Girl of song : SAL
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Sonny's partner : CHER
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Turnpike booth : PAYPHONE
10
Musical tone : ESHARP
11
Meat : CHUCKROAST
12
One of an outdoor 18 : HOLE
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Birds : OWLS
18
Word of woe : ALACK
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Girl : LASS
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Begin : SETIN
26
Musical group : OCTET
27
Sophisticated : BLASE
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Make a sudden lurch : JACKRABBIT
29
Greek letter : DELTA
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Part of a Chinese name : ENLAI
32
Shouts : YELLS
35
Israeli port : ELATH
38
Instruments : MARIMBAS
39
Dreamers : FANTASTS
41
Style : MODE
42
African language : BANTU
44
Kings and queens : RULERS
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Mithpronounthed : LISPED
48
Linger : TARRY
50
Sample : TEST
51
Choir voice : ALTO
52
Dye prefix : TANN
54
See 31 Down : CHOU
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Tenure : TERM
56
Times : ERAS
59
___ volente : DEO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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