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New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,319

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Across
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Something of value : ASSET
6
Loose garment : SARI
10
Graduate, for short : ALUM
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Reluctant : LOATH
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English architect : WREN
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Southern favorite : PONE
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Insect stages : PUPAE
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Neckpiece for a certain mariner : ALBATROSS
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Class members: Abbr. : SRS
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Sound: Prefix : SONO
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Responds to reveille : RISES
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Loosen : UNPIN
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Inane goings-on : FOOLERY
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Quail : RECOIL
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City of India : PALNI
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Singer Paul and family : ANKAS
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Waterfowl : MERGANSER
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Holy one: Abbr. : STE
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Financial house, in Italy : BANCA
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Sound of disgust : PAH
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Kind of falcon : PEREGRINE
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Simpleton : GOOSE
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Genuinely : TRULY
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U.S. novelist : CAPOTE
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Official seals : CACHETS
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Black varnish : JAPAN
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Lofty nest : AERIE
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Pedestal part : DADO
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Bend : BOW
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Pie filling of a sort : BLACKBIRD
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Goat antelope : SAIGA
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Miss Chase : ILKA
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To shelter : ALEE
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Type of pulley : IDLER
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Coward : NOEL
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Actor Alan : LADD
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Scene of witchhunts : SALEM
Down
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Mountains : ALPS
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Bar drink : SOUR
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Woodpecker : SAPSUCKER
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Greek letter : ETA
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Greek poet : THESPIS
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Proust character : SWANN
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Folk-song name : ARLO
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C.S.A. soldier : REB
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Miss Claire : INA
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"___ Paris" : APRILIN
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Imprecise : LOOSE
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Ours, in Mainz : UNSER
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Disordered : MESSY
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Mineral found in lake beds : TRONA
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Type of painting : OIL
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Profane, in Hawaii : NOA
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Burlesque : FARCE
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Russian saint : OLGA
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Grate : RASP
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Price of some thoughts : PENNY
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Postal system : MAILS
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Wading bird : SPOONBILL
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Direction : EAST
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Korean name : RHEE
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Very dry : BRUT
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Moral : ETHICAL
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Ari, for one : GREEK
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Word for open areas between buttons : GAPOSIS
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Former U.S. agency : OPA
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Ill-bred person : CAD
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Plane area : CABIN
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A Harpy : AELLO
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Rail bird : CRAKE
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Surfeited : JADED
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Molding : OGEE
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Tepid : WARM
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Dance: Fr. : BAL
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Bantu language : ILA
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Oklahoma city : ADA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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