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New York Times, Saturday, May 27, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,323
Across
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Circus : BIGTOP
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Where Libreville is : GABON
12
Lizard : IGUANA
13
Seagoing groups : ARMADAS
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Guerrilla, at times : SNIPER
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French armchair : FAUTEUIL
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Faucet reading : HOT
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Snouted ray : SAWFISH
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Repast : TEA
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Exam : ORAL
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Hag : CRONE
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Kitchen fixture : SINK
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Circumference : PERIPHERY
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Brazilian port : BELEM
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Tied : BOUND
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Muddle : BEMUSE
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Baseball's Zach et al. : WHEATS
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Pascal : BLAISE
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Force : COERCE
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German chest : BRUST
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Reluctant : LOATH
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Covered, as a wall : PLASTERED
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Singer Nelson : EDDY
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Rumor : BRUIT
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Attractive, in a way : SEXY
44
___ loss : ATA
45
Kind of vault : GROINED
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Haunt : DEN
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Pearly : NACREOUS
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Ocean sucker : REMORA
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German wine : RHENISH
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Incidents : EVENTS
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Crow over : EXULT
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Think over : DIGEST
Down
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Knight's neighbor, on a board : BISHOP
2
Slight : IGNORE
3
Instrument : GUITAR
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Water source : TAP
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Bills : ONES
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Aerial lifesaver : PARACHUTE
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Like sand : GRAINY
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Divert : AMUSE
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City on the Avon : BATH
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Poetic output : ODE
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First nuclear sub : NAUTILUS
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Furnish : AFFORD
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Residents of a Tuscan city : SIENESE
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Delibes opus : LAKME
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Songbirds : WRENS
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Patrick Henry word : LIBERTY
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Phoenicians, for example : SEMITES
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Cook, in a way : POACH
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Beauty's friend : BEAST
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Made empty threats : BLUSTERED
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Sticky preservative : WOODTAR
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Annoying problem : HEADACHE
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Kind of drain : BRAIN
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Recently laundered : CLEAN
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Somewhat like the Danube : BLUISH
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Writer Marcel : PROUST
38
Accomplished anew : REDONE
39
Strains : EXERTS
40
Ruler : DYNAST
42
Cook, in a way : BROIL
45
Knee : GENU
46
Consort of Siva : DEVI
49
Fido's friend : REX
51
Million: Prefix : MEG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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