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New York Times, Monday, May 29, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q U Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,325
Across
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Kind of word: Abbr. : COMP
5
Jacobean chair ornament : ACORN
10
Do news work : EDIT
14
Kind of exam : ORAL
15
Persian wheel : NORIA
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Kind of Ranger or hand : LONE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Alumni : GRADS
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Field : ACRE
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Rich in specifics : DETAILED
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More banal : TRITER
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Letters : ESSES
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Grand or upright : PIANO
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Caravansaries : SERAIS
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Marmalade : PRESERVE
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Presses : IRONS
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Pay-envelope surprise : RAISE
33
City near Marseilles : AIX
34
Robert or Lorado : TAFT
35
Synonym man : ROGET
36
Legislative group : BLOC
37
Fool : ASS
38
Chopped : HEWED
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Server : LADLE
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Welcomes guests : RECEIVES
42
Farina or oatmeal : CEREAL
43
Printing-press element : INKER
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Argot : SLANG
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Goatish one : LEERER
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Jungle cats : LEOPARDS
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Florence's river : ARNO
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Sages : SEERS
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Roman wax : CERA
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Marmoset of S.A. : MICO
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Funeral speech : ELOGE
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Meal for a caterpillar : LEAF
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___ red : BEET
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Ate : DINED
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Town southwest of Padua : ESTE
Down
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Campus figure : COED
2
Heraldic border : ORLE
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Diploma reading : MASTEROFSCIENCE
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Agreeable : PLEASANT
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Aspects : ANGLES
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Reactor parts : CORES
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Free : RID
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Most spiteful : NASTIEST
10
Miss Stritch : ELAINE
11
Ph.D., M.D., etc. : DOCTORALDEGREES
12
Concerning : INRE
13
Mix calico colors : TEER
21
Egyptian goddess : ISIS
23
Demolish: Var. : RASE
25
Worked loose : PRIED
26
Hindu guitar : SITAR
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Expunge : ERASE
28
Bellboys : PAGES
29
Dvorak's instrument : VIOLA
30
Surpass : EXCEL
32
Sculler : ROWER
35
Changed one's mind : REVERSED
36
Seagoing Bill : BARNACLE
38
Trudge : HIKE
39
Jump : LEAP
41
Implant : ENROOT
42
Kind of shop or circuit : CLOSED
44
Suiting : SERGE
45
Mary's friend : LAMB
46
Lake : ERIE
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Uris : LEON
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Mild expletive : DRAT
49
Umpire's call : SAFE
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Wallach : ELI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 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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