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New York Times, Wednesday, May 3, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,299
Across
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Colombian peak : HUILA
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He, in Italy : ESSO
10
Inquiry: Abbr. : QUES
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Modern ailment : ULCER
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Roman 1054 : MLIV
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Single : UNAL
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Modern fad : SNOWMOBILE
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Belgian river : OISE
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State: Abbr. : KANS
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Unit of work : ERG
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Carried on : RANTED
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Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
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Egyptian deity : PTAH
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Company officers: Abbr. : TRS
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Event for Belshazzar : FEAST
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Handy : USEFUL
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City in Iraq : BASRA
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U.N. initials : USSR
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Matador's meat : TORO
38
Language pupil, at times : RECITER
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Active : ONTHEGO
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Start of a Kipling trio : ARAG
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Blind, in falconry : SEEL
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Tricks : RUSES
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Flat-bottomed boats : DORIES
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British track : ASCOT
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British award : DSO
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Copy, for short : STAT
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Kind of TV squad : MOD
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Like TV dinners : FROZEN
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Kind of god or horn : TIN
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Dry bed in Africa : WADI
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French composer : LALO
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Slippery : ICECOVERED
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Arabian area : OMAN
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Spare : TIRE
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Eskimo's castle : IGLOO
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Anglo-Saxon menial : ESNE
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Long periods : EONS
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Gazes dreamily : MOONS
Down
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Motive power in Alaska : HUSKY
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Of a bone : ULNAR
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Religious images : ICONS
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Namesakes of writer Wallace : LEWS
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Limb : ARM
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Parapet gunport : EMBRASURE
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Snubs : SLIGHTS
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Yellow ocher : SIL
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Upset : OVERTURN
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Thule dwelling : QUONSETHUT
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Segment : UNIT
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Facility : EASE
13
Alaskan transit medium : SLED
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Greek mountain : OETA
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"___ longa . . . " : ARS
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Fuel : PEAT
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Arctic area, for one : FRIGIDZONE
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Opponents : FOES
30
Prod : URGE
31
Playwright Anita : LOOS
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Nail : BRAD
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Aviation prefix : AERO
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Cliff : SCAR
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Celestial positions : SOLSTICES
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Variety of garnet : ESSONITE
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Pony : TROT
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Part of E.S.T. : EASTERN
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Pilot's course : ESE
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I sing: Lat. : CANO
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Miss Thomas : MARLO
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Greek theater : ODEON
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Antics : DIDOS
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Arctic sight : FLOE
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Battering devices : RAMS
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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"And away ___" : WEGO
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Half a union : CIO
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One of a threesome : VIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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