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New York Times, Thursday, May 4, 1972

40-Down : Shrill

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F K }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,300
Across
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Bachelor doings : STAGS
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Relative of nones : IDES
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Northern native : LAPP
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Kind of holiday or tender : LEGAL
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Number for the Muses : NINE
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Zoological suffix : INAE
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Tree of Southwest : ALAMO
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New Orleans specialties : JAZZBANDS
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Part of a letter sign-off : VERYTRULY
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Sluggish : INERT
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Place for an odalisk : HAREM
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Roofing tools : ZAXES
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Extol : LAUD
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More precise : NICER
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On the quiet : INSECRET
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Egg on : INCITE
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Shelley elegy : ADONAIS
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Common bird : SPARROW
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Flea market in Madrid : RASTRO
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Neanderthal's time : STONEAGE
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Eyewash : TEARS
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Stroll : AMBLE
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Wholly : QUITE
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Arctic : POLAR
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Sap : UNDERMINE
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Beget : PROCREATE
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Took a bead on : AIMED
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Single : LONE
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British gun : STEN
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Startle : SCARE
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Grid men : ENDS
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Impudent : PERT
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Dublin first name : EAMON
Down
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Balkan native : SLAV
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Prefix for scope or vision : TELE
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Seaweed substance : AGAR
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Malodorous : GAMY
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One of the deadly sins : SLOTH
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First-aid problems : INJURIES
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Lingo : DIALECT
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Digestive aid : ENZYME
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"___ who?" : SEZ
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Climbing plant : LIANA
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Builder's second thought : ANNEX
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Chaplain : PADRE
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Exterminator's targets : PESTS
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Show ___ : BIZ
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Went amok : RANRIOT
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Fallacious one : LIAR
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"___ partridge in a ... " : ANDA
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Service org. branches : USOS
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Job for a garage : DENT
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Counterstroke : RIPOSTE
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One for the road : CAR
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River of Thailand : NAN
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Algonquian : CREE
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Pahlevi's domain : IRAN
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Words for a take-out order : TOGO
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Shepherd's wards : EWES
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Shrill : STRIDENT
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Stroll : SAUNTER
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Make a comparison : EQUATE
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Target for Tell : APPLE
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Obtuse one : MORON
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Fair : BLOND
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Cluny, etc. : LACES
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Misdo : ERR
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Clear the slate : ERASE
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Silicate : MICA
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Yemenite ruler : IMAM
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Last Caesar : NERO
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First utopia : EDEN
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Clairvoyance, for short : ESP

Answer summary: 2 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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