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WORDPLAY

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1972

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,345
Across
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Water, in Sonora : AGUA
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Ad ___ per aspera : ASTRA
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Actor Robert : CULP
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Rhubarb's relative : HASSLE
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Notation on a laundry slip : IRONCURTAIN
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Wings : ALAE
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Damage : IMPAIR
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Jesse Owens forte : GREATLEAPFORWARD
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Theater district : RIALTO
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Dog breed : BASSET
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Wailed : KEENED
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Greek communes : DEMES
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Apennines or Vosges: Abbr. : MTS
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East: Ger. : OST
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Passage, in anatomy : ITER
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Give assent : NOD
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Do lawn work : SOD
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Money of Peru : SOL
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Confines : ASTRICTS
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Like corsets : BONED
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Where ocelots save money : WILDCATBANKS
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Provided that : SOAS
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Stuff for la plume : ENCRE
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Manuscript symbol : OBELUS
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Fish-cleaning gadgets : SCALERS
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Entire: Prefix : HOL
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Made a fuss : RAVED
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Algebra problem, in a way : XYZAFFAIR
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Take back : RETRACT
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Indian title : SRI
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Margaret Mead's study area : SAMOA
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Paint thinners, for short : TURPS
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River of Quebec : YAMASKA
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Ar's neighbor : ESS
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P. I. canoe : BANCA
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Sublease : RELET
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Fish : DACE
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Climbing vine : LIANE
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Rajah's consort : RANEE
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Pluvian : RAINY
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Boil, old style : COCT
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Shield: It. : TARGA
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Garden tool : SPADE
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Erupting mount: Abbr. : VOL
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Hard rubber : EBONITE
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Sans ___ : SOUCI
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___ Oro : RIODE
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Wedding words : IDO
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Ararat's region : ARMENIA
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Circular cloth of a kind : TWEEDRING
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Medium : RADIO
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Gal's leg : GAM
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Williams et al. : ESTHERS
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M : IOOO
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Climb, as clothing : RIDEUP
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Outbreaks : RIOTS
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Game fish : CERO
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Quartet without strings : FOURFREEDOMS
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Town in County Clare : ENNIS
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Vibrate : RESONATE
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Part of a Chinese name : TSE
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Up-to-date : MOD
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Infant : TOT
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Et ___ : ALII
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"___ walks in beauty . . . " : SHE
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Grand ___ : PRE
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Grant of amnesty, in India : COWLE
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Within one's abilities : DOABLE
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Decorator : DRAPER
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Summer acquisition : SUNTAN
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Time spent at a spa : ERAOFGOODFEELING
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Published : ISSUED
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Venial and original : SINS
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Hell's Angels, for example : ROUGHRIDERS
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Tristram Shandy's creator : STERNE
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Scottish terrier : SKYE
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Confused : ATSEA
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Like a quidnunc : NOSY
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"Whither thou ___ . . . " : GOEST
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Merkel and others : UNAS
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Deed: Fr. : ACTE
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Metric measure : ARE
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Item in a vampire movie : STAKE
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Candle : TAPER
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Prevalent : RIFE
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Presently : ANON
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Macbeth title : CAWDOR
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Gums : ULA
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Intersperse : LARD
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Statue base : PEDESTAL
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Took on : HIRED
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Left-Bank chums : AMIS
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Evian, e.g. : SPA
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Fish hunt of a sort : SALMONCHASE
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Relative of a pebble : LITTLEROCK
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Love : EROS
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Nigerian people: Var. : IGBO
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Last syllables : ULTIMAS
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Gashes : RENTS
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Certain plant nursery : MOSSERY
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Asian holiday : TET
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Adherents : DISCIPLES
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Boy : SON
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Out of work : IDLE
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Runs before the wind : SCUDS
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Tree of Brazil : ANDA
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Light boat: Var. : SKIFT
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Crude : COARSE
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Wedding V.I.P. : BESTMAN
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Triangle shape : DELTA
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___ for the wear : WORSE
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Certain rods : IBARS
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Rock-festival wear : LEVIS
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Kind of blade : BAYONET
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Soldier from down under : ANZAC
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Hindu wear : SAREE
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Prepared : READIED
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Postal checker : XMAN
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Gary sight : FURNACE
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Piquant : RACY
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Defense made of trees : ABATTIS
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Cooky flavor : ARROWROOT
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___ thought (mental process) : TRAINOF
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Solitary : LONE
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Aloof quality : ICINESS
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Feverish conditions : AGUES
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"But if a man bites ___ . . . " : ADOG
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Paine-in-the-neck to British : COMMONSENSE
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Flowers : ASTERS
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Monastery official : PRIOR
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Part of TV : VIDEO
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Condemnation : ODIUM
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Air-show thrills : LOOPS
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Tidal flow : EAGRE
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Faith in one's smartness : BRAINTRUST
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Dine in a way : EATCROW
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Mental midget : IDIOT
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Indians : ERIES
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Debauchee : ROUE
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Lizard of Eygpt : ADDA
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Rash : HEEDLESS
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Tenant : RESIDER
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Ascot : TIE
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Live off the ___ the land : FATOF
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Louis, par exemple : ROI
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Knotty : NODOSE
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Pierre's world : MONDE
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Baseball's Matty, etc. : ALOUS
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Place for a flower box : LEDGE
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Snoopers : SPIES
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Name of many kings : HENRY
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Work units : ERGS
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Greek letters : PSIS
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French city : CAEN
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Norwegian name : ERIK
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Indian city : AGRA
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Kind of camp : BOOT
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Check : REIN
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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Caucasian goat : TUR
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One or another : ANY
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Govt. agency : FHA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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