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New York Times, Friday, June 2, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 330 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,329

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Across
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Ruthenian : SLAV
5
Show-biz award : OSCAR
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Dry run : TEST
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Experience : HAVE
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Austronesian language : MAORI
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Animal neckpiece : YOKE
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Tauromachy sounds : OLES
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Bit of gossip : ONDIT
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Weather word : RAIN
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Riches : WORTH
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Musical groups : JAZZBANDS
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Sedan : AUTO
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Longing : YEN
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___ e sempre : ORA
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Restrain : LEASH
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Chemical compounds : ENOLS
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Mehitabel's creator : DONMARQUIS
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Crystal-gazer's phrase : ISEE
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Keenness : EDGE
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Large-scale shake-up : PURGE
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Israel : ZION
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Adolescent : TEEN
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Tourists : SIGHTSEERS
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Old Italian coin : SOLDO
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Under, to poets : NEATH
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Scottish explorer : RAE
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Classifieds : ADS
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Pecan or filbert, in France : NOIX
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Like some tales : TWICETOLD
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Needle mishap : PRICK
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___ Rud river : HARI
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Russian range : URALS
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On the deep : ASEA
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Room to swing ___ : ACAT
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Prefer : FAVOR
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Story : YARN
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Show-biz award : TONY
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Defects : FLAWS
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Pakistan river : SWAT
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Spectacle : SHOW
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French composer : LALO
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Declare : AVER
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Wooden match : VESTA
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Shoulder: Prefix : OMO
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River of Calif. : SANJOAQUIN
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Musical section : CODA
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Neighbor of Nev. : ARIZ
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Posh : RITZY
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Play the dictator : TYRANNIZE
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Of the dawn : EOAN
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Slip and slide : SKID
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Sawbucks : TENS
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Wahine dance : HULA
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Buzzer : BEE
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Maryland's eleven : TERPS
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U.S. playwright : ODETS
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Rising, roping, etc. : RODEO
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A.L. player : ANGEL
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Swell : SURGE
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Everywhere : HIGHANDLOW
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Willow : OSIER
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Girl's name : LEORA
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Have a feeling : SENSE
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Lying : MENDACITY
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Begin in earnest : SETTO
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Craft : SHIP
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Literary work : ODE
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Work on pillows : STUFF
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Certain pictures : XRAYS
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"___ is to say" : THAT
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City on the Brazos : WACO
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Neighbor of Afghanistan : IRAN
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Viva-voce : ORAL
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Pompeian nemesis : LAVA
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What vidi means : ISAW
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Spanish wax : CERA
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German philosopher : KANT
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Older ones: Abbr. : SRS

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