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New York Times, Friday, June 23, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { D K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,350
Across
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Convention city : MIAMI
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Sulk : POUT
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L. A. team : RAMS
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Abalone : ORMER
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Latin pronoun : IPSE
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Poetic form : EPIC
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Incomplete : FRAGMENTAL
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River to the Arctic : LENA
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Quagmire : FEN
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Italian wine city : ASTI
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Medicine-show staple : ELIXIR
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Irish alphabet: Var. : OGUM
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Lumberman's boot : PAC
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These: Fr. : CES
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Word with street or chair : EASY
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Curse : ANATHEMA
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___ Maria : SANTA
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Cousins of beer : ALES
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Liberian native : VAI
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Structures of a sort : CASTLESINTHEAIR
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One: Fr. : UNE
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Miss's equivalent : MILE
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Shrewd : CANNY
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Hung-jury outcome : MISTRIAL
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Shot, as of redeye : SLUG
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Peruke : WIG
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Last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Arctic gull : XEMA
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Namesake : JUNIOR
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Curdle : SOUR
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Underhand throw : LOB
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Straightforward : OPEN
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Falling-out : ALIENATION
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Women's Lib target : STAG
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Greek temple : NAOS
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Painting style : GENRE
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"___ springs eternal ... " : HOPE
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Oodles : TONS
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___ clear of : STEER
Down
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Singer Anna : MOFFO
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Imperfect merchandise: Abbr. : IRREG
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Dictation takers : AMANUENSES
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Windsor Princess : MEG
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La Douce : IRMA
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Stain, in Spain : PINTA
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Sawing a woman in two, e.g. : OPTICALILLUSION
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Yank insignia : USA
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Cronkite delivery : TELECAST
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Flavoring : RELISH
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Pinnacle : APEX
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Skirt : MINI
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Disfigure : SCAR
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Spot : ESPY
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Tennis term : LET
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TV lawman : MATT
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___ soda : SAL
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Hawaii's state bird : NENE
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Girl of Acadia : EVANGELINE
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Principal : MAIN
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Affected : AIRY
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___ of the earth : SCUM
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Sacred ape of Egypt : AANI
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Gobi locale : ASIA
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One settling elsewhere : EMIGRANT
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Inflation initials : HCL
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Waters: Fr. : EAUX
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Pang : TWINGE
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S. A. port : RIO
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Flabbergast : STUN
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Soil deposit : LOESS
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Pulitzer poet, 1952 : MOORE
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Capp creation : ABNER
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Make fun of : JOSH
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___ date : UPTO
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Wagon tongue : NEAP
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Tattered clothing : RAGS
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Thai language : LAO
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Lunar new year : TET

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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