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ADVISORY

New York Times, Sunday, June 25, 1972

76-Across : Water

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 128, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.89, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,352
Across
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Dictators of a sort : HEADWAITERS
12
Trifle : BAGATELLE
21
Italian waterfront : ADRIATICSEA
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Wolf music : ULULATION
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Palm of Brazil : ASSAI
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U. N. name : UTHANT
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Radamès's love : AIDA
28
Obstacles : SNAGS
32
Dried : SERE
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But, in Madrid : PERO
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Kind of blood : BAD
38
Aunt in "Oklahoma" : ELLER
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Edges : SIDLES
42
Kisser : PUSS
46
Exaggerates : OVERSTATES
49
Music pieces : DUETS
50
Huayna Capac, for one : INCA
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Distant: Prefix : TELO
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School, in Paris : ECOLE
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Torrent : SPATE
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A guy and ___ : AGAL
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Cheat : CRIB
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Errs at bridge: Var. : RENIGS
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Places for hocks : VINTNERS
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"Cry ___" : HAVOC
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Serfs : ESNES
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Bait, in Naples : ESCA
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Golf area : TEE
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Jujube : BER
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Dispatched : SENT
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Biblical word : SELAH
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___ Tagh range, China : ALTYN
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Water : ADAMSALE
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Spot : DETECT
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Spartan: Lat. : LACO
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Watches one's waistline : DIETS
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Intensity : ARDOR
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Sugar: Prefix : SUCR
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"Where ___ boy ... ?" : ISTHE
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Sara and T. R. : ROOSEVELTS
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Brain passage : ITER
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Allen et al. : ETHANS
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Signs: Lat. : NOTAE
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Native: Suffix : ESE
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Suffixes for cloth or cash : IERS
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Strained : TAUT
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Rosters : ROTAS
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Pungency : TANG
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European tax : OCTROI
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City in Tuscany : LUCCA
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___ roof (complains) : RAISESTHE
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Menu term : ENCASSEROLE
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Chicago suburb : CRESTWOOD
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New Orleans features : RESTAURANTS
Down
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"I ___ little pony ... " : HADA
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Nigerian natives : EDOS
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Crafts' partners : ARTS
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Asian trees : DITAS
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Hawaiian misses : WAHINES
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Greek goddess : ATE
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Three, on a clock : III
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Certain campuses: Abbr. : TCS
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Biblical brother : ESAU
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Schisms : RENTS
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Hebrew letters : SADHES
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Peeved : BURNEDUP
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
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Grissom : GUS
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Jolson et al. : ALS
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Turkic language : TATAR
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Kenyan's neighbor : ETHIOPIAN
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German song : LIED
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Burbot genus : LOTA
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Navy rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Shrimps : CARIDS
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Modify : ALTER
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Candied : GLACE
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Be determined : SETONESTEETH
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Fretful : PETTISH
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Gist : ESSENCE
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Gum up : BOTCH
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Determined a mean figure : AVERAGEDOUT
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Liberation : DELIVERANCE
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Enjoy : RELISH
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___ open (give access) : LEAVETHEDOOR
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Hard to reach : UNGETATABLE
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Timid ones : SCAREDYCATS
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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Capek creation : ROBOT
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Musical symbols : SEGNOS
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___ up (in the bag) : SEWED
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Irish village : TARA
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Peeress: Abbr. : CTSS
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Take the sun, in Acapulco : SOLEAR
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More shrewd : HEADIER
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Joins a cause : ENLISTS
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Hydrous salt : NATRON
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Friend of Fran : OLLIE
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Singers : BASSI
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Gaiety : MERRINESS
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Rib: Prefix : COSTO
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Pick up the tab : TREAT
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Like some roofs : THATCHED
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Gravel can be found here : SENATE
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More immature : VEALIER
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Expert on a board : SURFER
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Snowy bird : EGRET
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Ten ___ odds : TOONE
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Brahman precept : SUTRA
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Large land mass: Fr. : ASIE
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Holy Roman emperor : OTHO
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Certain carriers: Abbr. : IRCS
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Plant shoot : CION
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Gael or Breton : CELT
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Enzyme suffixes : ASES
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Whale : ORC
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Kind of radio: Abbr. : VSW
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W. W. II command : ETO
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Welcome item : MAT
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___ rule : ASA
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Southern campus : LSU

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 19 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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