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New York Times, Saturday, June 3, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,330
Across
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Tot's subject : ABCS
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Fabled being : GNOME
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Smart-alecky : PERT
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Exclusive : SOLE
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___ left field : OUTIN
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Secular : LAIC
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Gymnastic fielding feat : SHOESTRINGCATCH
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Encroach : TRESPASS
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Paris palace : ELYSEE
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Legend : TALE
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Twirler's plate : SLAB
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Spanish explorer : DESOTO
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Cahn-Styne song : ITSMAGIC
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SOS, in Soho : ELP
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Nasty : SNIDE
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Fold of skin : PLICA
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Heraldic animal : LION
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Twinkle : GLEAM
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Where Luang Prabang is : LAOS
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Belmonte's adversaries : TOROS
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Moslems collectively : ISLAM
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Mariner's course : NNE
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See 30 Down : ATTHEBAT
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Formal greeting : CURTSY
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Enoch's son : IRAD
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Raisin: Sp. : PASA
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Hindu advent : AVATAR
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Bob Feller specialty : FIREBALL
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Bird with a title : BALTIMOREORIOLE
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If not : ELSE
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Winds up : ENDS
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Between Adar and Iyar : NISAN
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Soap-frame bar : SESS
Down
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Kind of professor: Abbr. : ASST
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Danish physicist : BOHR
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Girl's name : CLOE
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Takes care of : SEESTO
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Managed : GOTALONG
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Edith Cavell, for one : NURSE
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Elisha Graves or James : OTIS
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Opposite of max. : MIN
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Marx associate : ENGELS
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Certain opening words : PLAYBALL
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Grub : EATS
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Playwright Elmer : RICE
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Old Chinese flute : TCHE
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Yesterday's footwear : SPATS
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Workshop device : CLAMP
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Baseball play : STEAL
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Greek letter : DELTA
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Nobel poet : ELIOT
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Baseball or football : SPORT
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Candlestick Park man : GIANT
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Images : ICONS
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With 45 Across, Thayer poem : CASEY
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Homer title : ILIAD
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Pitcher's coup : NOHITTER
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Cooky : MACAROON
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Oriental inn : SERAI
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One who meditates : MUSER
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Pub employees : BARMEN
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Canine trouble : RABIES
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Damaged art treasure : PIETA
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In repose : ABED
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Son of Odin : VALI
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To boot : ALSO
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Monks : FRAS
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Gilt-edged : AONE
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Lawyers' degrees : LLDS
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Subtraction word : LESS
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Boundary: Prefix : ORI

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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