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New York Times, Friday, June 30, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 327 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,357

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Across
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Spherical bacteria : COCCI
6
Whale chaser : AHAB
10
Encrust : CAKE
14
Plane parking lot : APRON
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Three or more : SOME
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Legal hold : LIEN
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Silence : PEACE
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Felt repressed : SMOLDERED
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Singer Stuarti : ENZO
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Très ___ : BIEN
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Irritates : RASPS
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Equivalent: Abbr. : SYN
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Tree : ELM
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Tired-looking : WAN
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Fast : QUICKASABUNNY
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Storage chest : HUTCH
33
Late U.N. name : DAG
34
Scrambled, as type : PIED
35
French pronoun : TOI
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Club-wielding wooers : CAVEMEN
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Instance, in France : CAS
40
Woodworking tools : AWLS
42
Mil. rank : MAJ
43
Break off : SEVER
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Hurry! : GETTHELEADOUT
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Kin: Abbr. : REL
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Southern campus : LSU
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Hit high : LOB
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Bar on a loom : EASER
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Other : ELSE
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Fight results: Abbr. : TKOS
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Savings-account come-on : FREERADIO
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"Who ___?" : DUNIT
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Subject : TEXT
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Bridge support : PIER
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Appeared : AROSE
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Speaks : SAYS
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Lab work : TEST
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Cat, e.g. : MEWER
Down
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Matador's need : CAPE
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Reveals : OPENS
3
Bee product : CRAZYQUILT
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Cake topping : COCONUT
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Like: Suffix : INE
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As smooth ___ : ASSILK
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Fair entries : HOMEMADEJELLIES
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Egyptian deity : AMON
9
___ canto : BEL
10
Make a killing : CLEANUP
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Affectations : AIRS
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Sustenance : KEEP
13
Tips : ENDS
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Cheerless : DRAB
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Type of white sauce : BECHAMEL
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Salary earned : WAGESDUE
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Carrier agency: Abbr. : ICC
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Actor Jaffe : SAM
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Informative : NICETOKNOW
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Approach : NEAR
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Grid measures: Abbr. : YDS
32
Inventor Elias : HOWE
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Baseball putout : TAG
37
Lace : VAL
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Places for potholes : STREETS
44
Large bird : VULTURE
46
German title : HERR
47
Classify : ASSORT
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Northwestern city : BOISE
52
Newts : EFTS
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Range : AREA
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Like M. M. and B. B. : SEXY
55
Singer Adams : EDIE
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Doer: Suffix : STER
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Clever : APT
60
Flood-control aid : DAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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