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OPEN WATER

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1972

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 711 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,331
Across
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Kind of town : GHOST
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Sales term: Abbr. : DISC
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Fish-landing hook : GAFF
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Utter : TOTAL
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Meet again, in Paris : REVOIR
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Italian film name : PONTI
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Actor Walter : ABEL
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" . . . nothing like ___" : ADAME
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Have ___ on (be tipsy) : ANEDGE
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Depression singer : RUDYVALLEE
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Brands : MAKES
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"I'll eat in port," says she : DINAHSHORE
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"___ it isn't so" : SAY
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"___ in Gaza" : EYELESS
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Kind of man : YES
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Beverage : TEA
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Approves : OKS
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Longfellow setting : ACADIA
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Omar's sales : TENTS
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Mutilate : MAIM
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Mulligan : STEW
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Hose run : SNAG
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Seats for Crusoe and Friday : TWOONTHEAISLE
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Days of yore : ELD
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Bottoms up! : SKOAL
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Wraps : ROBES
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State: Abbr. : WASH
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West Point : USMA
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Egyptian rattles : SISTRA
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Lode contents : ORES
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Fear : DREAD
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Did six furlongs at Belmont : SPRINTED
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Symbol for Jesus : IHS
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Miss Sumac : YMA
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Timorous : FEARSOME
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Bar sign : ONTAP
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"Après ___" : VOUS
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Partook : SHARED
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U. S. engineer : EADS
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" . . . from Ghent to ___" : AIX
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Ophelia's thought flower : PANSY
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Passageway of a sort : SEMICIRCULARCANAL
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Hit hard : SMOTE
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Time period: Abbr. : CEN
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Nature science: Abbr. : ECOL
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Scantiest : BAREST
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Anklebones : TALI
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South African leader : MALAN
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Term in embryology : EPIBOLIC
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Work on hide : TAN
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"Knock on ___ Door" : ANY
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Spiral : HELICOID
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Confusion : BABEL
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Withered : SERE
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Woodsman's cry : TIMBER
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Farm unit : BARN
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Fonda : JANE
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Ultimate gambling loss : SHIRT
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French range : ALPES
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Prosecutors: Abbr. : DAS
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Fishy inlet for a ruler : THEBEYOFTUNIS
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Secular : LAIC
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Ship post : BITT
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Girl's name : ETTA
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Trapshooting : SKEET
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Auto-body trim : CHROME
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Pinafore, e.g. : HMS
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Inlet : RIA
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Flow's partner : EBB
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Lair: Fr. : REPAIRE
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Fly of a kind : POP
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Senior citizens' stream : OLMANRIVER
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Images : ICONS
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Consecrated marine view : THEHOLYSEE
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Table, in Naples : TAVOLA
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Word with full : CHOCK
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Hence : ERGO
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Felt pain : AILED
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Bet : STAKED
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Flaws : HOLES
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Greek letters : RHOS
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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"An ___ of the People" : ENEMY
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"New South" author : GRADY
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Skater Sonja : HENIE
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Range areas : OVENS
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Chaser : SODA
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Tenses : TIGHTENS
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Sullen : DOUR
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Blue shade : INDE
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Eye sore : STY
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Trajan year : CIV
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Parties : GALAS
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Adroitly : ABLY
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___ simple : FEE
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Gypped : FLEECED
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Worked lions : TAMED
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Matisse subjects : ODALISKS
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Decide to seize a sea : TAKEANOTION
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Skunk River city : AMES
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Fewer : LESS
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Forwarded : RESENT
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Expert : PRO
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Plea to Mae West : ASKMEUP
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Biblical word : HATH
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Space term : YAW
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Well yield : OIL
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Ponce's time zone : ATLANTIC
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Places for some bells : TOES
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"Les Misérables" setting : SEWER
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Felon : MISDOER
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Tree : ASH
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Study group : SEMINAR
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Jutland port : AARHUS
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"His ___ essence . . . " : GLASSY
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New York city : TROY
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Diet of fame : WORMS
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Caribbean sorcery : OBEAH
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Narrow shoes : AAAS
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Caesar : SID
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Theater sign : SRO
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Month: Abbr. : SEP
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Consider : DEEM
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Extremist : RADICAL
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Led astray : SEDUCED
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___ income : TAXABLE
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Lavish : FREE
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Spice : MACE
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Ave's partner : VALE
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Piedmont city : ASTI
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Splash : SLOP
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Paris rec. area : PARC
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Priest or monk : CELIBATE
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Where a skier's leg often is : INACAST
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Nemesis of certain thieves : ALIBABA
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"For want of a ___" : NAIL
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Of a political unit : STATAL
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Brown paper : MANILA
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Athena's dive : OLYMPICPOOL
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Gertrude : STEIN
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Algerian measure : TARRI
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Debussy topic : MER
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Neighbor of Den. : NOR
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Curse : BANE
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Complies : OBEYS
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L. I. cagers : NETS
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"For ___ a jolly . . . " : HES
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With the beat : INTEMPO
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___ out (exclude) : SHUT
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Happen, to Shakespeare : BECHANCE
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Kind of set : JET
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Chemical salt : STEARATE
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Verse of two feet : DIMETER
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Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
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Gumbo : OKRA
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Mock passes : FEINTS
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N.Y.C. unit: Abbr. : BOR
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Ventures : RISKS
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Santa sounds : HOHOS
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Elicit : EVOKE
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Port of Brazil : BELEM
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Civil War lensman : BRADY
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Affluent : RICH
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Loudspeaker nuisance : ECHO
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"___ My Heart" : PEGO
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Eur. capital : OSLO
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R. E. and Peggy : LEES
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Health field: Abbr. : MED
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John, in Kiev : IVAN
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Royal initials : HRH
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Yang's kin : YIN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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