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New York Times, Monday, June 5, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,332
Across
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Trim a negative : CROP
5
U. S. historian : BEARD
10
Recess : APSE
14
Verdi work : AIDA
15
___ beaver : EAGER
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German area : SAAR
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Frost, for one : POET
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Bitter medicine : ASAFOETIDA
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"___ in Paradise" : STRANGER
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Does tree surgery : PRUNES
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Part of a certain comb : CELL
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Card game : SKAT
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Make : CREATE
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Petty cheat : CHISELER
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Hatteras sights : HULKS
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Garroway good-by : PEACE
34
Bullfight sound : OLE
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Stare : OGLE
36
Trick : PRANK
37
Clothing : DUDS
38
West : MAE
39
Lively : BRISK
40
Assail : BESET
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Assess 15 yards : PENALIZE
43
Ex-Yank Danny et al. : CATERS
44
Descartes : RENE
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Delayed : LATE
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Part of a sonnet : SESTET
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Culled : SELECTED
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By happenstance : ACCIDENTAL
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Wear out : TIRE
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Dickens, for short : CHAS
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Bridge bid : RAISE
58
Ruler of the Aesir : ODIN
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Nautical nozzle : KORT
60
Town in Belgium : YPRES
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Torn : RENT
Down
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Upper-case letters: Abbr. : CAPS
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Disorder : RIOT
3
Or, in Berlin : ODER
4
Nursery game : PATACAKE
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Breed of dog : BEAGLE
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Support : EASEL
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Sports official: Abbr. : REF
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Old football play : DROPKICK
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Cagy : ASTUTE
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Agony : PAIN
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
13
Epochs : ERAS
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Remove : ERASE
21
Catches : NETS
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Anchor part : SHANK
25
Bite, Dogpatch style : CHOMP
26
Wrinkles : RUGAE
27
Actress Terry : ELLEN
28
Kind of fire : CEASE
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No-good one : LOUSE
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___ statesman : ELDER
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Pauses : RESTS
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Regard highly : PRIZE
36
Publishing shop : PRINTERY
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Lie ___ : DETECTOR
39
Run off the page : BLEED
40
Restrain : BATE
42
Painter : ARTIST
43
Mexican President, 1924–28 : CALLES
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New ___ on life : LEASE
46
Pillage : SACK
47
Repeat : ECHO
48
Blemish : SCAR
49
Agitate : STIR
50
Turn the ___ : TIDE
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Tralee's land : ERIN
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Tooth: Prefix : DENT
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Sleep : NAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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