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New York Times, Tuesday, July 11, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,368
Across
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Fastener : HASP
5
Earth : TERRA
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Spill all : SING
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Official proceedings : ACTA
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Mouldings : OGEES
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Thought : IDEA
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Hot seat of a sort : THELAPOFTHEGODS
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"Icebox" name of 1867 : SEWARD
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Kind of sale : TIEIN
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Ground sample : CORE
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Ultimate goal : ENDALL
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Reduced to ashes : CREMATED
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Hebrew prophet : ELIAS
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Pronoun : SHE
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Out : AWAY
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___ et quarante : TRENTE
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Ring: Abbr. : CIRC
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Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
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Consider : DEEM
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Visual : OCULAR
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Darn it! : RATS
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Fatima's husband : ALI
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Having ridges : WALED
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Beneficially : USEFULLY
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Able ___ : SEAMAN
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Body, in biology : SOMA
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Medium for sparks : RADIO
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Ostrich or emu : RATITE
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Haphazardly : CATCHASCATCHCAN
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Sloth : UNAU
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Networks : RETIA
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Saarinen : EERO
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Arrow : DART
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Put on a pedestal : EXALT
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Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
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Millinery : HATS
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Long for : ACHE
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Seethe : STEW
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Buckingham, for one : PALACE
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Elite : TOPDRAWER
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Self-esteem : EGO
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Despoiled, old style : REFT
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Adjusted a shoelace : RETIED
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Ready to pass out : ASHEN
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Indicated : SIGNALED
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Bridal response : IDO
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Man's nickname : NED
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Highway sign : GAS
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Hereditary : LINEAL
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Not so long ago : LATELY
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Red pigments : CHICAS
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Draw new lines : RERULE
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Onlookers : EYERS
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Not entirely: Prefix : SEMI
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Harbor craft : SCOW
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Even swap : TITFORTAT
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Beyond doubt : CLEARCUT
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Miss West et al. : MAES
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City destroyed with Sodom : ADMAH
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Common shrub : SUMAC
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Word for he-or-she garb : UNISEX
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Shop machines : LATHES
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Take ___ (be brave) : ADARE
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Numerical prefix : OCTA
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Bakery man : ICER
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Irish hill : TARA
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Biblical name : ENOS
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Cow's mouthful : CUD
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Collection of quotes : ANA
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Road material : TAR
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Bother : AIL

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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