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WONDERING

New York Times, Sunday, July 16, 1972

Author:
C. McInerney
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 21, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
C. McInerney has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,373
Across
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Latin friends : AMICI
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Exclamations : AHS
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Queens stadium : SHEA
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Onstage phone, e.g. : PROP
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Arabic letter : KHA
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Seventh ___ a seventh ... : SONOF
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Garland : LEI
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Grave spot for a Carian king : MAUSOLEUM
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Keep close to : HUG
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Takes it easy : LOLLS
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Income outgo : TAX
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Capital city : ANNAPOLIS
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French one : UNE
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Mars: Prefix : AREO
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Dream, in Lyon : REVE
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Dunce, in England : GONEY
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Newts : EFTS
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Places for pups : PETSTORES
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Of a Western tribe : PIMAN
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W. W. I soldier : POILU
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Razor clam : SOLEN
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"___ are called ... " : MANY
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What soufflés often do : COLLAPSE
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Ripened : MATURED
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Eur. country : BELG
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Vague threat : ORELSE
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No partner : YES
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Kimono parts : OBIS
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Track stubbornly : BEDOG
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Pro : FOR
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Thin Jack : SPRAT
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Hair: Prefix : PILO
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Visual flash : PHOTOMA
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City on Meuse : LIEGE
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Holbrook : HAL
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___-esteem : SELF
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See 22 Across : HALICARNASSUS
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Common Latin word : AMAT
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Checked : REINED
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DeLuise of TV : DOM
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Empress : TSARINA
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Redeemed, as a check : CASHED
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Certain morn : SEPTEMBER
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Ate away : ERODED
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Western port : ASTORIA
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Hold one's ___ : OWN
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"As ___ a compass needle" : LEANAS
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Food fish : SHAD
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Women's-lib H.Q. in Ephesus : ARTEMISTEMPLE
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Speech flaw : LISP
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Eris's relative : ATE
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Struck : SMOTE
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Takes more second helpings : OUTEATS
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Peruvian : INCA
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Please : AMUSE
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___ de mer : MAL
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Garish : FLARY
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Gramp's spouse : GRAN
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Half a giggle : TEE
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Salad item : TOMATO
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Bulges : BAGS
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"___ no justice?" : ISTHERE
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Espousal : ADOPTION
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Swiss river : AARE
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"It's ___ point" (debatable) : AMOOT
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Clipping, holding, etc. : FOULS
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Frozen dessert : BOMBE
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Friend of a small seven : SNOWWHITE
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Extent : SIZE
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Saturated : SOPPY
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Margin : EDGE
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Some bills : ONES
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Dutch town : EDE
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Commandment words : THOUSHALT
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Dander : IRE
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Dances : HULAS
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Not beaucoup : PEU
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Golf club : SEVENIRON
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Cult of Orient : ZEN
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Expo city : OSAKA
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Flying abbr. : TAS
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Seckel : PEAR
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___ de jambe : ROND
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Ram's dam : EWE
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Like some letters : NEWSY
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___ in the face : ASLAP
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Marianne : MOORE
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Sea passage : INLET
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Chares's harbor job : COLOSSUSOFRHODES
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Maybes : IFS
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Doctored : ALTERED
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Seventh ___ : HEAVEN
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Hockey teams : SIXES
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Wee, in Dundee : SMA
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Outcome of a suspense story : HANGINGGARDENSOFBABYLON
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Civil well-being : EUNOMY
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Yoga squat : ASANA
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One-up job : PLOY
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Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
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Non's opposite : OUI
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Day times: Abbr. : PMS
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Cover for Cheops : KHUFUPYRAMID
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Nimrod forte : HUNT
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Seven ___ of man : AGES
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Sesame order : OPEN
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Casting lure : ROLE
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High note : ELA
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Dove, in Cádiz : PALOMA
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Kind of science: Abbr. : POL
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Chemical suffixes : OLS
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___ du Salut : ILES
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French wine : MEDOC
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Demeter : CERES
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Ship pilot's concern : SEALANE
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N. Y. time : EST
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"Seven maids with seven ___" : MOPS
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Rose fancier : ABIE
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Cashbox : TILL
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Woe follower : BETIDE
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Roast leg ___ : OFLAMB
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Reines' mates : ROIS
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Tree trunks : BOLES
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Ptolemy's bright idea : PHAROSLIGHTHOUSE
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Creator of 75 Down : PHIDIAS
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Tennis-racket material : GUT
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Early monastics : ESSENES
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___ de guerre : NOM
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Little fellow : TAD
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Poetic word : EER
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Macaw : ARA
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Instance: Fr. : CAS
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Red-faced : ASHAMED
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Gold-and-ivory Olympian : STATUEOFZEUS
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Grapefruit : POMELO
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Double: Prefix : TWI
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Gantry and Davis : ELMERS
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Settle a debt : REPAY
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Escort's offer : ARM
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Coin of Persia : TOMAN
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Homme d'___ : ETAT
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City near Fresno : TULARE
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French floor : ETAGE
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Concerning : INRE
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Capone feature : SCAR
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Window part : PANE
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___ glance : ATA
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Brute salute : ETTU
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Midnight fuel : OIL
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Jan. and Feb. : MOS
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Coca : IMOGENE
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"And ___ bid farewell to ... " : SOWE
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Ski ___ : TOW
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Dupin's creator : POE
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Blue shade : AMPARO
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Merry one : ANDREW
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Petty officer : BOSN
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Port for gold and apes : OPHIR
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"___ the day" : SEIZE
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Wedding byproduct : INLAW
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Hard woods : TEAKS
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Literary piece : ESSAY
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Clan : SEPT
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Light bulb, in cartoons : IDEA
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Litigant : SUER
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Recipe abbr. : TSP
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See 106 Across : HEE
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Gametes : OVA
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Coated with a metal: Abbr. : TND
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Sweetie : HON

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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