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New York Times, Monday, July 17, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,374

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Across
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Pilot's place : HELM
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Heraldic bar : FESS
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On the deep : ASEA
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Dog's worst friend : FLEA
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Sew loosely : BASTE
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Stay put : STANDFAST
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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Devoted one : ADORANT
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Derby et al. : RACES
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Highway of old : ITER
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Regard favorably : ADMIRE
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Walkway : PATH
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Times of day: Abbr. : PMS
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Radio part : DIAL
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Pucker : PURSE
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Tangled mass : MOP
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Joint : ANKLE
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Candlenut tree : AMA
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Female of the ruff : REEVE
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Word to a horse : GEE
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Boston seafood offering : SCROD
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Indigo : ANIL
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Bitter vetch : ERS
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Three-masted schooner : TERN
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Delicate : PASTEL
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Reeled : SPUN
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Whitish color : IVORY
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Carry on : OPERATE
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Kind of cracker : ANIMAL
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Spanish man : SENOR
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Preceded : ANTEDATED
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Be: Ger. : SEIN
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Network : RETE
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To the protected side : ALEE
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Poise : TACT
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Rounded hill : KNOB
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Exclamations : HAS
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Italian family : ESTE
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Spare : LEAN
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Large baboon : MANDRILL
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Do away with : EFFACE
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Dirty look : GLARE
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Roman money : AES
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Researcher's quest : DATA
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Laissez ___ : FAIRE
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Steep slope : ESCARPMENT
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British carbine : STEN
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Mural painter : SERT
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Certain kind of hood : BROTHER
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Expensive : DEAR
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Morse-code units : DITS
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Dessert : SPUMONI
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Proverb : ADAGE
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Place to eat : DINER
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Adds up : MAKESSENSE
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Rumanian city : ARAD
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Hitchcock output : MOVIE
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Incantation : SPELL
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Young salmon : PARR
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Sea arm : ESTUARY
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Soft touch : EASYMARK
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Money unit : CENT
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Western, old style : PONENT
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Dry : ARID
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Writing form : PROSE
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Prophetical : VATIC
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Bones : OSSA
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Ring out : PEAL
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Direction : EAST
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Mother of Apollo : LETO
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Teachers' group: Abbr. : NEA
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Coming-out gal : DEB

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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