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New York Times, Wednesday, July 19, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,376
Across
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Carping remark : BARB
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Handwriting : FIST
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Perturb : UPSET
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Equal, in Paris : EGAL
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Nautical term : ALEE
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707, for one : PLANE
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Roman patriot : CATO
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Bore : REAM
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Dispossesses : OUSTS
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Ring finales : KNOCKOUTPUNCHES
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Bronx people : YANKEES
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Norse name : ERIK
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John and Jude: Abbr. : STS
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Checks out beforehand : PRETESTS
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Spasm : THROE
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Supplicate : PRAY
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Table item : DISH
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Author Lafcadio : HEARN
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River of France : LOT
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Film comedian Jack : OAKIE
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Hops kiln : OAST
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Poison : BANE
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African lake : TCHAD
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Very angry : STEAMING
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Stadium sound : RAH
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Beak membrane : CERE
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Precisionists : PURISTS
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Checked out : KICKEDTHEBUCKET
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Off balance : ATILT
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Noted Austrian : RAAB
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Film Citizen : KANE
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Family emblem : TOTEM
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Gaelic : ERSE
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English school : ETON
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Girl's name : ELYSE
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River in Germany : EDER
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Roman despot : NERO
Down
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Sharp : BECKY
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Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Boca ___ : RATON
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Gridiron chores : BLOCKSORTACKLES
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North Atlantic islands : FAROES
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Intestinal disorder : ILEUS
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Base : SEAT
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Mild : TEMPERATE
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" . . . all the frills ___" : UPONIT
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Did a con job : PLUCKEDACHICKEN
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Obi : SASH
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Girl of fiction : TESS
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Colorless gas: Var. : KETEN
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U. S. chemist : UREY
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Tine : PRONG
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Hindu disciple : SIKH
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Chinese tea : TSIA
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Molt : SHED
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Jefferson or Hardy, for short : THOS
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"Just ___ and serve" : HEAT
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Level: Var. : RASE
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Popular curbside planting : PLANETREE
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Japanese city : OTARU
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Kite, for one : BIRD
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"___ in St. Louis" : MEETME
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Bridge-game unit : RUBBER
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"___ porridge hot" : PEASE
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Ray : SKATE
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Caruso, for one : TENOR
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Office gal : STENO
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"Kiss Me ___" : KATE
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Chemical suffix : ITOL
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Community : CITY
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Word with tack or line : HARD

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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