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New York Times, Saturday, July 22, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,379
Across
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___ as a beet : ASRED
6
Whitney nickname : JOCK
10
Perfume box : INRO
14
Hindu mound : DHERI
15
Plinth : ORLO
16
Movie division : REEL
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Imprecise : VAGUE
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Whittier classic : SNOWBOUND
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Soft foods : PAPS
21
African native : HOTTENTOT
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River formations : DELTAS
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Norse god : THOR
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Venetian canals : RII
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Flower : IRIS
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In ___ (upset) : ASTEW
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Campus unit : DORM
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Bible book: Abbr. : PSA
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Farm structure : SILO
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Slow-witted : DENSE
33
Vallee : RUDY
34
Luzon province : ABRA
36
Dined at home : ATEIN
39
Stratagem : PLOY
40
Tree : ASH
43
Jotting : MEMO
44
Covers : WRAPS
46
Sea off Borneo : SULU
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Dander : IRE
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Fibber : LIAR
49
Dances : CONGAS
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Charged : ARRAIGNED
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Scottish land area : SOUM
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Pompous person : BAGOFWIND
56
World: Prefix : COSMO
58
Legal right : LIEN
59
Chip in : ANTE
60
Montezuma's tribe : AZTEC
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Finish: Ger. : ENDE
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Bulk : MASS
63
Interprets : READS
Down
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Part of speech: Abbr. : ADV
2
Hat-blocking machines : SHAPERS
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Finery : REGALIA
4
Breaks out : ERUPTS
5
___ thousand deaths (agonizes) : DIESA
6
Kid : JOSH
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"To be ___ be . . . " : ORNOTTO
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Cover : CLOTHE
9
Show deference : KOWTOW
10
Golf-bag item : IRON
11
Atomic particle : NEUTRON
12
Some Louvre paintings : RENOIRS
13
Ancient : OLDTIME
19
Jujube : BER
22
Short swim : DIP
23
Expressed : SAID
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Tricky : SLY
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
31
Day: Abbr. : SUN
32
Kind of martini : DRY
33
S. A. port : RIO
34
Mountain : ALP
35
Pear : BOSC
36
Pleasing : AMIABLE
37
Topography : TERRAIN
38
Rose : EMERGED
39
Sources : PARENTS
40
State capital : AUGUSTA
41
Did a noisy door job : SLAMMED
42
Czech martyr : HUS
44
Certain lodging : WIGWAM
45
Frog-crab genus : RANINA
46
Nap : SNOOZE
48
Name in Morse myth : LIF
50
Actor's award : OSCAR
52
Tops : AONE
53
Monograms for Ike : DDES
57
Mil. center : OCS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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