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New York Times, Tuesday, July 25, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,382
Across
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Kind of board or trap : CLAP
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Shillong's state : ASSAM
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Winter wear : FUR
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Cantered : RODE
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River of Europe : RHONE
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Reactor : PILE
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News item, for short : OBIT
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French painter : MANET
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Overcoat material : PETERSHAM
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Do bakery work : KNEAD
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Inlet : RIA
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Laughing : RIANT
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Slough of ___ : DESPOND
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More explicit : CLEARER
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Scent, in Cádiz : OLOR
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Dog's traditional possession : DAY
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Easygoing : DEGAGE
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Lemur : LORIS
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Bleat : BAA
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Women of Lisbon : DONAS
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Corkscrew, for one : OPENER
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Greek letter : PSI
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Infant, in Sevilla : NENE
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Saved : RESCUED
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Three-syllable foot : ANAPEST
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L. I. town near Babylon : ISLIP
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA
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Tennis strokes : CHOPS
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___ and Mary, former trio : PETERPAUL
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Relax : LOLL
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One who lugs : TOTER
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Gardner : ERLE
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She, in St. Lo : ELLE
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Vigilant : ALERT
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Scan : READ
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___ culpa : MEA
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Microorganisms : GERMS
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Capital of Yemen : SANA
Down
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Season's yield : CROP
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Ear part : LOBE
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Entrance : ADIT
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Philosophy of incompetence : PETERPRINCIPLE
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"___ the Man" : ARMSAND
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Mideast ruler : SHAH
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Asdic : SONAR
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Lacking vigor : ANEMIC
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Encountered : MET
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Chicago event : FIRE
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Marsh plant : REED
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Documents of note : PENTAGONPAPERS
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Branco or Bravo : RIO
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Weak ___ : KNEED
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City official: Abbr. : ALD
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Anguish : DOLOR
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Abscond : ELOPE
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Lesions : SORES
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Little bit : DAB
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Rajah's spouse : RANEE
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Actor Richard and family : EGANS
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Replant : RESET
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Pacific island : YAP
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Dr. ___ of children's books : SEUSS
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King of Judah : ASA
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Kinsman: abbr. : REL
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Gores : INSERTS
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Kind of antenna : DIPOLE
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Pan : PETER
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Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
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Tough spot : HOLE
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Earthen pot : OLLA
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Grand Central: Abbr. : TERM
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Space : AREA
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Mother of Pollux : LEDA
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Kind of end : TAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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