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New York Times, Friday, July 28, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,385
Across
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Typewriter part : SPACER
7
Promoted colonels: Abbr. : BGS
10
Frappés : ICES
14
Baroque : ORNATE
15
Make unfriendly : ALIENATE
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G. I. accessory : DOGTAG
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Opinionated : DOGMATIC
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Shaft : AXLE
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Economic declines : SAGS
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Leaf : BRACT
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Robber : YEGG
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Relaxes thoroughly : RESTSUP
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Telephone shopper, e.g. : ORDERER
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Dupe : GULL
32
Judgments : DECREES
35
Weaken : SAP
37
Mauna ___ : LOA
38
Carted : DRAYED
39
Saguaro : CACTUS
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Aardvark victim : ANT
42
French nobleman : DUC
44
Supplies of food and drink : REPASTS
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Uh-huh : YEAH
47
Attains : COMESAT
49
Compared : LIKENED
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Gentle one : LAMB
54
Kind of squash : ACORN
56
Unit of whipped cream : GLOB
58
Italian coins : LIRE
60
Shabby : DOGEARED
62
Pekingese, e.g. : LAPDOG
64
Deliberately: Dialect : APURPOSE
65
Baked ___ : ALASKA
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Cereal grasses : RYES
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Like some Canadian police: Abbr. : MTD
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Speed up : HASTEN
Down
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Club ___ : SODA
2
Certain vote : PROXY
3
Point of view : ANGLE
4
Class : CATEGORY
5
Greek letter : ETA
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Military units: Abbr. : REGS
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Taunt : BADGER
8
Whitewashes : GLOSSES
9
Closing music of a broadcast : SIG
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" ... a bug ___" : INARUG
11
Flight-deck devices : CATAPULTS
12
Adjective suffix : ETIC
13
Religious body : SECT
16
Diplomats' offices: Abbr. : EMBS
21
Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
24
Von Stroheim film : GREED
26
Indications : TRACES
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Emulate Nero Wolfe : DEDUCE
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Oaf : LOUT
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Young lady : LASS
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Memorable June event : DDAY
33
Eagle : ERNE
34
List : CATALOGUE
36
___ knight : PAPAL
40
Flowering trees : CATALPAS
43
Overcrowd : CONGEST
44
Decorate anew : REDO
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Employers : HIRERS
48
Made a pinochle play : MELDED
50
Sharp blow : KNAP
52
Interior : MIDST
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Without a sou : BROKE
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Hebrew month : ADAR
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Kind of cat : COPY
57
Hokum : BLAH
59
Alaskan Governor : EGAN
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N. T. book: Abbr. : ROM
63
___ king : ALA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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