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New York Times, Saturday, July 29, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,386

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Across
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
6
Expanse : TRACT
11
Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Kind of trap : BOOBY
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Proportion : RATIO
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Greek letters : XIS
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Eradication : EXTIRPATION
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Alice's Dinah : CAT
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Tint : DYE
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"It's ___!" : ALIE
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Whisky drinks : SOURS
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Gordian creation : KNOT
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Peer : EQUAL
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Untilled : FALLOW
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Playing card : FOURSPOT
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Woodwinds : OBOES
34
W. W. II riveter : ROSIE
35
___ Khan : AGA
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___ Coburg : SAXE
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Deserve : MERIT
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"Take ___ from me" : ATIP
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Theater sign : SRO
40
Old Harry : SATAN
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Kitchen utensil : SIEVE
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Cash ___ : ANDCARRY
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Sight, touch, etc. : SENSES
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Starr : RINGO
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Capital : SEAT
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Unconfined : BROAD
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Imitates : APES
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Rot! : BAH
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Between ready and fire : AIM
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Predict on basis of known data : EXTRAPOLATE
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Smiling : RIANT
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U. S. Japanese : NISEI
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Dry : SEC
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Trig functions : SINES
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Shade of gray : STEEL
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Not up : ABED
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Opinion : DOXY
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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Sash : OBI
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De Bergerac and others : CYRANOS
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Character facet : TRAIT
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Appraise : RATE
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Native of Panay : ATI
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Labor initials : CIO
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Clerical hair style : TONSURE
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Clears of blame : EXCULPATES
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Tale-teller : LIAR
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Doers: Suffix : ISTS
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Furrow : PLOW
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New World alliance : OAS
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Swiss artist : KLEE
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Cease : QUIT
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Bone cavity : FOSSA
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"Can't hit the broad side of ___" : ABARN
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Of map-projection lines : LOXODROMIC
30
Raid : FORAY
31
Gothic vault feature : OGIVE
32
Stereo items : TAPES
34
Kind of rocket : RETRO
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Border: Abbr. : MARG
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"You ___ heard nothin' yet" : AINT
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One of Zsa Zsa's husbands : SANDERS
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Spring and fall : SEASONS
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U. S. agency : CIA
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Ooze : SEEP
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Tiffs : SPATS
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Baseball gear : BATS
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Laugh, in Paris : RIRE
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English composer : ARNE
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Worthless : BASE
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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German greeting : HEIL
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Roman 12 : XII
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Light color : TAN
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Came down : LIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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