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OUT OF PRINT

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1972

Author:
Keith Blake
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 95, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 680 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 13, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Keith Blake has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,387
Across
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Noon-hour's end : ONEPM
6
D.D.E. : IKE
9
Windmill blade : SAIL
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Scotsman's so : SAE
16
Missouri initials : HST
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Go to court again : RESUE
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News piece : ITEM
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Held of stage : ANNA
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Carmer book locale : ALABAMA
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Teen readers' old favorite : YOUTHSCOMPANION
27
Disparages : DECRIES
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Kaye role : NOAH
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Printed over the edge : BLED
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Old juvenile favorite : STNICHOLAS
32
Debs' former reading : CHARM
34
Plan of action : PLOT
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___ of eight : PIECES
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Small pond : MERE
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Bridge bids : SLAMS
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Victim : PREY
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Paris subway : METRO
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Free of : RID
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Chats : CAUSERIES
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"Don Juan" poet : BYRON
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Scouts' Beard : DAN
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Mornings: Abbr. : AMS
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Raises : UPS
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Miss Lombard : CAROLE
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French writer : COLETTE
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Seashell pink : TUSSORE
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Kind act : FAVOR
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Draws quickly, as a gun : WHIPSOUT
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Addison-Steele issues : SPECTATORS
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Father of basketball : NAISMITH
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Big bird : EMU
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Have pain : AIL
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Slower, in music: Abbr. : RIT
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Amtrak items : TRAINS
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Football field : GRID
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Condemns : DAMNS
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Inclines from the vertical : HADES
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" . . . could ___ fat" : EATNO
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Nomadic group : HORDE
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___ du Salut : ILES
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Tawny: Sp. : MULATO
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Young sheep : TEG
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Mild reproof : TUT
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Honest one : ABE
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Brash magazine of 1930's : BALLYHOO
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Old family fare, with 87 Down : EVERYBODYS
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Words of interruption : LETMESAY
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Championship : TITLE
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Loser : ALSORAN
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Cracker seeds : SESAMES
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Scarlett's love : ASHLEY
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Danish coin : ORE
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Farm animal : EWE
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Veterans' org. : GAR
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Worthless one : LOSEL
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Yankee reading : AMERICANA
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Auto pedal : GAS
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Of an arm bone : ULNAR
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Father's Day toast : TODAD
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Baum's Land ___ : OFOZ
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Ubiquitous man : KILROY
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Aptitude : GIFT
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Kind of furnace : BLAST
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Old slick magazine : VANITYFAIR
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Volga tributary : KAMA
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British dessert : FOOL
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Of a one-seeded fruit: Var. : AKENIAL
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Style-setter of 1800's : GODEYSLADYSBOOK
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Roman author : TERENCE
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Flee, in Spain : HUIR
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At a distance : AFAR
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Iron, in Bonn : EISEN
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Begley et al. : EDS
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Make out : EKE
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Sovereign : TSAR
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Road material : TAR
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Small drink : SNORT
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Ending for hick or chic : ORY
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Physics abbr. : ESU
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Magazine of 1800's : PUTNAMS
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" . . . call ___" (Falstaff) : MEHORSE
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Japanese statesman : ITO
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Actress Fanny and family : KEMBLES
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Use : EMPLOY
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Spinach feature : SAND
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Vitamin B component : INOSITOL
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French street lamp : LANTERNE
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Maugham heroine : SADIE
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Smart ones : ALECS
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Apiece : EACH
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Saluted : HAILED
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Dirty-politics ploy : SMEAR
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Armor plate : TASSE
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German pronoun : ICH
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Dye compounds : BROMINES
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Houston : SAM
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Aged: Abbr. : AET
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Army man: Abbr. : NCO
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Button one's lip : CLAMUP
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Boom: Ger. : HAUSSE
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Co. executive : PRES
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Speak at length : PERORATE
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Improvises in jazz : SCATS
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Lab tube : PIPET
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Sculptor of Discobolus : MYRON
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Rackstraw : RALPH
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Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
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Munich native: Abbr. : BAV
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Bits : DOITS
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"Perfect love ___ out fear" : CASTETH
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Uniform cloth : CHINO
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"___ is human" : TOERR
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Bombastic : TUMID
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Music magazine : ETUDE
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Scrutinizes : SCANS
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U. S. inventor : OTIS
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Crusoe's man : FRIDAY
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"Picnic" author's signature : WMINGE
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By voice : ORALLY
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In an angry way : IRATELY
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Post time, for short : SATEVE
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___ far (overdo) : GOTOO
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Phones : DIALS
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"Tiny Alice" author : ALBEE
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Encounters : MEETS
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Dances : HULAS
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Foretell : SOOTHSAY
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Central parts : HUBS
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Radiation device : MASER
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President : TYLER
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Basilica areas : BEMAS
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Certain ship : OILER
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Peep show : RAREE
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Worries about : DREADS
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Show boredom : YAWNAT
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Sam of golf : SNEAD
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See 81 Across : MAGAZINE
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Wire: Abbr. : TEL
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O.K. : ALLRIGHT
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Resonant : SONOROUS
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Neglect : OMIT
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Treat for dobbin : ALFALFA
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"___ in translation" : ITLOSES
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Fuel container : COALBIN
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Luckless ones : GONERS
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Gums : ULA
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Draws a bead on : AIMSAT
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Leaf shape : OVATE
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Pretended : FAKED
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Saddle sack : KYACK
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"Whither shall ___ from . . . ?" : IFLEE
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Kind of blade : GAY
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Young one : BOY
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Antler part : TINE
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Jean or Walter : KERR
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President's initials : FDR
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Across: Prefix : DIA
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Swiss river : AAR
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Spanish bear : OSO
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Poet's word : OER
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Chess piece: Abbr. : KNT

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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