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New York Times, Tuesday, July 4, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { B X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,361
Across
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Bottle stoppers : CAPS
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Declaration signer : ADAMS
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Aladdin's prop : LAMP
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Mountain: Prefix : OREO
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Sky body : COMET
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Penna. city : ERIE
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___ of Lucerne : LION
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Sharp ridge : ARETE
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Wheys : SERA
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Kind of dance : TAP
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Eastern sailor : LASCAR
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Declaration signer : LEWIS
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Handbill : FLIER
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Creator of "Tristram Shandy" : STERNE
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Frugality : NEARNESS
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Fiber plants : PITAS
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Declaration signer and family : HARTS
34
P. I. native : ATA
35
Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
36
Do, in France : FAIRE
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British gun : STEN
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Turkish official : AGA
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Alley resident : SALLY
40
Supplicate : PLEAD
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Backslides : RELAPSES
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In a blatant way : LOUDLY
44
Certain races : TROTS
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Blend gradually : MERGE
46
___ et quarante : TRENTE
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Kind of review : RAVE
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Geometry abbr. : QED
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Prefix for naut : AERO
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Relative : NIECE
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Historic month : JULY
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Favorite : IDOL
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Elsie's husband : ELMER
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Incline, as a mast : RAKE
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"___ Jim" : LORD
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Portals : DOORS
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Bob or dog : SLED
Down
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Revolver man : COLT
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Musical piece : ARIA
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" . . . right of the ___ to abolish . . . " : PEOPLETOALTEROR
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Family member : SON
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Evangeline land, to French : ACADIE
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Certain French oils : DORES
7
Closing word : AMEN
8
N. L. player : MET
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Star-shaped : STELLATE
10
Diminish : LESSEN
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" . . . all men ___" : ARECREATEDEQUAL
12
Star in Cetus : MIRA
13
Diamond shape : PEAR
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Bristles : AWNS
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Hoity-toity manner : AIRS
25
Periods : ERAS
26
Styx transit : FERRY
27
Asparagus unit : SPEAR
28
Trace : TINGE
29
Catches : NAILS
30
Big bargain : STEAL
31
Orphan Annie's dog : SANDY
33
Nathan and family : HALES
36
Hitched : FASTENED
37
Turnstile reject : SLUG
39
Dry-cleaner's concern : SPOT
40
Study closely : PORE
42
Revolutionary traitor : ARNOLD
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Slot-machine parts : LEVERS
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Court official in Scotland : MACER
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Donkey pinup : TAIL
47
Refurbish : REDO
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San ___ : REMO
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Miss Sommer : ELKE
51
Did coloring : DYED
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Workers' org. : ILO
55
Classmen: Abbr. : JRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 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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