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New York Times, Thursday, July 6, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,363
Across
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Record : DISC
5
One of two billion or so : ASIAN
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Impressed : AWED
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Old sword : BILBO
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Japanese Premiere : SATO
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Capital city : OSLO
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Metal tag : AGLET
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Wife of Bragi : IDUN
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All the same : NOTWITHSTANDING
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Track event : MEET
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Tiny : WEE
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Certain horses : PACERS
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Glaswegians : SCOTSMEN
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Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
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Winter month in Spain : ENERO
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Conceit : EGO
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Phony heroics : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
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German article : EIN
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Odds : RATIO
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Old Greek pitcher : OLPE
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Poetaster's output : DOGGEREL
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Defeats : WORSTS
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The same: Latin abbr. : EAD
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Staff : MACE
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Certain accolade : STANDINGOVATION
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Metal ware : TOLE
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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___ avail : TONO
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Seaweed product : AGAR
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Wastrel : IDLER
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Winglike : ALAR
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Flower genus : ROSA
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Anchor position : ASTAY
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Work on floors : SAND
Down
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River in Scotland : DOON
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___ facto : IPSO
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Wit : SALT
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Chinese dish : CHOWMEIN
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Lets up : ABATES
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View : SIGHT
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Incite : ABET
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"He spoke ___ but went straight . . . " : NOTAWORD
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Stage remarks : ASIDES
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River bed, in Africa : WADI
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Vingt-___ : ETUN
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Bell sound : DONG
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One engaged in: Suffix : IER
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Indian greeting to colonists : NETOP
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Did a bellboy's job : PAGED
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Volcano valley : ATRIO
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Trolley sound : CLANG
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Paris menu offering : SNAIL
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Recent: Prefix : CENO
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American-plan items : MEALS
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Sadat's country : EGYPT
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Sniffs : NOSES
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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Anxiety : DREAD
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Medit. island : SARDINIA
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Miss Young and others : LORETTAS
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Classes : GENERA
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Flickering : WAVERY
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Old name for Peloponnesus : MOREA
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Kind of sapphire : STAR
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Takeout words : TOGO
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Word of regret : ALAS
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Shows recognition : NODS
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Picture-frame finish : GILT
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City in Kansas : IOLA
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___ even keel : ONAN
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French direction : NORD

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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