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BOILING OVER

New York Times, Sunday, July 9, 1972

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,366
Across
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Niagara feature : RAPIDS
7
Impulsive one : MADCAP
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Bottle attachments : LABELS
19
Speaks freely : OPENSUP
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Verdi opera : OTELLO
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"___ parade" : ILOVEA
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Dessert : TORTONI
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Disavowal : DENIAL
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Proverb : SAYING
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Park of West : ESTES
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Game with men : CHESS
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Go to court : LITIGATE
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Very: Ger. : SEHR
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Wild : BOISTEROUS
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Slaughter of baseball : ENOS
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Turns away : AVERTS
38
Elaine's home town : ASTOLAT
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African capital : ASMARA
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Art piece : MOBILE
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Walter of baseball : ALSTON
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Certain newspaper : TABLOID
52
Maine town : ORONO
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N. Y. campus : COLGATE
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Struts about : SASHAYS
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Rocks and rockets : MISSILES
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French marshal : NEY
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Crunch and crackle foods : CEREALS
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Acted : DID
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Lock : TRESS
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Cow genus : BOS
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Bridge play : DISCARD
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Buddy : PAL
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Wedding place : ALTAR
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U. S. dept. : AGR
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General rank : ONESTAR
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Degrees : BAS
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Golf group : FOURSOME
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Wit of a sort : PUNSTER
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Squeak cure : OIL
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"___ I dwelt in ... " : IDREAMT
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Crafts: Sp. : ARTES
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How to ride a horse : ASTRIDE
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British lunch : TIFFIN
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Too, too proper : PRISSY
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Rented : LEASED
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A. L. team : ORIOLES
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Skin a whale : FLENSE
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Money in Sonora : PESO
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Jabberwock slayer : BEAMISHBOY
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To the ___ (fully) : HILT
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Asian Turkey : ANATOLIA
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Way up : STAIR
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Sacred cows' home : INDIA
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Chew words : MUMBLE
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Cowboys' home : DALLAS
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Humbles : DEMEANS
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Thinks darkly : BROODS
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Man who knows : EXPERT
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Cuts : SLASHES
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"But there's ___ in your eyes" : YESYES
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Certain repeat rider : DESTRY
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Indian state : MYSORE
Down
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Surf noises : ROTES
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Strike ___ : APOSE
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N. J. port : PERTHAMBOY
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Gap : INTERVAL
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British awards: Abbr. : DSOS
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Shine giver : SUN
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Fashions : MODES
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Nuclear event : ATEST
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Thick : DENSE
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Early date : CLI
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According to : ALA
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Befoul : POLLUTE
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Shopper's memo : LIST
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Happy ending : BOYGETSGIRL
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___-les-Bains : EVIAN
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Wise men : SAGES
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Lace loop : PICOT
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Towel word : HIS
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Equal: Prefix : ISO
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Fries and simmers : BRAISES
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Monsoon products : RAINS
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Eur. capital : OSLO
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Cockney's brave man : ERO
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Vietnam's neighbor : LAOS
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Special ball game : ALLSTAR
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Fill : SATE
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Angora fabric : MOHAIR
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Exams : ORALS
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Good-turn group : BOYSCOUTS
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Fib : TALE
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Natives: Suffix : OTES
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Cape : NESS
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Tree of India : DAR
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Spanish hero : CID
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Grassy plant : SEDGE
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Interior : MIDST
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Pirate : CORSAIR
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Ornate : DRESSY
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Suntanned lad : BAREFOOTBOY
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Two wives of Henry VIII : ANNES
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Garnish : PARSLEY
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In ___ of temper : AFIT
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Calif. wine city : LODI
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Divot ingredient : TURF
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Sum: Abbr. : AMT
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Repast : TEA
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U. S. capital : BOISEIDAHO
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___-mémoire : AIDE
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Citizen Kane's Rosebud : SLED
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Prefix for potent : OMNI
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Optical device : PRISM
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Space : AREA
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Decimal base : TEN
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Impetuosity : RASHNESS
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Begged : PLEADED
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Sash : OBI
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G-men's org. : FBI
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Acts arrogantly : LORDS
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Namby-___ : PAMBY
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Harden: Var. : ENURE
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Eye in the sky : SAMOS
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Cay : ISLET
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Jane Addams's partner : STARR
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Kind of pudding : HASTY
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Batter's product : LINER
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Cup, in France : TASSE
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Tea shoppe word : OLDE
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Minus : LESS
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"___ be wrong, but ... " : IMAY
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Hewer : AXE
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Records: Abbr. : LPS
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Tree : ELM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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