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New York Times, Saturday, August 12, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { B J Q V }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 101, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,400
Across
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Brings into being : PROCREATES
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Sacred bull : APIS
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High-echelon defense unit : AIRCOMMAND
16
Hawaiian bird : NENE
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Tailor's relative : DRESSMAKER
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Greek letter : ZETA
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Choice: Abbr. : SEL
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French heads : TETES
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Zenana : HAREM
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Bind again : RETIE
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Horses : PACERS
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One of the football bowls : GATOR
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Hospital equipment : XRAY
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Summer time : DST
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Cheese town : EDAM
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Have ___ (beware) : ACARE
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Suffix for cash : IER
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Ranks first : TAKESPRECEDENCE
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French soul : AME
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Verging on tears : WEEPY
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D. A.'s : ATTS
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Fond du ___ : LAC
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Med. course : ANAT
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Vulgar : GROSS
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Present : ONHAND
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"___ depends on you" : ITALL
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Scents: Var. : ATARS
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Indian city : POONA
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Islands of Indonesia : ARU
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Gossip : DIRT
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Character assassin : DENIGRATOR
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Andaman Islands native : ONGE
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Locate : SETTLEDOWN
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Experience : FEEL
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___ eyes to (condones) : CLOSESONES
Down
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Writing tablets : PADS
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Laugh, in Rouen : RIRE
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City of Russia : OREL
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Druggists' units: Abbr. : CCS
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Roll : ROSTER
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Irish patriot : EMMET
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Fine fiddle : AMATI
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Disapprove : TAKEEXCEPTIONTO
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Transmitter: Abbr. : SDR
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Soldier from Canberra : ANZAC
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Investigated in a way : PEEREDINTO
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Crosses : INTERSECTS
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Betsy Ross, e.g. : SEAMSTRESS
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Did a farm job : HAYED
22
TV series locale : ROME
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Cut costs : PARE
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Hear the latest dope : GETALOADOF
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Unyielding : ADAMANTINE
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Assume command : TAKECHARGE
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Pungent : RACY
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Kind of code : AREA
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Symbols of purity : SWANS
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Hang : PEND
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Warren : EARL
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Stands out : GLARES
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Soviet group : ARTEL
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Roofs of Paris : TOITS
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Viewpoint : ANGLE
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Rind : PEEL
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Egyptian god : ATON
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English poet : ROWE
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Receptacles : URNS
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Army medal : DSC
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Stir : ADO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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