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New York Times, Monday, August 14, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,402
Across
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Facts : DATA
5
Part of a flight : STAIR
10
Kind of hopper : CLOD
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October's gem : OPAL
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Sample : TASTE
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Win approval : SELL
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Strange : ALIEN
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Geological period : AEON
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Surpassed : EXCELLED
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Large hawk : OSPREY
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Hippie-haired animal : YAK
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Choice part : ELITE
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Headache compound: Abbr. : APC
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Christmas boy : TIM
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Goa powder : ARAROBA
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Contrary Mary et al. : GARDENERS
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Jolly one : ROGER
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On the sheltered side : ALEE
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Goblet : GLASS
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Musician Peter : NERO
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Abounds : TEEMS
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Dense growths : THICKSETS
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Adopt : ESPOUSE
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Period : ERA
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Pronoun : SHE
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Set of beliefs : CREDO
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Paintings, sculpture, etc. : ART
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Scraped together, with "up" : SCARED
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Design sewed on material : APPLIQUE
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Pompeii mantle : LAVA
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Two on the ___ : AISLE
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Change color : TURN
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Leave out : OMIT
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One who attempts : TRIER
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Maggiore : LAGO
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Unites : WEDS
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Bridge seats : EASTS
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"The night has a thousand ___" : EYES
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Pill intake : DOSE
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Summit : APEX
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Powder : TALC
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Home of many cats : ALLEY
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Approaching stealthily : STALKING
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"A ___ of Two Cities" : TALE
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Stage remark : ASIDE
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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French painter : RENOIR
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Overseers of a sort : CHAPERONS
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Side glance : LEER
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Gainsay : DENY
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Like George Apley : LATE
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Play the choice role : STAR
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Movie dog : LASSIE
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Marble : AGATE
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Loses color : PALES
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Move slowly : CREEP
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Prepared cheese for a fondue : MELTED
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Moldings : OGEES
34
Pier space : BERTH
35
Got up : AROSE
37
Certain voters : DEMOCRATS
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Cheer : RAH
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Road graders : SCRAPERS
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Unfailing : SURE
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Marx : KARL
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Composed : SEDATE
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Desert's compensation : OASIS
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Book-cover entry : TITLE
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Like also-rans : SLOW
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"___ the dawn" : CAME
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Ardent : AVID
60
Russian whip : PLET
61
Wharf : QUAY
62
Impel : URGE
63
Son of Seth : ENOS
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Biblical aide to David : IRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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