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New York Times, Wednesday, August 16, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,404
Across
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Golfer's concern : STANCE
7
___ spumante : ASTI
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Sacrificial plate : PATERA
12
Baltic land : ESTONIA
15
Perennial movie re-release : GONEWITHTHEWIND
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Florid : ORNATE
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Attention-getting word : AHEM
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Even if: Var. : THO
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Sweetsop : ATES
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Channel port : DOVER
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Misleading one : LIAR
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Stringed instrument : LYRE
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European river : ODER
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U.S. clergyman : PEALE
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___ Armand, French cave : AVEN
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Deteriorated : RUSTED
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Overwhelmed : TEMPESTTOSSED
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More wily : FOXIER
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Cries of surprise : AHAS
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Put on the record : ENTER
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Cigarfish : SCAD
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Deep in tone : BASS
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British carbine : STEN
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Accra's nation : GHANA
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Devil's concern : SIN
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Jack of TV : PAAR
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Like most Parmesan : GRATED
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Not up to snuff : UNDERTHEWEATHER
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Runts : PEEWEES
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Horn : ANTLER
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Old Tunisian rulers : DEYS
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Bullocks : STEERS
Down
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Flashy : SPORTY
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Leather worker : TANNER
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Relaxed : ATEASE
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Salamander : NEWT
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Bemoaned : CRIEDOVER
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Consume : EAT
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Son of Jacob : ASHER
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Prow : STEM
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Haul : TOW
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Start : INITIATE
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Heavens : ETHER
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Sniffed : INHALED
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Looked up to : ADORED
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Game score : GOAL
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Be fancy-free : HAVENTACARE
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Poems : ODES
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Minus : LESS
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Cat : PUSS
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Imitator : APER
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Stagecoach robber : ROADAGENT
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Insurance form : TONTINE
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Protracted : EXTENDED
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Appearance : MIEN
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Word of comparision : THAN
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Tell all, informally : FESSUP
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Iranian rulers : SHAHS
37
Ringo or Paul : BEATLE
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Stamen part : ANTHER
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Shows scorn : SNEERS
40
Star in Cygnus : SADR
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Pearly items : GATES
45
Victim : PREY
47
Evaluate : RATE
49
Merino dam : EWE
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Burmese natives : WAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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