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New York Times, Thursday, August 17, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,405
Across
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Indian mulberry : AAL
4
Sonic-speed word : MACH
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Ma Bell's boy : ALEX
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Arab vessel : DHOW
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Divas' fortes : ARIAS
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Mother of Castor : LEDA
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Munro : SAKI
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___ on! : RIGHT
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Mend, as a broken bone : KNIT
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Clubs : BILLIES
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Is in store for : AWAITS
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Old Irish fort : LISS
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Rock's relation : ROLL
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Nobody, in Spain : NADIE
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Torments : HARRIES
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Yale and Brown : IVIES
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Cause : BEGET
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Rosinante, for one : NAG
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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True's cousin : TRIED
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Directed : BADE
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Linkletter : ART
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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Tree resin : COPAL
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Toy bears : TEDDIES
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Aids' partner : ABETS
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___ miss : NEAR
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Raiment : GARB
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Great cellist : CASALS
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Germans, to British : JERRIES
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Eastern ruler : AMIR
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Weight allowances : TRETS
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Anthony : EDEN
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Swag : LOOT
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Uncouth person : YAHOO
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Eastern gown : SARI
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North Vietnam name : MINH
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Ben of "Treasure Island" : GUNN
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"Blue ___" : MAX
Down
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Gray-flannel specialties : ADS
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Melville seaman : AHAB
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Norse god of mischief : LOKI
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Home-run star : MARIS
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Ram of the sky : ARIES
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Smokes, for short : CIGS
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Word of surprise : HAH
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Soluble salt : ALKALI
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Delaware tribe : LENILENAPE
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Make corrections : EDIT
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Totem poles : XATS
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Jitters : WILLIES
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Featured : STARRED
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Trygve and family : LIES
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Malt infusion : WORT
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Actress Naldi : NITA
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Prevent : AVERT
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Swelling : DISTENSION
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___ apparent : HEIRS
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James or Tommie : AGEE
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Egyptian V.I.P. : SADAT
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Maxwellton feature : BRAE
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Sets : GELS
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Avid : THIRSTY
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Soho cops : BOBBIES
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East Indian mulberry : ODAL
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John Dickson ___ : CARR
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Famine : DEARTH
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Age : GETON
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Pyromaniac's aim : ARSON
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Pre-storm feature : CALM
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
50
Reckless driver : JEHU
51
Cheese : EDAM
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Wheys : SERA
55
Tease : RAG
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Nothing doing! : NIX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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