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New York Times, Saturday, August 19, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,407

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Across
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Entree order : LAMB
5
Faced up to : DARED
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Wear away : ERODE
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Soprano Frances : ALDA
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Eat : BREAKBREAD
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Scottish refusals : NAES
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Vanocur of TV : SANDER
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Biblical precept : MITZVAH
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Certain believer : DEIST
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Iowa college : COE
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Red-pencil again : RECENSOR
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Months : APRILS
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Claim : AVER
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French income : RENTE
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Touch of frost : NIP
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Biblical land : NOD
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One-dish meals : POTPIES
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Hereditary factor : DNA
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Trappist cheese : OKA
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Lanchester et al. : ELSAS
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Pintado : SIER
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Gave courage to : NERVED
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Novas : NEWSTARS
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Wile : ART
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Blabbermouth : SIEVE
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Book for rereading : CLASSIC
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Midshipman : REEFER
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Lap robes : RUGS
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Etna output : MOLTENLAVA
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Soup pods : OKRA
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Terry : ELLEN
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Norse name : ERIC
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___ down (tire) : WEAR
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City near Casablanca : RABAT
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Printing mark : DELE
Down
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Work rooms : LABS
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Irish expletive : ARRA
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Carriage : MIEN
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Pretentious person : BLADDER
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Quake's aftermath : DEBRIS
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Caviar : ROE
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Dutch town : EDAM
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Inscribe in a way : DEDICATE
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German tank : PANZER
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European : SLAV
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Opinion : IDEA
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Window part : SASH
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Acute : KEEN
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Small sharks : TOPES
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Out of ___ (grumpy) : SORTS
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Boring tools : TREPANS
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Continued : RANON
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Call up : EVOKE
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Closet or chest : CEDAR
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Large country : INDIA
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Baseball hit : LINER
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Coast Guard women : SPARS
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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Gazes : PEERS
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Veteran : OLDTIMER
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Made tough : STEELED
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Eastern college : VASSAR
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Common contraction : WERENT
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Explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Boast : CROW
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Between Mark and John : LUKE
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Soft drink : COLA
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Get on : FARE
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Base : EVIL
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Atlantic cape : RACE
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Legal degree : LLB
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Drink : TEA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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