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ASSORTED WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 1972

Author:
Manuel Canyes
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 508 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Manuel Canyes has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,408
Across
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Rhythms : TEMPI
6
Suffers in a way : SMARTS
12
Music passage : CODA
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Pacific island group : LAGOON
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Seed coats : TESTAE
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Rectify : AMEND
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Certain family men : PILGRIMFATHERS
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Caged : PENTUP
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Water passage : INLET
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Strange : EERIE
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Physician : GALEN
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Island land: Abbr. : IRE
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Bagnold : ENID
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Kills time : IDLES
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Eastern church areas : BEMAS
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Young one : CHIT
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Thy, in Paris : TES
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Inter ___ : ALIOS
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Nature writer : SETON
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Poet Matthew : PRIOR
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Solon, for one : ATHENIAN
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Opera voices : BASSI
40
Calif. city : FRESNO
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P. I. natives : ATAS
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Shoe part : SOLE
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Most boring : DRIEST
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Panicky : SCARED
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Spars : SPRITS
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Insect molting stages : INSTARS
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Yarns : TALES
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Germ cell : SPORE
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Bamboo and rattan : CANES
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Miss Murray : MAE
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Jejune : ARID
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Actors' output : SPOKENWORDS
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Play a loggers' game : BIRL
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Columbia, in anthem : GEM
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Kind of fence : SPITE
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Legal wrongs : TORTS
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Skirt strip : PANEL
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Kind of triangle : ETERNAL
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Boys' hockey game : SHINNY
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Adoree et al. : RENEES
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In an orderly way : NEATLY
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Takes back, as one's words : EATS
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Direction : EAST
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Surgeon's finale : SUTURE
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Gets as due : EARNS
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Amazes : ASTOUNDS
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Inkles : TAPES
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Church areas : APSES
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Bind: Scot. : OOP
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Fruit-cake filler : DATE
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Ord and Knox : FORTS
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Snooped : PRIED
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Texas flag feature : STAR
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Black bird : ANI
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"Home, Sweet Home" author : PAYNE
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Heathen : PAGAN
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Boy, in Bonn : KNABE
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Of a metallic element : NIOBIC
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Poles apart : IRRECONCILABLE
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Fragrant seed : ANISE
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Pearly shells : NACRES
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Allow : ENABLE
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Law: Abbr. : STAT
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Viscid : GLAIRY
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Word in a Jane Austen title : SENSE
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Somewhat like Wilt : TALLISH
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Urged on : EGGED
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Sahl : MORT
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Hawaiian dish : POI
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___ res : INMEDIAS
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Gawks : STARES
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Wife of Zeus : METIS
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Tennis star : ASHE
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Archery items : TARGETS
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Seed-shaped cartilage : SESAMOID
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May and Ann : CAPES
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Augury : OMEN
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Haunt : DEN
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Winter dosage : ANTIHISTAMINE
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Songbird : LINNET
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Asian tree : DURION
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Vandalized treasure : PIETA
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Finger infection : FELON
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Stone: Prefix : PETRO
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Swedish district : LAN
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24-book poem : ILIAD
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Harass : BESET
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Whitecap : CREST
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Pays up : ANTES
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Frogs, toads, etc. : SALIENTIANS
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One of the media : PRESS
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Like some owls : EARED
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Canton of Norway : BORRE
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French brandies : FINES
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Rungs : SPOKES
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Melon features : RINDS
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Type of coach : STAGE
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Printing mark : CARET
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Sustaining processes : ALIMENTATIONS
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Blemish : SPOT
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" . . . the whips and ___ of time" : SCORNS
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Peep show : RAREE
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Betrays : SELLS
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Mishandle, as beans : SPILL
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Pretentious : ARTY
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Outpouring : SPATE
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Habits : WONTS
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African native : BANTU
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Kind of drum : SNARE
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Mexican money : PESOS
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Economize in a way : REUSE
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First word of a toast : HERES
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Scolded : RATED
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Desire : YEARNING
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Perfumes : ESSENCES
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City on the Meuse : SEDAN
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Muse : URANIA
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Wingless : APTERAL
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Of bees : APIAN
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V.I.P. : NOTABLE
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Feasible : DOABLE
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Berlin's river : SPREE
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Trifle : TOY
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Fleet of ships : ARGOSY
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Bezel : FACET
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Racehorse : PACER
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Scottish hill areas : SNABS
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Tuscany city : PISA
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Prefix for scope or meter : PERI
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Secret group : KLAN
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Harness part : BIT
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Big Board initials : RCA
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Fem. suffix : INE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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