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New York Times, Monday, August 21, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,409
Across
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Belief : DOGMA
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Kind of sauce : HARD
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June honorees : DADS
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Of birds : AVIAN
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Money changing : AGIO
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Organ reed stop : OBOE
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Corklike wood : BALSA
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Safecracker : YEGG
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Departed : GONE
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Certain roofer : SLATER
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Some verse : DOGGEREL
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Waikiki cooking pits : IMUS
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Gives a new value to : RERATES
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Aerial battle : DOGFIGHT
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Company exec. : DIR
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"___ league onward" : HALFA
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Seed covers : ARILS
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May honoree : MOM
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Loads for freighters : ORES
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Without emotion : DRYLY
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Dandy : DUDE
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Letter : WYE
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Thicket : COPSE
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Met features : SOLOS
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Calendar abbr. : AUG
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Colorful fliers : TANAGERS
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Peter or Paul : APOSTLE
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Petty or hard item : CASH
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Exhausted : DOGWEARY
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Hardy : THOMAS
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Wing, in Paris : AILE
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Library item : TOME
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Word with jerry : BUILT
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Court entry : PLEA
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"___ my duty" : IDID
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Honshu peak : ASAMA
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Ivory in the raw : TUSK
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Galba's predecessor : NERO
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Adjust : RESET
Down
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Relatives of sole : DABS
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Ellipsoidal : OVAL
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Western monster : GILA
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Large dogs : MASTIFFS
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Lack of vigor: Var. : ANAEMIA
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Thing to make in the sunshine : HAY
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Like some cheese : AGED
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Harshness : RIGOR
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Stubbornly : DOGGEDLY
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Turned-down leaf : DOGEAR
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Halt prematurely : ABORT
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Recipient : DONEE
13
Blinds, in falconry : SEELS
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Export of Mideast : RUG
23
Cape ___ Nez, France : GRIS
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Quick-witted : SHARP
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Red Sea transport : DHOW
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Bladelike, old style : OARY
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Kind of club : GLEE
30
Appointment : TRYST
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Of the intestine : ILEAC
35
Stubborn one : MULE
36
Be in bad ___ : ODOR
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Kind of jacket : MESS
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Jargon : DOGLATIN
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Place for wayward husbands : DOGHOUSE
42
Cunning : CUTE
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Window part : SASHBAR
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___ as a kitten : ASWEAK
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Cole : NAT
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Acclimatize : ADAPT
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French soldier : POILU
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Girl-watches : OGLES
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Wear away : ERODE
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Norse god : YMIR
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Orangutan : MIAS
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Egyptian girl dancer : ALME
57
Suffix for gyro or rheo : STAT
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Ancient Tokyo : EDO

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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