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New York Times, Saturday, August 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,414
Across
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Sharp sound : CLAP
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East Indian fiber plant : AMBARI
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N.Y. lake group : SARANAC
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Florida angler's prize : TARPON
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Amati's town : CREMONA
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Horse : TROTTER
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With speed : AMAIN
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Grassy plain : LLANO
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River of Venezuela : ARO
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Hindu deity : RAMA
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Mrs. Longworth : ALICE
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Preminger : OTTO
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Netherlands town : EDE
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Dripping wet : ASOAK
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Legal right : DROIT
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Trailing plant : ARBUTUS
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Shirting : MADRAS
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Brother of Eris : ARES
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Plant stem : BINE
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Derisive laugh : HAWHAW
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Little Dipper star : POLARIS
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Neglects : OMITS
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City near Leipzig : HALLE
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Filch : NIM
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Sunflower state: Abbr. : KANS
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Medit. island, to French : CORSE
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Mallorca, for one : ISLA
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German connective : UND
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Ravine : GULCH
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Stakes : ANTES
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Name incorrectly : MISTERM
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Machine-shop items : OILCANS
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Play the flute : TOOTLE
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Spanish title : INFANTE
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Decks out : ARRAYS
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Tilt : CANT
Down
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Pitcher : CREAMER
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Vampire : LAMIA
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Presently : ANON
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Mythical piper : PAN
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Onset : ATTACK
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River to the Seine : MARNE
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Scottish soup : BROO
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Quick-witted : APT
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Kind of muscle : ROTATOR
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Lack of activity : INERTIA
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Panic : SCARE
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Large force : ARMADA
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Insensitive : CALLOUS
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Origin : ROOTS
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Geologic period : LIAS
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In___ (fretting) : ASTEW
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Tidiness : ORDER
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Aspects : AURAS
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Mother of Perseus : DANAE
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Money in Thailand : BAHTS
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Thousand, in France : MILLE
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Russian ballet : BOLSHOI
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Bunk : HOKUM
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Poisonous fungus : AMANITA
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Castle or knot : WINDSOR
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Paris square : PARC
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Kind of coffee : INSTANT
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Kind of partner : SILENT
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Baker Street resident : HOLMES
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En ___ : MASSE
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Like some locks : CURLY
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Quechua : INCAN
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___ move on : GETA
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Esparto : ALFA
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Business abbr. : INC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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