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WORD DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 1972

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,394
Across
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Baby word : DADA
5
Smith et al. : ALS
8
N.C.O. : CORP
12
Decks : PACKS
17
Army addresses : APOS
18
Type of opera : SOAP
19
Expect : AWAIT
21
Sound from a lily pad : CROAK
22
Pegasus, in a way : HIGHHORSE
24
Mailer of a sort : PICTURETUBE
26
Spanish article : LAS
27
Like a top seller : HOTTEST
29
To be: Fr. : ETRE
30
TV annoyance : SNOW
31
Bus-rider's purchase: Abbr. : TFR
33
Alan or Robert : ALDA
34
Coty : RENE
35
Recipe units: Abbr. : TBS
36
Exam : ORAL
38
Looks : SEEMS
40
Damage : DEFACE
43
Melodic : LYRIC
45
Military units : GROUPS
48
Fixes leftovers : REWARMS
51
Due : DESERTS
54
Israeli natives : SABRAS
56
Biblical crossing : REDSEA
57
Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
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Standish : MILES
61
Error's partner : TRIAL
62
Prefix with light : TWI
65
Marquand's Mr. : MOTO
66
Like mosaic : INLAID
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___ Benedict : EGGS
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Port: Abbr. : HAR
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Recently delivered : BORNYESTERDAY
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Society-page word : NEE
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Skinner : OTIS
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Polytheists : PAGANS
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Raines : ELLA
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Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
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Western or country fare : MUSIC
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Designer Emilio : PUCCI
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Cherished ones : DEARS
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Moslem elite : ASHRAF
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Cover : SHROUD
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Subsidiary news piece : SIDEBAR
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Where reds turn blue : SIBERIA
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Tightened : TENSED
98
Baffle : STUMP
99
Repairs Venus de Milo : REARMS
101
Flocks of mallards : SUTES
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Arab scholar : ALIM
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Peking name : MAO
106
Letters for Old MacDonald : EIEI
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Composer Thomas : ARNE
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Neighbor of Md. : DEL
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Debates: Abbr. : ARGS
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One ___ (ball game) : OCAT
113
Banana plant : PLATANO
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Zero, literally : ROUNDNUMBER
121
Bread-end, in Havana : CUBANHEEL
123
Snide attack : SMEAR
124
Bobby ___ : SEALE
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Card : TREY
126
Some votes : AYES
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Catches : HASPS
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Over-from-Dover time : DDAY
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Holy ___ : SEE
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Thread: Prefix : NEMO
Down
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Arlene : DAHL
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Upolu port : APIA
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Pluto and Lassie : DOGSTARS
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Light color : ASH
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Arteries : AORTAS
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Finish of a relay : LASTLEG
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Certain drivers : SPEEDERS
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Mil. title : CAPT
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W. W. II agency : OWI
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Hot-rod man : RACER
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Fixed dates : PITTED
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Portion: Abbr. : PCE
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Black and fine : ARTS
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"This window closed," etc. : COUNTERSIGNS
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Skewered meat cubes : KABOB
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Swerves : SKEWS
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___ Canals : SOO
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Spatula : TURNER
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Relative of 128 Across: Abbr. : HHR
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Jacket : REEFER
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Tropical isle : SAMOA
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Handbill : FLIER
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Experienced : OLD
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Bread : RYE
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Some underwater trips : SUBMISSIONS
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"Mad as ___ . . . " : AWET
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Nucleus : CADRE
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Bit : CRUMB
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Type of dress fabric : PRINT
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Pierre's parlor : SALLE
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Scanty : MEAGER
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Mud volcanoes : SALSES
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Scout unit : TROOP
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Henchman : SATRAP
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Shriveled : SEARED
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Roman garment size : LONGUS
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Edges : SIDLES
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Wolfe or à Kempis : THOMAS
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It came after the twist : WATUSI
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Paddy's slippers : IRISHBROGUES
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Regatta entry : YACHT
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French ink : ENCRE
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Scotland, etc. : YARDS
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"Yes, ___!" : SIREE
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Face, in Spain : CARA
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Stiff hairs : SETAE
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Bombard : FIREON
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Familiar : USUAL
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Takes away : DETRACTS
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What Elsie might catch : BULLSEYE
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French friend : AMI
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Turns, for short : RPM
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___ curiae : AMICUS
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Service plate : DENTURE
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Furrowed : SEAMED
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U.S.S. Hornet, in a way : SEABEE
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Wet place : MARSH
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Huisache feature : AROMA
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"I've got ___ and that . . . " : ITBAD
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Put on : DON
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Breeze : SNAP
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Victim : PREY
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Con vote : NAY
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Abound : TEEM
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As well : ALSO
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A.M.A. members : DRS
120
High note : ELA
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Dynasty of China : HAN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 9 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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