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New York Times, Monday, August 7, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,395
Across
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Plays a game : GOLFS
6
Siva's wife : DEVI
10
Nobel physicist : RABI
14
Exams : ORALS
15
At all : EVER
16
Russian sea : ARAL
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Set a goal : AIMAT
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Possessed : FANATICAL
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Defunct magazine : LOOK
21
Certain films : WESTERNS
22
Christie murder locale : BLUETRAIN
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Decree : EDICT
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Dogpatch possessive : YER
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Words of a yes-man : METOO
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Reporter Pyle : ERNIE
30
___ judicata : RES
31
Washington initials of 1930's : NRA
33
Reference works: Abbr. : OEDS
34
Inventor's concern : PATENT
37
Thickets : COPSES
39
Lengths of time : AGES
40
Meet : SIT
43
Informal greetings : HIS
44
"Out to ___" : LUNCH
46
Count ___ (take attendance) : NOSES
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Reverence : AWE
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Mister ___ : MAGOO
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Farina, e.g. : HOTCEREAL
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Goes berserk : RUNSAMOK
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Parched : ARID
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Barney Google's horse : SPARKPLUG
59
Long for : CRAVE
60
German article : EINE
61
This: Fr. : CECI
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Insects : MITES
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Alan of films : LADD
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Touring-pro Arthur : ASHE
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Slow to act : INERT
Down
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Touring-pro Bob : GOALBY
2
Bright bird : ORIOLE
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Actress Dorothy : LAMOUR
4
Chip : FLAKE
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Certain plane: Abbr. : SST
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Overcome : DEFEAT
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Avoidance : EVASION
8
Atlantic City avenue : VENTNOR
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Dies ___ : IRAE
10
Bacharach subject : RAINDROPS
11
Trig functions : ARCSINES
12
Sound from down under : BAA
13
Poorly : ILL
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Bring to bay : TREE
21
Forces loose : WRESTS
23
U. S. agents : TMEN
25
Murder: Suffix : CIDE
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Heroine of fiction : TESS
30
Scrubbed again : RESCOURED
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"Will you take ___?" : ACHECK
34
Florida trademark : PALM
35
___ Caliente : AGUA
36
100 C's : TENGRAND
38
French river : OISE
41
Breathes : INHALES
42
Excess : TOOMUCH
45
Toot : HONK
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Cigar : STOGIE
48
Supply with oxygen : AERATE
49
Voluntary forfeit : WAIVER
50
Firstborn : ELDEST
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___ to go : RARIN
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Humane org. : SPCA
57
French table item : SEL
58
Pacific herb : PIA
59
901, to Caesar : CMI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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