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New York Times, Wednesday, August 9, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,397

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Across
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Mortarboard : CAP
4
Enumerates : LISTS
9
Kind of apple : CRAB
13
Half: Prefix : SEMI
14
Shaw : ARTIE
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Latin man : HOMO
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Encourage : ABET
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Thousand, in Paris : MILLE
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Mountain goat : IBEX
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Kipling stories, to a cynic : JUSTSOSO
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Wisconsin city : RACINE
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Hindu holy man : SADHU
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Wind indicators : VANES
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Distort : GARBLE
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRREG
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___ face : ABOUT
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Words of understanding : ISEE
33
Louts : OAFS
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River port : DETROITMICHIGAN
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Scoria : SLAG
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Ore stratum : VEIN
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Coeur d'___ : ALENE
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Gets wind of : HEARS
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Beat : PULSED
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Reprimands : SLAPS
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Hungarian conductor Georg : SOLTI
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Future officers : CADETS
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Kind of rug : ORIENTAL
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Literary river : AVON
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Capitol unit : HOUSE
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River near Paris : OISE
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Honey buzzard : PERN
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Bobble : ERROR
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Disgusts : IRKS
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Ferber of Millay : EDNA
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Conduits : MAINS
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Help! : SOS
Down
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Philippine island : CEBU
2
Singer Ed : AMES
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Where the Ohio River begins : PITTSBURGHPENNA
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Pie à ___ : LAMODE
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Kind of linen : IRISH
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River port : STLOUISMISSOURI
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Sesame : TIL
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Cassandra : SEER
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Lake port : CHICAGOILLINOIS
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Spring sign : ROBIN
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Agreeable, old style : AMENE
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Recites the compass points : BOXES
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East Indian tree : SAJ
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City of Uruguay : SALTO
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City way: Abbr. : AVE
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Wanders idly : GADS
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Murder victim : ABEL
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List : ROTA
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Curb : REIN
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Payment chit: Abbr. : REC
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Roman chariot's way : ITER
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Ripens : AGES
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Temple, in poetry : FANE
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Prune: Scot. : SNED
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Marsh elder : IVA
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Terre ___ : HAUTE
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Founded: Abbr. : EST
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Pincers : PLIERS
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Scenic view : SCAPE
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Bathed : LAVED
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Garnish : ADORN
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Welles or Bean : ORSON
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Noah's eldest : SHEM
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Novice: Var. : TIRO
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Quizzes : ASKS
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French article : LES
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Mouths : ORA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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