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COMPOUNDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 10, 1972

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 710 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Thomas W. Schier has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,429
Across
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Yemen's capital : SANA
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Conducted oneself : ACTED
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Orange Bowl site : MIAMI
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Sitting Bull, e.g. : CHIEF
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D. C. agent : TMAN
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Tennyson heroine : ELAINE
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1,523-mile highway : ALCAN
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Prison of fiction : ZENDA
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Compassion : PITY
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Politician and actor : JAMESFARLEYGRANGER
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___ for trouble : ASK
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Safe, to a yegg : PETE
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Ashy residue : CALX
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Fruit : PEAR
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Cockney pad : OME
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Skating hazard : THINICE
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City of Georgia : ROME
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Renown : GLORY
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Kind of sapphire : STAR
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Barber's call : NEXT
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Subjoin : ANNEX
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___ Abner : LIL
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Audit man : CPA
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Muddled : FOGGY
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See 31 Across : BOSC
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Sudanese people : HAUSAS
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Circle parts : ARCS
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Family member : SON
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Writer Seton : ERNEST
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Math systems : CALCULI
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Spanish uncle : TIO
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Proof mark : CARET
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Keats works : ODES
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Cheese for pasta : PARMESAN
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Rooms with many windows : SOLARIA
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Equality seekers : WOMEN
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Word for Santa : JOLLY
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Soul, in Sèvres : AME
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Truck weight : ONETON
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Widow's income : DOWER
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Back of a book : DORSE
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Author of "The Affair" : SNOW
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Early Briton : PICT
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Area of a ship : ORLOPDECK
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Kind of appeal : SNOB
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On the summit : ATOP
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Two-faced deity : JANUS
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Words of surprise : OHBOY
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Auto-racing city : LEMANS
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Roman spirit : LAR
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Famous friend : DAMON
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Stage lights : SPOTS
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N. Y. lake group : SARANAC
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Discontinue : INTERMIT
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British P.M. : PEEL
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Oleoresin : ELEMI
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___ Juana : TIA
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Place for an easel : ATELIER
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Lathered : SOAPED
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Sphere : ORB
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Brook trout : CHAR
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October event : SERIES
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Majorcan port : PALMA
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Basilica part : APSE
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Allen : WOODY
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British medal : DSO
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Spanish queen : ENA
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"Lead ___ into . . . " : USNOT
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Valueless item : DAMN
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Italian family : ESTE
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Certain teacher : TUTOR
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Game score : LOVE
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U. S. writer : SAROYAN
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In statu ___ : QUO
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Native of Japan : AINU
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1,007 : MVII
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Scarce : THIN
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Self-esteem : EGO
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Writer and novelist : UPTONSINCLAIRLEWIS
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River to Baltic : ODER
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Muse : ERATO
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Ebb and neap : TIDES
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Queen : ELLERY
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Vt., N.H., etc. : NENG
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Arty gathering : SALON
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Indian wear : SARIS
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Fisherman : EELER
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Chip in : ANTE
Down
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March man, for short : STPAT
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Mennonite sect : AMISH
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Singer and songwriter : NATKINGCOLEPORTER
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Some : ANY
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Having wings : ALATE
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Happened, with "about" : CAME
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Deuce, e.g. : TIE
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Settle snugly : ENSCONCE
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Slander : DEFAME
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Karl or Zeppo : MARX
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State: Abbr. : ILL
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Card : ACE
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Prop for a spring dance : MAYPOLE
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Miss Stevens : INGER
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Ruler : CZAR
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Kind of party : HEN
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Metal mold : INGOT
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Plant disease : EDEMA
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Traveler : FARER
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Throw out : EJECT
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Poet and spirtual leader : ALEXANDERPOPEPAULVI
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Singer and essayist : RAYCHARLESLAMB
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Impish one : PIXY
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Certain films: Abbr. : NEGS
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Hosp. aides : RNS
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Cut ___ : GLASS
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Type of price : LIST
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Béchamel : SAUCE
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Top-rated : AONE
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Flourishing : PALMY
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Word for a chubby one : FATSO
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Sky sight near Taurus : ORION
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Adriatic wind : BORA
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Has-___ : BEEN
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Suffragist and statesman : SUSANBANTHONYEDEN
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Texas shrine : ALAMO
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Strength : SINEW
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Apostle and statesman : SAINTJAMESOTIS
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Montague's son : ROMEO
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Coolidge et al. : CALS
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Reptile, for short : CROC
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Words for a homer with one on : TWORUN
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Obese : PORKY
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On one's toes : ATIP
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Raptorial birds : OWLS
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Humorous : JOCOSE
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"___ disturb" : DONOT
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National concern : DEBT
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Animal body : SOMA
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Wild dog of India : DHOLE
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Italian saint : NERI
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False name : ALIAS
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Oncle's wife : TANTE
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Moslem lord : AMIR
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River nymph : NAIAD
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Timid : SCARY
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Uses a towel : DRIES
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Coal bed : SEAM
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Withered : SERE
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Abridge : ELIDE
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Pivotal : POLAR
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Found's partner : LOST
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" . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
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City in Virginia : DANVILLE
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Perry : COMO
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Deep purple : PETUNIA
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Mystery writer : POE
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Give notice to : WARN
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Evening party : SOIREE
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Field flower : DAISY
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Horseman: Lat. : EQUES
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Above : SUPRA
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Adding-machine reading : TOTAL
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Troop bodies : UNITS
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Draw together : SHIRR
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Spy : AGENT
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Oslo's land : NORGE
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Ever and ___ : ANON
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Kind of media : MASS
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Piping sound : TWEE
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Plains tribe : OTO
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Navy officer: Abbr. : CDR
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Neckwear : LEI
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Building wing : ELL
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Go ___ binge : ONA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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