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New York Times, Saturday, September 16, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { H K Q W }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,435
Across
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Overtook : PASSED
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Highly seasoned stew : RAGOUT
13
Meat roll : RISSOLE
14
Printing mistake : ERRATUM
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Actress Parsons : ESTELLE
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Quondam : ONETIME
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Man's nickname : STU
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"___ golden slippers" : DEM
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Heavy drinker : SOT
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Troy weight: Abbr. : LBT
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Justice Stewart : POTTER
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Banishment : EXILE
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Owner of a famous cow : OLEARY
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One who assays : ANALYZER
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Lusterless: Fr. : TERNE
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Hit hard : SLOG
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English letters : ZEDS
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Removed from office : DEPOSED
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Lanchester : ELSA
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Needle bearer : PINE
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Like spurs : JANGLING
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Heavy hammer : SLEDGE
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Getting ready to drive : TEEING
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Hudson or Maxwell : CAR
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Landon : ALF
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Juniors' superiors: Abbr. : SRS
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Kind of Latin : PIG
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Oberon's wife : TITANIA
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Bowl for fruits, etc. : COMPOTE
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Have ___ chance : ASECOND
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Collected : AMASSED
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Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
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Carried on : RANTED
Down
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Old coin of Spain : PISTOLE
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More shrewd : ASTUTER
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Compass point : SSE
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Patched, as a pipe : SOLDERED
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Writer Queen : ELLERY
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Judge : DEEM
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Old autos : REOS
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Italian river : ARNO
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Witch-baker : GRETEL
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Certain grass : OAT
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Turn to profitable account : UTILIZE
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What Jack and Jill did : TUMBLED
13
Replace on a mark : RESPOT
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Verse patterns : METERS
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Sunbather's objective : TAN
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Alphabetic sequence : XYZ
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Together : ALONG
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Rudolph's claim to fame : NOSE
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One of man's seven : AGE
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Short ride : SPIN
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Roof piece : EPI
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Valley dweller : DALESMAN
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Lava : EJECTA
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Tibetan worshiper : LAMAIST
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Humdinger : SNORTER
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Moving force: Abbr. : AGT
42
Churchill's sign : VEE
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Fatty : ADIPOSE
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Kindled : IGNITED
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Walked fast : LEGGED
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Look to for support : LEANON
48
Cell framework : STROMA
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Bits of thread : LINT
54
Lose color : FADE
55
Lasting effect of trouble : SCAR
58
Honor card : ACE
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L.A. time : PST

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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