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New York Times, Tuesday, September 19, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,438

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Across
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Coarse wools : ABBS
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Botanical suffixes : ODIES
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Twelfth-century date : MCVI
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Simple : MERE
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Thought about : CONSIDERED
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Suit popular in sugar-daddy days : BREACHOFPROMISE
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River to Volga : OKA
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Flynn : ERROL
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Pound et al. : POETS
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Ray : SKATE
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In ___ (confused) : AMESS
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Allende's country : CHILE
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Class : GENUS
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Where lts. are made : OCS
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Marmalade ingredients : RINDS
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Ages : ERAS
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Stubborn one : MULE
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Johnson : ARTE
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James T. Farrell hero : STUDS
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To ___ : ATEE
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Light : NEON
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___ homo : ECCE
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"The Lady Is a ___" : TRAMP
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O. T. book : ISA
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Suspends : HALTS
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Storms : RAGES
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Feature of a stagnant pond : SLIME
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___ example : SETAN
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De Valera : EAMON
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Mixed up : ATSEA
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Here, in Paris : ICI
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___ little finger (dominate) : TWISTAROUNDONES
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Condenses : TELESCOPES
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Jujube : TSAO
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German river : EDER
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Ardent : AFIRE
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Vingt-___ : ETUN
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Early pulpit : AMBO
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Mass. vacation area : BERKSHIRES
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Show pleasure : BREAKINTOASMILE
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Red, for one : SEA
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Yellow pigment : OCHRE
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Kind of mat : DOOR
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Inside stuff : INFO
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Scenic walks : ESPLANADES
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Term of address : SIR
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Notes : MEMOS
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Objects to : CRIESOUTAGAINST
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Garment : VEST
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Fateful day : IDES
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___ out (solves) : DOPES
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Whales : CETES
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Famous Pilgrim : ALDEN
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Tousle : MUSS
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Skull: Prefix : CRANI
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Escape : GETCLEAROF
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Spew forth : ERUCT
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France's Tiger : CLEMENCEAU
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Oozes : SEEPS
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Corday's victim : MARAT
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Dressmaker's concern : SEAM
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Trample : TREAD
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Suggestions : HINTS
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Unlucky one : LOSER
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Common item : SENSE
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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Frightened : AWED
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African antelope : TOPI
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Litigant : SUER
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"The bird ___ the . . . " : ISON
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Here: Sp. : ACA
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Native: Suffix : OTE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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