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New York Times, Saturday, September 2, 1972

43-Down : People who entice

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,421
Across
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Harness race : PACE
5
Las ___ : VEGAS
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Second word of "The Raven" : UPON
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Arabian gulf : OMAN
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Not idle : INUSE
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Fury : RAGE
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Certain pursuits : WILDGOOSECHASES
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Hero of a best-seller : SEAGULL
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Attack : ONSET
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Farewell, to Cicero : VALE
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Plant shoot : SPROUT
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Not liable to : EXEMPT
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Raree : PEEPSHOW
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Horse : MARE
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Babble : PRATE
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Age : ERA
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Prefix in chemistry : OXA
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Trembling : AQUIVER
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___ Romana : PAX
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Poetic contraction : TIS
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Undersized : RUNTY
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Flatfish : SOLE
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Intensify : ESCALATE
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Sacked : LOOTED
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Greek letters : OMEGAS
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Hawaiian fish : ULUA
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Boston athlete : BRUIN
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Certain serviceman : DRAFTEE
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The old college try : CONCERTEDEFFORT
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Appointment : DATE
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Pivotal : POLAR
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For fear that : LEST
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Tortoise genus : EMYS
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Servers : TRAYS
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This: Sp. : ESTE
Down
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Certain captives : POWS
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French friend : AMIE
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Twain locale : CALAVERASCOUNTY
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Chess climax : ENDGAME
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Rainbow color : VIOLET
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Man's nickname : GUS
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"Peer Gynt" character : ASE
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Dry, as wine : SEC
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Between Saturn and Neptune : URANUS
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Dinner-table words : PASSTHEPOTATOES
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Aerie : NEST
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Devour : GULP
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Barrel worker : HOOPER
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Elves : SPRITES
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Lumberman's hook : PEAVY
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Network : RETE
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Reference line, in math : XAXIS
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Papal cape : ORALE
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Increased : WAXED
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___ del Este : PUNTA
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TV's Francis : ARLENE
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Morass : QUAG
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Light baked dish : SOUFFLE
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Priests' garments : AMICES
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People who entice : LURERS
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
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Between A and F : BCDE
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Wander : ROAM
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1944 event : DDAY
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Formerly, of old : ERST
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Annual document of a corp. : RPT
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Peak : TOR
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High note : ELA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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