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Merl Reagle
Merl Reagle

New York Times, Wednesday, September 20, 1972

Author:
Merl Reagle
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 8, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Merl Reagle has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles and 7 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,439
Across
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Common signature : ANON
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Basilica area : BEMA
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Proscribed : TABU
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Cousin of an adj. : ADV
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Clamored : ROARED
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C. B. De Mille output : EPIC
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Observe : SEE
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Parka wearer : ESKIMO
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Allow : LET
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Aviation group: Abbr. : NAA
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Hamburg donkey : ESEL
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Magnificent : SUPERB
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Comic-strip relative : UNK
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Delivered : SENT
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Sites of buried booty : TREASUREISLANDS
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Eskers : OSAR
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Music notes : TIS
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Music notes : RES
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Talking to a brick wall, e.g. : WASTINGONESTIME
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Tokyo, formerly : EDO
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Suffix with help or harm : FUL
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Celebrate loudly : RAISETHERAFTERS
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"There ___ any more" : ISNT
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Music notes : LAS
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Word for Rapunzel : TRESSY
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Biblical land : MOAB
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Relative of et al. : ETC
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"I think, therefore ___" : IAM
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Typos : ERRATA
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Gone : AGO
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O.T. book : EZRA
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Office people : STENOS
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Equivoque : PUN
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Common or proper word : NOUN
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___ stands now : ASIT
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Printer's dashes : EMS
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Broadway award : TONY
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Used up : ATE
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Doze : NAP
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Sash : OBI
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Atomic pacts : NUCLEARTESTBANS
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Emcee's phrase : LASTBUTNOTLEAST
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Canon hymn : ODE
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Ways out : AVENUESOFESCAPE
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Severs ties : BREAKSRELATIONS
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Speaks to the press : MAKESASTATEMENT
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Up : ARISEN
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Edit a text : EMEND
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Dimwits : DOLTS
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Pack : STOW
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Sky bear : URSA
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Potpie ingredients : PEAS
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Oil-drill equipment : RIG
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Crane or Brown : LES
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Cyprinoid fish : IDE
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Gnarl: Var. : NUR
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Jean Lafitte's haunts : ILES
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Russian hamlets : MIRS
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___ as pie : EASY
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Hoarfrosts : RIMES
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Of ___ (somewhat) : ASORT
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Words denoting square feet : INAREA
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Panama : HAT
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Brother : FRA
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Thou: Fr. : TOI
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Bollix, with "up" : GUM
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Popular school trip site : ZOO
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Hightail it : RUN
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At all : ANY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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