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New York Times, Friday, September 22, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,441

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Across
1
Shades : TONES
6
Lynda Bird ___ : ROBB
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Melodic subject : TEMA
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Black piano key : SHARP
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Confederate : ALLY
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Enthusiastic : AVID
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Lead-in, for short : INTRO
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Magical place : FAIRYLAND
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___ game (pitcher's feat) : NOHIT
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Absorbs : SOAKSIN
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Loop in anatomy : ANSA
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Site of Expo '70 : OSAKA
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Kind of way or plank : GANG
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Descendant : SON
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Sweet-sounding : DULCET
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Olive tree's relative : ASH
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Played quoits : THREW
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A million ___ : TOONE
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Survive the hard way : WEATHERTHESTORM
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Meat cut : SHANK
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Trim : LOP
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Allen and Reeves : STEVES
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Business letter abbr. : ATT
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Kind of driver : PILE
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Oust : EVICT
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N. C. college : ELON
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___ as a daisy : ASFRESH
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Gas used in light tubes : ARGON
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Like some supplies : DWINDLING
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Fuel a fire : STOKE
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Grey : ZANE
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Collar : ETON
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Balkan capital : SOFIA
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Bavarian river : EGER
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Letter ending for some notes : RSVP
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Tender : OFFER
Down
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Chinese dynasty: Var. : TSIN
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Words of disappointment : OHNO
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Noted regretter : NATHANHALE
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Astray : ERRING
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Catches sight of : SPOTS
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Actor Vallone : RAF
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Felicity : BLISS
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Route off the beaten track : BYROAD
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Indulge in gossip : TALKALOT
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Actress Saint et al. : EVAS
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Skirt : MINI
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Math process: Abbr. : ADDN
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City on the Lena : YAKUTSK
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Tennis star : ASHE
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The ___ got away : ONETHAT
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Trinkets: Var. : GAWDS
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"Have ___, please" : ASEAT
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Hockey star and family : ORRS
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Taft-Hartley term : COOLINGOFF
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Join : ENROL
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Arizona city. : TEMPE
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Filched : THIEVED
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"___ a life!" : WHAT
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Innkeeper : TAVERNER
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Cooperstown name : SISLER
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___ call : PORTOF
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Vouchers : CHITS
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Rodeo item : LASSO
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Wood-shaping tool : ADZE
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Booty : SWAG
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Kind of punishment : FINE
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Steinbeck character : OKIE
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Approach : NEAR
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Month: Abbr. : NOV
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Initials for U. S. output : GNP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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