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New York Times, Saturday, September 23, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,442

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Across
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Dessert : FLAN
5
French revolutionist : MARAT
10
Chocolate ___ : CHIP
14
Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Tree of the Southwest : ALAMO
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“For ___ jolly good fellow” : HESA
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Take ___ (taste) : ASIP
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Desserts : LAYERCAKES
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Dessert : LEMONICE
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Desserts : TORTES
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Wrestling hold : LOCK
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Indigent : POOR
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Give in : ACCEDE
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Dessert : HONEYBUN
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Sends packing : SHOOS
33
Yogi : FAKIR
34
___ y plata : ORO
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Humphrey bailiwick: Abbr. : MINN
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Erato, Thalia, etc. : MUSES
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U. S. agent : TMAN
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Rutledge : ANN
39
Item following dessert : CIGAR
40
Kremlin cash : RUBLE
41
Dessert : DOUGHNUT
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Milieu for a glade : FOREST
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Tatting product : LACE
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Infinite time : AEON
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Join the cons : OPPOSE
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Dessert and fashion words : ALAMODES
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Desserts : CREAMPUFFS
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Fast, along the Seine : VITE
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“___ and serve” : HEAT
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Maintains good health : ISFIT
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Borgia’s married name : ESTE
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Damascenes: Abbr. : SYRS
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Loosens : EASES
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Baba au ___ : RHUM
Down
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Horse’s offspring : FOAL
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Misplace : LOSE
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Lively, in music: Abbr. : ANIM
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Dessert : NAPOLEON
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Bad wishes : MALICE
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Cry of woe : ALACK
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Comedienne Martha : RAYE
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French soul : AME
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Desserts : TORTONIS
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Full of carbon : CHARRY
11
Prefix meaning 100: Var. : HEKT
12
Words of understanding : ISEE
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Free ticket : PASS
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Dove, for example : COOER
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Gives silent assent : NODS
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Stud or draw : POKER
25
___ as a March hare : ASMAD
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Relative of khaki : CHINO
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Known, in Lyon : CONNU
28
Attacks : HASAT
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Dessert : BOMBE
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Europe–Asia boundary : URALS
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Composition for nine : NONET
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Bach opus : FUGUE
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Dessert : MINCEPIE
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Dessert : TURNOVER
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Gorge : CHASM
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Elbow space : ROOM
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Shows evil satisfaction : GLOATS
43
Dessert-laden meals : FEASTS
45
Bacharach opus : ALFIE
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Name in publishing : OCHS
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Victim : PREY
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Dessert for a dieter : PEAR
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Debating sides: Abbr. : AFFS
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Deep-___ apple pie : DISH
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Two of Caesar’s last words : ETTU
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Have the aspect of : SEEM
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Amer. : USA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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