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New York Times, Friday, September 29, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,448
Across
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K. C. leader : CHIEF
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Supporter of the world : ATLAS
11
Barnyard denizen : PIG
14
Must : HASTO
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Cleveland color : BROWN
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Blackbird : ANI
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Houston worker : OILER
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Phila. bird : EAGLE
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Chinese tea : CHA
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Magician’s word : PRESTO
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Partner of dose : DESE
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Keating, for short : KEN
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Cries of surprise : YIPES
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Spanish painter : SERT
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Insistent one : DEMANDER
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Loan-shark practices, old style : USURES
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___ Arabia : SAUDI
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As frisky ___ : ASAPUP
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___ nose off to spite . . . : CUTONES
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African grasses : NAPIERS
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Do an ushering job : RESEAT
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Assume : ENDUE
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Burns : ROBERT
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San Diego steeds : CHARGERS
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Greek god : ARES
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As silent as ___ : ATOMB
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Hostelry : INN
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Colombian city : CALI
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Dallas outdoorsman : COWBOY
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U. N. name : DAG
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Banker Kahn et al. : OTTOS
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One of the five W’s : WHERE
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Greek letter : ETA
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Detroit animals : LIONS
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Chinese weight : LIANG
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Electrical unit : REL
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On edge : TENSE
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Young codfish : SPRAG
Down
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Meat cut : CHOP
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Slim margin : HAIR
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Wight or Man : ISLE
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French times : ETES
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S. F. pioneer : FORTYNINER
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Honest one : ABE
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Wall St. men : TRADERS
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Booths : LOGES
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Tools : AWLS
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Snick’s partner : SNEE
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Green Bay workman : PACKER
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Belong : INHERE
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Local monsters : GIANTS
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Resembling: Suffix : OID
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Kind of porridge : PEASE
26
Serving as a film extra : SUPING
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Army medal : DSC
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French drink : EAU
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Kind of investment fund: Abbr. : MUT
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Esteems highly : ADORES
31
___ tree : UPA
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Large containers : SUPERBOWLS
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Flower: Prefix : ANTHO
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N. Y. time : EST
39
Dutch town : EDE
40
Capek title : RUR
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Its, in France : SES
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Deeds : ACTIONS
45
Oakland outlaw : RAIDER
46
High-flown : ORNATE
47
Cincinnati beast : BENGAL
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Military group: Abbr. : AMC
51
Illinois city : ALTON
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Baltimore yearling : COLT
54
End in ___ (be even) : ATIE
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Defeat, sportswise : WHIP
57
Chicago animal : BEAR
58
Trieste wine measure : ORNA
59
Safecracker : YEGG
62
Compass point : SSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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