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FIRST AND TEN

New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 1972

Author: Jack Rosenthal
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.88, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,422
Across Down
1. Soviet agency : TASS
5. Those: Sp. : ESAS
9. Foramen : PORE
13. Agreed! : YES
16. Lend ___ : ANEAR
18. Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
19. Post–W.W. II spy : ABEL
20. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
21. Prelim : INTRO
22. Notre Dame name : GIPPER
24. Samples : SIPS
25. Rogers : ROY
26. Battering units of West : LOSANGELESRAMS
29. Kind of lease : LEND
31. More trying : HARDER
32. Famous sculpture : PIETA
34. Old slave : ESNE
37. To-do : HASSLE
40. Waterfield : BOB
43. Cart : DRAY
44. Espy : SPOT
45. Indian : UTE
46. Florida beach : DAYTONA
49. Arctic native: Abbr. : ESK
50. Irish hill : TARA
51. Chicagoan : BEAR
53. Hand tool : TROWEL
54. Sevilla wives : ESPOSAS
57. June fringe : TASSEL
59. Hoffa et al. : TEAMSTERS
63. Conrad : JOSEPH
66. Poor maker of matches : MISMATER
67. French region : ILE
70. Mrs. Ram : EWE
71. Intermezzos of a sort : HALFTIMESHOWS
75. Conjunction : NOR
76. Initials of affection : TLC
77. Hirohito's son et al. : AKIHITOS
78. BB launcher : AIRGUN
80. "Write your Congressman ___ " : ORSENATOR
82. Stadium sound : HURRAY
85. Columbus, e.g. : GENOESE
87. Hardened : ENURED
89. Linemen : ENDS
93. Nelson : EDDY
94. City of Brazil : UBA
97. Masculine : MANNISH
99. First ___ : AID
100. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
101. Starts, to poets : OPES
102. Last mo. : DEC
103. Greek god : HERMES
105. Part of N.F.L.: Abbr. : NATL
106. "The time ___" : ISNOW
108. Flight : HEGIRA
111. "Camino ___" : REAL
113. Wisconsin moving man : GREENBAYPACKER
119. French friend : AMI
121. Castor's mother : LEDA
123. Move away : DECAMP
124. Free : LOOSE
125. Meredith : DON
126. Exam : ORAL
127. Camptown events : RACES
128. Numskulls : DOLTS
129. Spitz, e.g. : DOG
130. Greek letters : PSIS
131. Trees : OAKS
132. Cartoonist : NAST
1. Kind of back : TAIL
2. Part of A.D. : ANNO
3. Net units : SETS
4. Bernhardt et al. : SARAHS
5. Zola : EMILE
6. Giant tureen : SUPERBOWL
7. Peaks : ALPS
8. Jeane Dixon : SEER
9. Unitas, etc. : PASSERS
10. Sash : OBI
11. Instant ___ : REPLAY
12. Otherwise : ELSE
13. Suburban sights from a car : YARDSPASSING
14. W.W. II area : ETO
15. Artful : SLY
17. Colman : RONALD
18. Matured : AGED
23. Kind of session : RAP
27. So-so, with "no" : GREATSHAKES
28. Ojibwa sect : MIDE
30. Wise one : NESTOR
33. Likes : TAKESTO
35. Miss Bayes : NORA
36. Greek letters : ETAS
37. Boston : HUB
38. Used up : ATE
39. Red or Black : SEA
41. Pronoun : ONE
42. Colts' winter home : BALTIMOREMD
47. Times: Abbr. : YRS
48. Kicking unit : TOE
52. Way: Abbr. : RTE
55. Management : STEWARDSHIP
56. Iran : PERSIA
58. Go through ___ (progress) : APHASE
60. Suffixes of origin : ESES
61. Mornings: Abbr. : AMS
62. ___-jongg : MAH
63. Woodall : JET
64. Hooter : OWL
65. Bench : SECONDSTRING
66. Thread: Prefix : MITO
68. Groza : LOU
69. Ocean eagle : ERN
72. Front fours, etc. : LINEUPS
73. U. S. agency : FHA
74. Small bird : TIT
79. Whisky : RYE
81. Casino or Rue : ROYALE
82. Notre Dame name : HUNCHBACK
83. Vase : URN
84. Friend of David : REI
85. Sweet cherry : GEAN
86. Ferber : EDNA
88. Scot's denial : NAE
90. Business org. : NAM
91. Sine ___ : DIE
92. Campus org. : SDS
95. Ohio tigers : BENGALS
96. Old zither : ASOR
98. Proclaim : HERALD
101. Well men in Texas : OILERS
104. Football fur: Var. : RACOON
107. Conjoin : WED
109. Singer Emma : EAMES
110. Cons : GYPS
112. Off center : ALOP
114. Saarinen : EERO
115. Campus sports org. : NCAA
116. Beverage nut : KOLA
117. Suffixes : ESTS
118. Time-out : REST
119. Tot up : ADD
120. Jersey sound : MOO
122. Bao ___ : DAI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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