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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
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Soviet agency : TASS
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Those: Sp. : ESAS
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Foramen : PORE
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Agreed! : YES
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Lend ___ : ANEAR
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Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
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Post–W.W. II spy : ABEL
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Prelim : INTRO
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Notre Dame name : GIPPER
24
Samples : SIPS
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Rogers : ROY
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Battering units of West : LOSANGELESRAMS
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Kind of lease : LEND
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More trying : HARDER
32
Famous sculpture : PIETA
34
Old slave : ESNE
37
To-do : HASSLE
40
Waterfield : BOB
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Cart : DRAY
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Espy : SPOT
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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
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June fringe : TASSEL
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Hoffa et al. : TEAMSTERS
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Conrad : JOSEPH
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Poor maker of matches : MISMATER
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French region : ILE
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Mrs. Ram : EWE
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Intermezzos of a sort : HALFTIMESHOWS
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Conjunction : NOR
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Initials of affection : TLC
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Hirohito's son et al. : AKIHITOS
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BB launcher : AIRGUN
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"Write your Congressman ___ " : ORSENATOR
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Stadium sound : HURRAY
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Columbus, e.g. : GENOESE
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Hardened : ENURED
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Linemen : ENDS
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Nelson : EDDY
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City of Brazil : UBA
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Masculine : MANNISH
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First ___ : AID
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Starts, to poets : OPES
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Last mo. : DEC
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Greek god : HERMES
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Part of N.F.L.: Abbr. : NATL
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"The time ___" : ISNOW
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Flight : HEGIRA
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"Camino ___" : REAL
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Wisconsin moving man : GREENBAYPACKER
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French friend : AMI
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Castor's mother : LEDA
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Move away : DECAMP
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Free : LOOSE
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Meredith : DON
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Exam : ORAL
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Camptown events : RACES
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Numskulls : DOLTS
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Spitz, e.g. : DOG
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Trees : OAKS
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Cartoonist : NAST
Down
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Kind of back : TAIL
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Net units : SETS
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Bernhardt et al. : SARAHS
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Zola : EMILE
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Giant tureen : SUPERBOWL
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Peaks : ALPS
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Jeane Dixon : SEER
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Unitas, etc. : PASSERS
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Sash : OBI
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Instant ___ : REPLAY
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Suburban sights from a car : YARDSPASSING
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Artful : SLY
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Colman : RONALD
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Matured : AGED
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Kind of session : RAP
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So-so, with "no" : GREATSHAKES
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Ojibwa sect : MIDE
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Wise one : NESTOR
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Likes : TAKESTO
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Miss Bayes : NORA
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Boston : HUB
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Used up : ATE
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Red or Black : SEA
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Pronoun : ONE
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Colts' winter home : BALTIMOREMD
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Times: Abbr. : YRS
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Kicking unit : TOE
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Way: Abbr. : RTE
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Management : STEWARDSHIP
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Iran : PERSIA
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Go through ___ (progress) : APHASE
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Suffixes of origin : ESES
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Mornings: Abbr. : AMS
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___-jongg : MAH
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Woodall : JET
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Hooter : OWL
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Bench : SECONDSTRING
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Thread: Prefix : MITO
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Groza : LOU
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Ocean eagle : ERN
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Front fours, etc. : LINEUPS
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U. S. agency : FHA
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Small bird : TIT
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Whisky : RYE
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Casino or Rue : ROYALE
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Notre Dame name : HUNCHBACK
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Vase : URN
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Friend of David : REI
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Sweet cherry : GEAN
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Ferber : EDNA
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Scot's denial : NAE
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Business org. : NAM
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Sine ___ : DIE
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Campus org. : SDS
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Ohio tigers : BENGALS
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Old zither : ASOR
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Proclaim : HERALD
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Well men in Texas : OILERS
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Football fur: Var. : RACOON
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Conjoin : WED
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Singer Emma : EAMES
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Cons : GYPS
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Off center : ALOP
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Saarinen : EERO
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Campus sports org. : NCAA
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Beverage nut : KOLA
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Suffixes : ESTS
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Time-out : REST
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Tot up : ADD
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Jersey sound : MOO
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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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