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New York Times, Monday, September 4, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,423
Across
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German spa : EMS
4
Runways : RAMPS
9
Pack : STOW
13
Cager Willis : REED
15
Eskimo boat : UMIAK
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Exhort : URGE
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Spread : OLEO
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Judgment : SENSE
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White, for one : SALE
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Showed off in a way : STRUTTED
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Burst : POPPED
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Porter's relative : BEER
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Kit : ETUI
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Made a memo : JOTTED
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Too big for one's ___ : BRITCHES
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Part of a Doric column : ARRIS
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Nonprofessional : LAIC
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Kansas city : IOLA
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Placed : LAIN
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Honors : CITES
38
Skip : OMIT
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Eager : AGOG
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On ___ toes : ONES
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Shoe fabric : SUEDE
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Harassed : PESTERED
44
Did a school transit job : BUSSED
45
Antler : HORN
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Pleased expression : GRIN
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Incomplete : UNDONE
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Appreciative : GRATEFUL
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Rich earth : LOAM
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Disbeliever : CYNIC
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Hindu deity : SIVA
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Resident of a doll house : NORA
59
Josh : TEASE
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Husky's tow : SLED
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Insects : ANTS
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Out of ___ : SORTS
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Month : MAY
Down
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Cupid : EROS
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Fix butter for popcorn : MELT
3
Sibyl : SEER
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Degenerated : RUSTED
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Moslem title : AMEER
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Care : MIND
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Dance step : PAS
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Disbelievers : SKEPTICS
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Disbelief : SUSPICIOUSNESS
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Catch : TRAP
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Stare at : OGLE
12
Useless growth : WEED
14
Disbeliever : DOUBTINGTHOMAS
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English river : TEES
23
Umpire's call : OUT
25
Indians : ERIES
26
Mexican plant : JALAP
27
Storm, in Paris : ORAGE
28
Fates et al. : TRIOS
29
Checked : BATED
30
Returns, as a pigeon : HOMES
31
Slide over : ELIDE
32
Cloyed : SATED
34
Fabric : LINEN
37
Checks exam papers : CORRECTS
41
Satisfy : SUIT
43
Time span : EON
44
British suspenders : BRACES
46
Kind of mill : GRIST
47
Forearm bone : ULNA
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Lunchtime : NOON
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Arrow : DART
50
Growl : GNAR
51
Movie : FILM
52
Optical component : UVEA
53
Windermere or Godiva : LADY
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Early British cavalry: Abbr. : YEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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