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New York Times, Tuesday, September 5, 1972

21-Across : Inveterate

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,424
Across
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Garden bloom : ASTER
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Mine passage : ADIT
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Office worker : STENO
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Lighten : ALLEVIATE
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Creator of Tess : HARDY
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One way to buy : MAILORDER
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Blunder : ERR
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Deal lightly : TOY
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Inveterate : SWORN
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Avian weapons : TALONS
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Vegetable, for short : BAGA
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Pour off : DECANT
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Sweet : HONEYED
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Western brick : ADOBE
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Sudden shocks : JOLTS
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Professional men: Abbr. : DRS
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Witticisms : MOTS
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"___ Bulba" : TARAS
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Insignificant one : SNIP
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Place : PUT
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English county : HANTS
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Fissile rock : SHALE
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Sandals for Mercury : TALARIA
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Dessert : TRIFLE
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Biblical oldster : ENOS
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Young animal : LIONET
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George Ade's fable style : SLANG
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"___ the ramparts ... " : OER
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Red man : REE
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Old or New : TESTAMENT
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Kind of pneumonia : LOBAR
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Cross : INTERSECT
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Outing spoiler : RAIN
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Very, in Rouen : TRES
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Donne's forte : VERSE
Down
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Tennis name : ASHE
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Began : STARTEDOUT
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Pottery piece : TERRACOTTA
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Lineman : END
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"Rob ___" : ROY
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Aegean island : SAMOS
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Entertainment : PLAY
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Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Wire: Abbr. : TEL
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Travel route : AIRWAY
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Wall section : DADO
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Road for Tiberius : ITER
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Gull-like bird : TERN
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French mountains : VOSGES
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Powerful stuff : TNT
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Research locales : LABS
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Bill : ONE
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Gauchos' weapons : BOLAS
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White ___ : ANTS
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Humid : DAMP
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Azores port : HORTA
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"Giant" name : EDNAFERBER
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Precisionists : DRILLTEAMS
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Miss Paige : JANIS
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Pacific aroid : TARO
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Climb in a way : SHIN
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Airport unit : HANGAR
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Broadway sign : SRO
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Of a season : LENTEN
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Shooting: Fr. : TIR
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Riga residents : LETTS
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Activity : STIR
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Russian river : LENA
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Italian city : ASTI
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Formerly : ONCE
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Great Lake city : ERIE
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Denver time listing : MST
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Poetic word : EER
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Bulgarian coin : LEV
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Cadiz cheer : OLE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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