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New York Times, Tuesday, January 16, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,557
Across
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Branch : LIMB
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Novelist Kingsley : AMIS
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Casals : PABLO
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Equal, in Cannes : EGAL
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Carry on : RANT
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Airport area : APRON
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Tittle : IOTA
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Do secret-agent work : INFILTRATE
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French coin : FRANC
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Cuties : DOLLS
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Presided over : CHAIRED
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Clear : NET
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Unused : NEW
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Titan, for one : ICBM
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___ up (monopolizes) : SEWS
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Grapes : UVAS
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Lanchester : ELSA
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Dine at home : EATIN
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Abhor : DESPISE
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Without exception : BARNONE
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Join : ENTER
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Memento of a scrape : SCAB
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Speaker of baseball : TRIS
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Farm animals : EWES
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Coptic cleric's title : ANBA
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Cascades or Tetons: Abbr. : MTS
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Brown : RAP
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Arctic wastes : TUNDRAS
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High note : ELA
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Musical passage : RONDO
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Match : RIVAL
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Forte of the deaf : LIPREADING
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Lacquered ware : TOLE
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French notions : IDEES
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River in Germany : EDER
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Virginia willow : ITEA
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Gem weight : CARAT
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Barber and Ruffing : REDS
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Sine qua non : NEED
Down
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Son of Eric : LEIF
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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First name in spying : MATA
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Mont ___ : BLANC
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Greek nickname : ARI
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Jaws : MANDIBLES
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Apprises : INFORMS
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Fence passage : STILE
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O'Brien and Rooney : PATS
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Spring mo. : APR
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Head seizure of a sort : BRAINSTORM
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Lenya : LOTTE
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___ a time : ONEAT
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Law degrees : LLDS
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Greek letter : CHI
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Good for openers : ACES
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In the buff : NUDE
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Tied : EVEN
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Type of basket : WASTEPAPER
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Poet's word : EER
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Desideratum : WANT
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Gush : SPEW
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Wanton : ABANDONED
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Part of a monogram: Abbr. : INIT
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Cape : NESS
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Nation in Eur. : IRE
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Short form, for short : ABBR
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Voltaire novel : CANDIDE
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Where Zeno walked : STOA
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Swiss river : AAR
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Souvenir : RELIC
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Actress Valli : ALIDA
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___ a cloud : UNDER
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Protest form : SITIN
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Caesura : REST
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Record a preference : VOTE
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Opposite of aweather : ALEE
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Kind of balloon : LEAD
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American caricaturist : REA
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Metric weights: Abbr. : GRS

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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