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New York Times, Wednesday, January 24, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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J
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O
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S
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H
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H
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I
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S
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A
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D
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D
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I
N
W
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T
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H
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N
K
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S
E
E
R
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B
E
A
C
H
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B
U
G
G
Y
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T
A
C
O
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S
S
T
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R
O
M
E
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A
R
E
A
S
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B
O
Z
O
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A
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E
R
I
A
L
S
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A
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R
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R
O
W
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R
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I
P
R
A
P
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V
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E
W
S
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E
S
P
Y
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T
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H
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A
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I
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I
C
E
D
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E
S
S
E
X
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E
E
L
S
38
D
E
L
L
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A
Q
U
A
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B
A
W
L
S
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E
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N
S
U
E
S
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E
S
S
A
Y
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R
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E
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W
R
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A
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I
R
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A
T
R
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P
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A
B
L
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F
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O
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E
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B
A
E
Z
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S
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K
I
L
L
F
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U
L
L
Y
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A
P
S
E
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H
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R
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T
R
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T
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T
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S
P
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63
N
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D
© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,565
Across
1
Rib : JOSH
5
Pronoun : HIS
8
Subjoin : ADD
11
Understanding : INWIT
13
Piece : HUNK
14
Vaticinator : SEER
15
Balloon-tired vehicle : BEACHBUGGY
17
Cantina fare : TACO
18
Fast jet : SST
19
European capital : ROME
20
Fields : AREAS
21
Galoot : BOZO
22
Namath specialties : AERIALS
24
Roadside symbol : ARROW
27
Stone wall : RIPRAP
29
Opinions : VIEWS
30
Make out : ESPY
31
Man of Bangkok : THAI
35
On the rocks : ICED
36
Chelmsford's county : ESSEX
37
Wrigglers : EELS
38
Dingle : DELL
39
___ fortis : AQUA
40
Outcries : BAWLS
41
Comes next : ENSUES
43
Effort : ESSAY
44
City-desk concern : REWRITE
47
Ouse feeder : AIRE
49
Anchor position : ATRIP
50
Competent : ABLE
51
Sentry's word : FOE
54
Singer Joan : BAEZ
55
With finesse : SKILLFULLY
58
Bishop's seat : APSE
59
Charter : HIRE
60
Figure of speech : TROPE
61
Vietnamese holiday : TET
62
Agent : SPY
63
Privation : NEED
Down
1
Sails : JIBS
2
Bucks : ONES
3
Clout : SWAT
4
___ jacet : HIC
5
Immense : HUGE
6
Common word ending : ING
7
Send soaring : SKY
8
Circe's isle : AEAEA
9
Paste-on : DECAL
10
Impurity : DROSS
12
Coverlets : THROWS
13
Capriccio : HUMORESQUE
14
Gypsy Rose Lee's forte : STRIPTEASE
16
Dickens : BOZ
20
Sky Altar : ARA
21
Expurgate : BOWDLERIZE
22
Open to placation : APPEASABLE
23
Sand-snake genus : ERYX
24
Greedy : AVID
25
U. S. playwright : RICE
26
Fishing gear : REEL
28
Eventuate : ISSUE
32
Conforms strictly : HEWS
33
Nazimova : ALLA
34
Suburb of Paris : ISSY
36
"___ of Eden" : EAST
40
Dispossessed : BEREFT
42
Small portion : NIP
44
Moroccan city : RABAT
45
Storehouse : ETAPE
46
Distort : WREST
48
Faulty : ILL
50
Vivacious : AIRY
51
Polar sight : FLOE
52
Greek flask : OLPE
53
Regarded : EYED
55
Commands for silence : SHS
56
Undressed hide : KIP
57
Jardiniere : URN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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