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New York Times, Friday, January 26, 1973

65-Across : Dares

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,567
Across
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Big gulf : ABYSS
6
Kid : RIB
9
Force : DINT
13
Institute in N. Y. : PRATT
14
Time period : ERA
15
Estate : MANOR
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Bet participant : TAKER
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Take ___ in hand : PEN
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Tilled land : ARADA
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You're welcome: Sp. : DENADA
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Part of a culture : FOLKWAY
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Site of confusion : TOWEROFBABEL
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Utters : SAYS
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Common abbr. : ETC
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Poetic start : OPE
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Strain : TRY
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Author Harte : BRET
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Constructs : ERECTS
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Century plant : AGAVE
37
Aurora in Greece : EOS
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Lowest deck : ORLOP
40
Rustics : YOKELS
42
Penny dreadful : PULP
44
Western Indian : UTE
45
___ of hope : RAY
46
Gold, in Madrid : ORO
47
Tub : SCOW
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Jargon : GOBBLEDEGOOK
52
Unusual subjects : CURIOSA
53
Physicist Enrico and family : FERMIS
55
Reject for George C. Scott : OSCAR
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
58
Great! : DANDY
60
Certain party-goers : STAGS
61
Home spirit : LAR
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English composer : ELGAR
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Doublet's companion : HOSE
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French holy woman: Abbr. : STE
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Dares : RISKS
Down
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Prone : APT
2
Nail : BRAD
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Indulge in earbending : YAKETYYAK
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Certain pool members : STENOS
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Hat type : STRAW
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Banter : REPARTEE
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Emerald Isle: Abbr. : IRE
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Canadian resort : BANFF
9
Bock, for one : DARKBEER
10
Admiring, with "of" : INAWE
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Of tree knobs : NODAL
12
Salver : TRAY
15
Noted word scrambler : MALAPROP
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Game animal : DEER
22
Wind instrument : OBOE
24
Many-armed marine animal : OCTOPOD
25
Brace : STAY
26
Jason's ship : ARGO
30
Presses to absurd lengths : BELABORS
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Sounds of concern : CLUCKINGS
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Dorothy's dog : TOTO
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Gush : SPEW
36
Wordiness : VERBIAGE
38
Bound to succeed : SUREFIRE
41
Word parts: Abbr. : SYLS
43
Theater seat : LOGE
47
East African : SOMALI
48
Relish : GUSTO
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Killer whales : ORCAS
50
Peers : EARLS
51
Judge's call : ORDER
52
Blackjack, in London : COSH
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State: Abbr. : SDAK
57
Cereal grass : OAT
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Time periods: Abbr. : YRS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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