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New York Times, Wednesday, January 31, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,572
Across
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Strip of concrete : SLAB
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Started the hand : DEALT
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Piece of ground : PLAT
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"___ creature was . . . " : NOTA
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Viper : ADDER
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Stir up : RILE
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Baseball milestone : OPENINGDAY
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Poet exiled by Augustus : OVID
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Popular entrée : BEEFSTEAK
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Fails to include : OMITS
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Run smoothly : FLOW
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Arabian land : YEMEN
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Cut : HEW
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Mallard genus : ANAS
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Keep on a string : DANGLE
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Danger signal : ALARM
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A-1 : TOPDRAWER
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___ Gauche : RIVE
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Track event : RELAY
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Computer output : DATA
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Household appliance : STEAMIRON
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On the level : LEGIT
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Motorcyclist's need : HELMET
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Designate : NAME
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Eisenhower's domain : ETO
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Fished : EELED
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Gambit : MOVE
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Secures : BINDS
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Promptitude : READINESS
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Word: Prefix : LOGO
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Man with a scythe : FATHERTIME
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Caesarean utterance : ETTU
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Outer : ECTAL
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Palm fiber : ERUC
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Thai money : BAHT
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Cats and yawls : BOATS
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Soldiers' group: Abbr. : REGT
Down
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Uppity one : SNOB
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Easy gait : LOPE
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To ___ : ATEE
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Canadian resort : BANFF
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French Revolution leader : DANTON
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Popular name for a seaside hotel : EDGEWATER
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Lizard of Egypt : ADDA
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Not watertight : LEAKY
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Take a chance : TRY
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Stroll : PROMENADE
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So-so salary : LIVINGWAGE
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Came down : ALIT
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Kennedy and Williams : TEDS
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Religion : ISLAM
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Poet and astronomer : OMAR
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Vortex : EDDY
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Cruel : HARSH
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Radio-dial reading : WAVELENGTH
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Wise statesman : SOLON
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"___ snow . . . " : LETIT
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Muse : ERATO
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Dressed down : REAMEDOUT
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Headwear : PANAMAHAT
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Liturgy : RITE
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Ott and Allen : MELS
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Husband's brother: Lat. : LEVIR
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Paragons : MODELS
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Northern constellation : DRACO
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Occupy : ENTER
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Glass bubble : BLEB
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Miniscule amount : IOTA
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Girl's name : ETTA
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Blarney land : EIRE
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Complacent : SMUG
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Religious group : SECT
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Neighbor of Jan. : FEB

Answer summary: 3 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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