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New York Times, Monday, October 1, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,815
Across
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Writer’s mark : CARET
6
Painter’s concern : TRIM
10
Bound : TIED
14
Roman friends : AMICI
15
French river : OISE
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Book-jacket blurb : RAVE
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Wicked city : SODOM
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Wily scheme : STRATAGEM
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Before : ERE
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___ on balls : BASE
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Piquant : SAVORY
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Of the skin : DERMAL
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Sea-foam : SPUME
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Woes : ILLS
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Cork’s place : IRELAND
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Hackneyed : STEREOTYPED
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“That’s my ___!” : BOY
39
Retired nook : COVE
40
Good name, for short : REP
41
Diva’s offering : ARIA
42
Suffix with script or strict : URE
43
Crowd-pleaser : DRAWINGCARD
47
Certain income : PENSION
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In good order : NEAT
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Vanity : PRIDE
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Used a certain well : WISHED
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Followers of a Greek philosophy : STOICS
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Part of a soup-and-fish : VEST
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Crew member : OAR
62
Feather sprays : AIGRETTES
64
Wash out : ELUTE
66
Hurting : SORE
67
Goes wrong : ERRS
68
Moss, wild and old : ROSES
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Having color : HUED
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Deserve : RATE
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All in : SPENT
Down
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Surveyed the joint : CASED
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Love: It. : AMORE
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Purple Sage figure : RIDER
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Habitat: Prefix : ECO
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Pastry shell : TIMBALE
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Mix the salad : TOSS
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Solemn events : RITES
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Medit. country : ISR
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Use a yardstick : MEASURE
10
Activity for a retiree : TRAVEL
11
Symbol of treachery : IAGO
12
In any way : EVER
13
Paper size : DEMY
19
Under control : TAMED
22
Closely related: Prefix : ALLO
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Bog : MIRE
27
Apple : PIPPIN
29
Leave helpless : STRAND
31
Western canyon mouth : ABRA
32
Monte Carlo color : NOIR
33
Couple : DYAD
34
Porgy : SCUP
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Rushed headlong : TORE
36
Steady : EVEN
37
Tree : YEW
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Statutes : ACTS
43
Wicked queen of Thebes : DIRCE
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Revel noisily : ROISTER
45
TV offering : NEWS
46
Outmoded legwear : GAITERS
48
Slender and pointed : SPIRED
51
Turn outward : EVERT
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Tudor or York, e.g. : HOUSE
54
Corroded : EATEN
55
Clad, to poets : DREST
56
Girdle : SASH
57
Southern Indian : TIOU
58
Monster : OGRE
60
Existence: Lat. : ESSE
63
Refrain word : TRA
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Cut off : LOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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