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New York Times, Friday, October 12, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,826
Across
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Man behind the plate : UMP
4
Hanoi's counterpart : SAIGON
10
Trucks : VANS
14
Kind of bean : SOY
15
Salad vegetable : ENDIVE
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"___ a Girl" : IMET
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Fear of open spaces : AGORAPHOBIA
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Fall weekend mania : FOOTBALL
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Chinese tea : OOLONG
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Glove or shoe units : PAIRS
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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Wood-burning unit : ASHERY
27
Estrange : ALIENATE
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Rebuke : SCOLD
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Baseball's Speaker : TRIS
33
Grammar and junior highs: Abbr. : SCHS
34
Biblical kingdom : TOB
35
Trout habitats : STREAMS
38
Road hazard : RUT
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French monarchs : ROIS
41
Charged atoms : IONS
42
Peter O'___ : TOOLE
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Speedy Greek maiden : ATALANTA
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Prince's twin : PAUPER
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River isles : AITS
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Sure thing : CINCH
49
Boys' variation of hockey : SHINNY
52
Tunnel workers : SANDHOGS
55
Fear of the dark : NYCTOPHOBIA
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Fur piece : BOA
58
Drug plant : ALOE
59
Allaying : EASING
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Annoy : IRK
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Frog's milieu : POND
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Kind of bath : SPONGE
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Sailor's response : AYE
Down
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Mil. branch : USAF
2
P. I. native : MORO
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Fear of fire : PYROPHOBIA
4
Ernes and petrels, e.g. : SEABIRDS
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Right to seize neutral property : ANGARY
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Revered ones : IDOLS
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Lass : GIRL
8
Egg cells : OVA
9
Policy of promoting junior : NEPOTISM
10
Strads, etc. : VIOLINS
11
Early pulpit : AMBO
12
Refusal in Munich : NEIN
13
Kind of party : STAG
19
___ in one : HOLE
21
Asian weight : TAEL
24
John Doe, for one : ALIAS
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"Ad ___ per . . . " : ASTRA
26
Make tracks : SCOOT
27
Sphere of action : ARENA
28
Fear of heights : ACROPHOBIA
29
Greenland base : THULE
30
Chemical compound : ESTER
32
Yonkers events : TROTS
36
Photos of yore : TINTYPES
37
Bike-parking space, in England : STANDAGE
40
Nonobjective, as some news pieces : SLANTED
43
Cry of pain : OUCH
45
Japanese native: Var. : AINO
46
Yearning : PINING
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___ cruiser : CABIN
49
___ the whip : SNAP
50
Wood: Prefix : HYLO
51
Image : ICON
52
Just fair : SOSO
53
Like some whodunit crimes : GORY
54
Purpose : SAKE
56
Gen. Arnold : HAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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