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New York Times, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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M
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A
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S
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T
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S
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P
7
A
8
L
9
L
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P
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A
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L
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M
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A
G
E
E
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T
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B
I
A
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O
T
O
E
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T
U
R
N
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S
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N
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S
B
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A
C
K
O
N
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H
E
A
D
W
A
Y
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T
O
P
H
A
T
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R
A
T
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B
E
R
R
A
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T
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A
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M
I
L
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P
E
R
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O
R
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R
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I
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S
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O
C
E
L
L
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A
T
E
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U
N
D
O
N
E
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T
A
L
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O
R
A
T
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O
R
S
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A
S
E
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E
L
B
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O
W
S
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L
O
I
T
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E
R
E
D
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S
L
A
N
T
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L
E
M
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R
U
S
T
Y
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W
A
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D
E
S
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P
I
T
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C
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H
A
I
R
S
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C
I
N
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M
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A
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S
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C
H
A
R
L
E
S
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T
H
E
G
R
E
A
T
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H
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N
D
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S
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R
A
C
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P
A
R
A
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I
N
K
S
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S
N
I
P
E
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E
D
E
N
© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,838
Across
1
Vertical pole : MAST
5
Stone chip : SPALL
10
Victory symbol : PALM
14
U.S. author : AGEE
15
Shinbone : TIBIA
16
Early Nebraskan : OTOE
17
Forsakes : TURNSONESBACKON
20
Progress : HEADWAY
21
Item worn with 18 Down : TOPHAT
22
Plague carrier : RAT
23
Yogi : BERRA
24
Ceylonese language : TAMIL
27
Through : PER
28
Iris species : ORRIS
32
Eyelike, in zoology : OCELLATE
34
Ruined : UNDONE
35
Russian chess great : TAL
36
Webster, Bryan et al. : ORATORS
38
Ibsen character : ASE
39
Jostles : ELBOWS
41
Idled about : LOITERED
43
Bias : SLANT
44
Moon craft : LEM
45
Out of practice : RUSTY
46
Fords : WADES
48
Pockmark : PIT
49
Presides over : CHAIRS
51
Nickelodeons, talkies, etc. : CINEMAS
55
Charlemagne : CHARLESTHEGREAT
57
Drake’s Golden ___ : HIND
58
Ice cliff : SERAC
59
Brazilian state : PARA
60
Signs : INKS
61
Wading bird : SNIPE
62
Word in a Steinbeck title : EDEN
Down
1
Algebra and trig : MATH
2
Chill : AGUE
3
Evening, in Italy : SERA
4
Feature of a climbing vine : TENDRIL
5
Ermine : STOAT
6
Like Maine woods : PINY
7
White House nickname : ABE
8
Founder of antiseptic surgery : LISTER
9
One of Hercules’s 12 : LABOR
10
European duck : POCHARD
11
Aleutian isle : ATKA
12
Spoils : LOOT
13
Chess pieces : MEN
18
Coat for the opera : SWALLOWTAIL
19
A tie that binds : APRONSTRING
23
Overhangs, as brows : BEETLES
24
Mutuel boards, for short : TOTES
25
___ to arms : ACALL
26
Word with toast or peach : MELBA
27
School org. : PTA
29
Zoo sounds : ROARS
30
Map part : INSET
31
Unkempt : SEEDY
33
Letters : ARS
34
Swiss canton : URI
37
Dutch uncle : OOM
40
Forward : ONWARDS
42
Musical muse : EUTERPE
44
Reduce : LESSEN
47
Clean, as fish or fowl : DRESS
48
Kind of work or meal : PIECE
49
Boxer’s target : CHIN
50
Aaron : HANK
51
Fellow : CHAP
52
Lake formed by Hoover Dam : MEAD
53
Berne’s river : AARE
54
Davis Cupper Smith : STAN
55
After phi : CHI
56
Thrice: Prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 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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