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New York Times, Thursday, October 25, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,839

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Across
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Interferes : MEDDLES
8
Put up with : BIDE
12
Repeats : ITERATES
14
Delusion's partner : SNARE
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Junk-mail receivers : OCCUPANTS
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Donizetti role : ADINA
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Family members: Abbr. : GSS
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Santo of baseball : RON
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"___ true what they say . . . ?" : ISIT
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Paderewski, for one : POLE
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Certain votes : AYES
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French state : ETAT
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Located : RANDOWN
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Abed : REPOSING
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Limb : ARM
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Offering at Major Hoople's place : FURNISHEDROOM
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Holy ___ : SEE
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Released from : EXEMPTED
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Like death and taxes : CERTAIN
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Fish : EELS
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Passable : SOSO
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Ord, for one : FORT
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Greek : ATTIC
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Boast : CROW
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Grammatical case: Abbr. : DAT
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Evergreen : FIR
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Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
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Ecclesiastical official : DEFINITOR
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Shaggy beast : BISON
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Making use of clues : DEDUCING
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Utters : SAYS
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Stenos et al., perhaps : DESKSET
Down
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Italian possessive : MIO
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Common Latin abbr. : ETC
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Month: Abbr. : DEC
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Loafer : DRUGSTORECOWBOY
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Backslide : LAPSE
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Cambodian coin : SEN
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Youth group: Abbr. : BSA
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Classic bit of fakery : INDIANROPETRICK
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Part of a certain chain : DAISY
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Pyle : ERNIE
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Courageous : STRONGHEARTED
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Roadside sign : EATS
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Sign on some items : SOLD
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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Osiris's crown : ATEF
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Malayan deer : NAPUS
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Criticizes : PANS
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Canals of Venice : RII
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Weather word : WARM
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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Church music : MOTET
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Leave : EXIT
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Lair : DEN
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Honey: Prefix : MELI
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Mil. medal : DSC
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Rural address : RFD
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Amphibian : TOAD
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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Gold lace : ORRIS
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March King : SOUSA
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Japanese aborigines : AINUS
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Bona ___ : FIDE
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Nourished : FED
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Poetic contraction : TIS
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Pronoun : ONE
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Army unit: Abbr. : RGT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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