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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,845
Across
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Verb suffix : ISE
4
Sharp ridge : ARETE
9
Chanteuse Edith : PIAF
13
Goddess of night : NOX
14
Solar ___ : PLEXUS
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Prod : URGE
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___ carte : ALA
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Radio newscaster : ROBERTTROUT
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Former boxing great : JACKSHARKEY
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Part of a play : ACTI
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Lee's men : REBS
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Signifies : MEANS
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That: Sp. : ESA
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Miss Lee : LILA
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Befogged : CLOUDED
38
N. Y. Congressman, to friends : HAMFISH
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Vocations : CAREERS
43
Stars: Fr. : ETOILES
44
Third man in the ring : REF
45
Writes : PENS
46
Spanish uncle : TIO
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Catalogue-senders' needs : LISTS
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Spurious : SHAM
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___ loss : ATA
58
Suffix with rheo or thermo : STAT
59
Fitting : APT
61
Former Chief Justice : SALMONCHASE
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Fabric pattern : HERRINGBONE
66
Chinese name element : TSE
67
German river : EDER
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Fence steps : STILES
69
Electric ___ : EEL
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Mr. Hart : MOSS
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Suffixes of action : ESCES
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Foxy : SLY
Down
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Beset with trouble : INAJAM
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Console : SOLACE
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O.T.B. feature : EXACTA
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Island farewell : ALOHA
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Return : REBATE
6
Wields : EXERTS
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Anatolian native : TURK
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Unsullied: Fr. : PUR
10
TV role for Burr : IRONSIDE
11
Fit of shivering : AGUE
12
Gala : FETE
14
Twosomes: Abbr. : PRS
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Nautical rope : TYE
20
Huey Long : KINGFISH
25
Atlantic angler's catch : BLUEFISH
27
Dirt : SOIL
29
C.P.A. : ACC
31
Celtic sea god : LER
32
Sale notices : ADS
34
Full of: Suffix : OSE
36
Gibbon : LAR
37
Russian city : OREL
38
On the ball : HEP
39
Consumed : ATE
40
Huge animals, in France : MONSTRES
41
Presidential monogram : HST
47
Of a poetic foot : IAMBIC
48
Actor Peter : OTOOLE
50
N. Y. and N. J., for example : STATES
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Ornamental tuft : TASSEL
52
Hard and unyielding : STEELY
54
"___ live and breathe!" : ASI
55
Clergyman's home : MANSE
57
English queen et al. : ANNES
59
Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
60
Foot: Prefix : PEDO
62
Ceiling fixtures: Abbr. : LGTS
63
These: Fr. : CES
65
Penn Central, etc.: Abbr. : RRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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