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New York Times, Friday, October 5, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,819
Across
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City of Light : PARIS
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Perched on : ATOP
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Trump a trick : RUFF
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Laughing : RIANT
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Forehead adornment : CURL
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Relative of a lick and a promise : ONCEOVERLIGHTLY
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English essayist : STEELE
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Get close : NEAR
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___ de France : ILE
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Ancient French town : SENS
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Surly dog : SNARLER
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Pat : DAB
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Miss Foch : NINA
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Power initials : TVA
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W.W. II coalition : AXIS
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Drink : COLA
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___-Unis : ETATS
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Genesis behest : LETTHEREBELIGHT
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Disputed point : ISSUE
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Atomic suffix : TRON
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One of Pittsburgh's three : OHIO
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Bridge call : BID
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___ the mark : TOED
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Snake : ASP
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Traffic violator : SPEEDER
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Do the light fantastic : TRIP
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Pipe curve : ELL
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Eye part : UVEA
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Mechanic's place : GARAGE
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Hymnal favorite : LEADKINDLYLIGHT
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Overdue : LATE
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Mother of Helen : LEDA
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Moslem title : EMEER
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Stern's counterpart : STEM
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Barter : SWAP
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Street show : RAREE
Down
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Experts : PROS
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Slangy negative : AINT
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Atlantic cape : RACE
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Arrow poisons : INEES
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Purloined : STOLEN
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Hole in one : ACE
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Swivel : TURN
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Shield borders : ORLES
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Tractable : PLIANT
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Cheer : RAH
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Up to : UNTIL
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French lass : FILLE
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Handbill : FLYER
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Doges' home : VENICE
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Driveway material : GRAVEL
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Quick drink : SNORT
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Math term : RATIO
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Modern painter : DALI
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Choppers : AXES
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Small roles : BITS
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On the ready : ALERT
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Beer hall : STUBE
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Get ___ out of (enjoy) : ABOOT
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Turkish general : AGHA
39
"Now hear ___!" : THIS
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Traffic sign : STOP
42
Mercenary of early Hungary: Var. : HEIDUK
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Pep : ENERGY
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Pesters : DEVILS
50
Phone user : DIALER
52
Does insurance work : SELLS
53
Fold : PLEAT
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Buoy up : ELATE
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Sign up for more : RENEW
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Bandman Louis : PRIMA
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Egyptian skink : ADDA
62
Field: Lat. : AGER
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Indian butter : GHEE
64
To be, in Nice : ETRE
66
Party man: Abbr. : DEM
67
Circuit : LAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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