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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K P Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,823
Across
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Popular cage pet : HAMSTER
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Reduce in value : DEBASE
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Loving : AMATIVE
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Unyielding : ADAMANT
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Thickheaded : MORONIC
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Potpourri : MELANGE
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Seed coating : ARIL
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Singing syllables : LALA
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Finnish lake : ENARE
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Polynesian god : TANE
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Theater area : LOGE
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Law: Abbr. : STAT
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High note : ELA
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Symbol of speed : BULLET
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Certain queen’s home : HIVE
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Card game : GIN
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“Fables in Slang” author : ADE
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Done with : OVER
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Sullen : MOROSE
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Correct : REMEDY
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Pizza-maker’s need : OVEN
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Sculpture, for one : ART
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Take out : DELE
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Singer Pete : SEEGER
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Took the bait : BIT
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Mascagni opera : IRIS
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Word with green or more : EVER
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“Nibelung” goddess : ERDA
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Shade of gray : SLATE
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Ludwig : EMIL
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Affair requiring seconds : DUEL
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Scarlet bird : TANAGER
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Conjugal : MARITAL
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Surrounded territory : ENCLAVE
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Send to school : EDUCATE
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Transferred : DEEDED
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Figure in old West : SETTLER
Down
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Hook-shaped : HAMATE
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Lacking principles : AMORAL
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Yacht haven : MARINA
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Vestment : STOLE
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___ fish (torpedo) : TIN
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Pernicious : EVIL
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Total ___ (good memory) : RECALL
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Imperfect : DAMAGED
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Nigerian town : EDE
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Bundle : BALE
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Proverbial castle : AMANSHOME
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Having curing powers : SANATIVE
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Like some invitations : ENGRAVED
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Unsteady : TEETERY
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“Damned Yankees” girl : LOLA
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Endless, to poets : ETERNE
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Encore! : BIS
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Discomfort : UNEASE
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Having lost freshness : GONESTALE
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Dealer in ladies’ wear : MODISTE
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Stagecoach of early West : OVERLAND
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Dependence : RELIANCE
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One engaged in: Suffix : EER
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Venerated : REVERED
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Abound : TEEM
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Tammy of theater : GRIMES
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Cold-blooded : BRUTAL
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Form a thought : IDEATE
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Harder to believe : TALLER
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Proclamation : EDICT
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Old oath : EGAD
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Put on cargo : LADE
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“All About ___” : EVE
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Furrow : RUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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