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New York Times, Monday, November 12, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { C J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,857
Across
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Surprised sound : GASP
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City of Southwest : TULSA
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Kind of boy : POOR
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Celebes ox : ANOA
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Sea off Borneo : SULU
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In a tough spot : BETWEENTWOFIRES
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Pitiless : STONY
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Withered : SERE
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Barfly : SOT
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Electric ___ : EELS
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Dance : REEL
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Churchman : PRELATE
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Winter coatings : SLEETS
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Common verb : ARE
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Jackets : ETONS
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Century plant : ALOE
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___ and water (endures) : GOESTHROUGHFIRE
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Looped vase handle : ANSA
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Ford of TV : ERNIE
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Federal agency : OSS
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Reciprocating motion : SEESAW
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Person of mixed blood : MULATTO
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Pitcher's rubber : SLAB
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River of Brazil : PARU
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Authority : SAY
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Follow : TRAIL
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Living dangerously : PLAYINGWITHFIRE
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Jane Austen novel : EMMA
68
Varnish base : ELEMI
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Singer Adams : EDIE
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Chore : TASK
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Pine product : RESIN
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Rolltop : DESK
Down
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Chatters : GABS
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Dill : ANET
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Hernando de ___ : SOTO
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Plains Indian : PAWNEE
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Italian area : TOE
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Receptacle : URN
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"___ go, Mets!" : LETS
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Woodsman : SAWER
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Looks up to : ADORES
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Greek letter : PSI
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Pronoun : OURS
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Deteriorate : RUST
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Small perforation : EYELET
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Experience : FEEL
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Wood strip : LATH
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Business place : STORE
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Table extender : LEAF
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Predisposed : PRONE
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Poet Lizette : REESE
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Very large, in poems : ENORM
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"Middlemarch" author : ELIOT
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Sculpture piece : TORSO
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Comprehends : SEES
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Eastern notables : AGAS
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Time of day : SUNUP
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Impudence : SASS
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Arizona river : GILA
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Cricket's place : HEARTH
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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"Parsifal" composer : WAGNER
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Sodded : TURFED
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Kind of call : BUGLE
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Small barracuda : SPET
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College in Michigan : ALMA
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Southern servings : YAMS
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Farm animals : EWES
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Helper : AIDE
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Pungent plant : LEEK
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Asian animal : YAK
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German measure : IMI
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Soldier material : TIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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