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New York Times, Wednesday, November 21, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,866
Across
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Boating Wood : GAR
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Economic period : SLUMP
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Droop : LOP
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Turn over ___ leaf : ANEW
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Athirst : EAGER
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Herb for dressing : SAGE
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Bryce Canyon site : UTAH
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Certain weeper : WILLOWTREE
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Gem engraver : LAPIDARY
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Bar accessory : SHAKER
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Peaks : TORS
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Gem : OPAL
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Accompany : ATTEND
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Features of some trout : SPECKLES
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Attempts : TRIES
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Most awkwardly difficult : STICKIEST
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Cash holder : TILL
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Stooge, e.g. : PLANT
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Do or fa : NOTE
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Weaken in force : ATTENUATE
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Spiro : AGNEW
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Answer : RESPONSE
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Namesakes of Jacob's son : ASHERS
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Quiet! : HUSH
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Pair plus one : TRIO
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Take it back : RECANT
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"Of Human Bondage" role : WAITRESS
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Magic in-words : OPENSESAME
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Spill : SLOP
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Penchant : BENT
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"Bolero" composer : RAVEL
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Arab prince : EMIR
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Predetermined : SET
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Pungs : SLEDS
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Artful : SLY
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Frenchman : GAUL
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Get as a return : REAP
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Alaska name : SEWARD
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Hideaways : LAIRS
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Andersen's duckling : UGLY
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Honey, in pharmacy : MEL
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Brooklyn park : PROSPECT
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Frolic : LARK
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Double curve : OGEE
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Equal : PEER
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Garage-sale item : WHITEELEPHANT
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Pretext : STALKINGHORSE
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Resounding blow : WHACK
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Puts on : DONS
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Hold a thought : OPINE
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Rose oil : ATTAR
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Commonplace : TRITE
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Slopes : TILTS
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Aver : STATE
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Oleate, for one : ESTER
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Burgoo and mulligan : STEWS
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Curtail : SLASH
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Certain wags : PUNSTERS
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Certain words : NOUNS
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"___ was in the beginning" : ASIT
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Arabian gazelles : ARIELS
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Brought under control : TAMED
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Does a bank job : ROBS
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Foil : EPEE
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Coin : CENT
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Beauty-parlor job : WAVE
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Shade trees : ELMS
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Earth : SOIL
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Nimble : SPRY
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Pitcher Maglie : SAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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