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New York Times, Thursday, November 22, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,867
Across
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Pet cries : MEWS
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Party participant : STAG
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Pony's tow : CART
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Caesar's other : ALIA
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Lesson taker : PUPIL
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African plant : ALOE
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Waterfall : LINN
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Co-author of "Guys and Dolls" : ABEBURROWS
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Horatio Alger's Tom : TATTERED
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Opposite of everybody's : NOONES
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Singer Emma : EAMES
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Coleridge : SAMUEL
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Rosinante and bayard : HORSES
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Marsh birds : SORAS
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Military study place: Abbr. : OTS
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European leader : TITO
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Argentina's Rio ___ : NEGRO
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Anthology items : POEMS
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Bandman Bernie : BEN
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Emulate Epimenides : SLEEP
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Renaissance sword : ESTOC
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Declines : SAGS
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Hole in ___ : ONE
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Destroy, as papers : SHRED
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" . . . I am even ___ thanks" : POORIN
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"Come ___ as you can" : ASSOON
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Ferber novel : SOBIG
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U. S. classical scholar : ANTHON
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Rex Beach's "The ___" : SPOILERS
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Pearl Buck title : FARANDNEAR
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Ablative, for one : CASE
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Genesis name : ANER
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Classified, for one: Abbr. : ADVT
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Carried away : RAPT
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Writer Ayn : RAND
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Fiber knots : NEPS
Down
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" . . . the rat that ate the ___" : MALT
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Essayist : ELIA
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Maxwell Anderson play : WINTERSET
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Seasonal sights : SANTAS
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Most lean : SPAREST
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Eustachian and inner : TUBES
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Imitated : APED
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Male cat : GIB
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R. & H. musical : CAROUSEL
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Matchless : ALONE
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Spur wheel : ROWEL
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Novel heroine : TESS
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Word for Shepard's golf : LUNAR
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Horace and Pliny, e.g. : ROMANS
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Uncle, in Glasgow : EME
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Mme. Chiang's maiden name : SOONG
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Bob or writer Anthony : HOPE
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Siouans : OTOS
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Advantage : STEAD
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"Peer Gynt" creator : IBSEN
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"College Widow" author : GEORGEADE
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Italian painter : RENI
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Start : OPEN
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"Act One" author : MOSSHART
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Skim on water, old style : SCHOON
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Tracked, as an animal : SPOORED
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Script with heavy strokes : RONDE
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Kimono part : OBI
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Garage-shelf item : OILCAN
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Pineapple : ANANA
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Throat ailment, for short : STREP
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Alhambra land : SPAIN
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At a distance : AFAR
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Body fluids : SERA
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Invitation initials : RSVP
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Tennis units : SETS
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Father of Abner : NER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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