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New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,848
Across
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Tennis shots : LOBS
5
Standoff : DRAW
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Casually : IDLY
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Tether : LEASH
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Haberdashery items : TIES
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Noted Pole : PADEREWSKI
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Domestic slave : ESNE
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Complete : PLENARY
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Track official : STARTER
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Uncle: Sp. : TIO
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Grief sign : TEAR
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Points up : ACCENTS
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Gala : FESTIVE
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Not barefoot : SHOD
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Blot : STAIN
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Dark : EBON
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"Like a ___ of bricks" : TON
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Shoemaker's tool : AWL
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Lizard : UTA
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Spark streams : ARCS
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Railroad car : DINER
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Editor's mark : STET
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Make the scene again : REENTER
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Unfeigned : SINCERE
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Sweet ___ : PEAS
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German article : DER
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Natural number : INTEGER
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Spas : RESORTS
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Bag of tricks : REPERTOIRE
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Reveler's cry : EVOE
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Heads' alternative : TAILS
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Fasten securely : GLUE
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Novelist George ___ : SAND
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Weaver's reed : SLEY
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Wapitis : ELKS
Down
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Northern European : LAPP
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Running track : OVAL
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Adam or the Venerable : BEDE
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Like some air-fresheners : SCENTED
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Moist : DEWY
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Ethiopian prince : RAS
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Invites : ASKS
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English tree : WHITTEN
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Go over again : ITERATE
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Apportion : DISTRIBUTE
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Unaspirate : LENE
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North Sea tributary : YSER
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Dormice : LEROTS
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Monsoon feature : RAIN
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Roman bronze : AES
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"Hitch your wagon to ___" : ASTAR
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Task : CHORE
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Idea : CONCEPTION
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Kind of way : STAIR
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Does clerical work : FILES
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Man at the polls : VOTER
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Growing out : ENATE
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Wheat beard : AWN
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Acted the villain : SNEERED
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Negev and Gobi : DESERTS
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Cowboys, e.g. : RIDERS
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Miserly one : SCROOGE
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Baseball put-out : TAG
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Mare's ___ : NEST
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Desserts : ICES
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Kind of star : NOVA
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Authentic : REAL
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Depend on : RELY
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Rivulet : RILL
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Former Japanese naval base : TRUK
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Comprehends : SEES
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Baker's product : PIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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