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New York Times, Thursday, November 8, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 357 (avg 1.93)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,853
Across
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Snapshot advice : SMILE
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Early Asian : MEDE
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Wrought : MADE
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Tried : HADAT
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Popular hue : AQUA
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Pound : EZRA
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"The coward does it with ___" : AKISS
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Fretful : QUERULOUS
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Pens of early days : GOOSEQUILLS
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Italian numeral : TRE
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Millinery item : TOQUE
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Kind of alcohol : ETHYL
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Catchall abbr. : ETC
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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East Indian tree : JACA
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Pou ___ : STO
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Outcome : UPSHOT
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Grandparental : AVAL
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Musical rates : TEMPI
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Mall event : SALE
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Chemical sugar : XYLOSE
44
Sea bird : ERN
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Straw in the wind : OMEN
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Maid or master : OLD
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Needed: Abbr. : REQ
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Appropriate expression, with 52 Across : MOT
49
Island off Greece : CORFU
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See 48 Across : JUSTE
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U. K. decoration : OBE
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Decorative process : MARQUETERIE
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Makes a good showing : DOESPROUD
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Chemical compound : OXIDE
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Sommer of films : ELKE
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"Just as the ___ is bent ... " : TWIG
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Landed estate : MANOR
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Dice throw : SISE
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Punta del ___ : ESTE
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Kind of Saxon : ANGLO
Down
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Kind of rug : SHAG
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Large shark : MAKO
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Not making sense : IDIOTICAL
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Cowboy gear : LASSO
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Catchall abbr. : ETSEQ
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Preliminary model : MAQUETTE
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On a par: Prefix : EQUI
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Two-man competition : DUEL
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Countess's spouse : EARL
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Torme : MEL
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Mercury : AZOTH
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___ Lane : DRURY
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Atelier feature : EASEL
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Expend : USEUP
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Sought : QUESTED
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Italian poet : TASSO
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Trojan War hero : AJAX
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Defense arm : NAVY
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One with potential : COMER
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Five, to Caesar : QUINQUE
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Stand-offish : ALOOF
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Pounding on : HAMMERING
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Dairy surrogate : OLEO
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Camptown sight : TENT
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Have a closed mind : PREJUDGE
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Bearish time : SLUMP
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Disguises the meaning : CODES
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Agora coins : OBOLI
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Noxious odors : REEKS
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Small opening : STOMA
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Waco man : TEXAN
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Ruckuses : ROWS
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Leave off : QUIT
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Subject of reverence : IDOL
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Saarinen : EERO
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Poker term : SEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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