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New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J W X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,876

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Across
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Coarse meal : SAMP
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Smoke, in Italy : FUMO
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U.N. name : DAG
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Nichols hero : ABIE
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Met offering : OPERA
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Chat : COZE
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Region of Kentucky : PENNYROYAL
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Voice : ALTO
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Lancashire city : OLDHAM
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Involved : ENTAILED
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Sprint for two horses : QUARTERRACE
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Failure to act : DEFAULT
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Misplay : ERROR
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Signs in a way : INITIALS
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Animal mother : DAM
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Abundant : RIFE
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Places : SEATS
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Hockey goal : CAGE
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New York time : EDT
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Ring gems : CATSEYES
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Joined together : YOKED
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Loamy deposits : LOESSES
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Movie of yore : NICKELODEON
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Too fastidious : OVERNICE
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Soft luster : PATINA
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Small monkey : MONA
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Shopping-center units : DIMESTORES
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Carney and Buchwald : ARTS
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Choice : ELECT
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Turkish coins : LIRE
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Bad: Prefix : DYS
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This, in Spain : ESTO
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Biblical land : EDOM
Down
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Toadfish : SAPO
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U.S. labor leader : ABEL
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Tend : MIND
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Phnom ___ : PENH
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Certain milk mixtures : FORMULAS
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On, old style : UPO
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Bandleader Davis : MEYER
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Praying figure: Var. : ORANTE
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Come-ons for bargain hunters : DOLLARDAYS
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Mexican native : AZTEC
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Rock cavity : GEODE
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Change : ALTER
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City of the U.A.R. : CAIRO
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Indian of Sonora : YAQUI
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Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Calamitous : DIRE
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Tennyson heroine : ENID
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Kennedy coin value : FIFTYCENTS
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Eroded : ATE
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Flying group: Abbr. : SAC
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Tommy of baseball : AGEE
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Litter : MESS
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Rumor : TALE
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"She ___ Conquer" : STOOPSTO
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These: Fr. : CES
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French legislative body : SENAT
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Vegetables : OKRAS
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Knowledge : KEN
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Omit : ELIDE
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Tractable : DOCILE
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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Kind of tower : IVORY
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Greek communes : DEMES
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Decorative metalware : TOLE
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Crocus, for one : IRID
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Fictional orchid fancier : NERO
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Ancient gold alloy : ASEM
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Outer: Prefix : ECT

Answer summary: 5 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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