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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,886
Across
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Strike out : DELE
5
Poultry man : BREEDER
12
Ocean fish : SAUREL
14
Lettuce : ROMAINE
15
Geometry pioneer : EUCLID
16
Copied : IMITATED
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"___ not what your . . . " : ASK
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N.F.L. eleven : BENGALS
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College league : IVY
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Damsel : LASS
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Equine colors : ROANS
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Machine gun : BREN
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Reptile of S. A. : ABOMA
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Outs' partners : INS
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Gaggle members : GEESE
30
Symbol of happiness : BLUEBIRD
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Time period : ERA
33
Of a nasal wall : SEPTILE
34
Mace's relative : TEARGAS
38
U. S. humorist : ADE
39
Rental item on the links : GOLFCART
40
"Street ___" : SCENE
43
Family member : SIS
44
Lion's master : TAMER
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Musical finale : CODA
46
___ Arenas : PUNTA
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Filament: Suffix : TENE
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Vedic sky dragon : AHI
50
Treats for Tabby : CATNIPS
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"Friend or ___?" : FOE
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Quail : BOBWHITE
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Hidebound grammarian : PURIST
57
Plodding one : SLOGGER
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Eye parts : LENSES
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Supply ships : TENDERS
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Greenland base : ETAH
Down
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Marx Brothers film : DUCKSOUP
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Goethe's ___ König : ERL
3
Body, in Dresden : LEIB
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Kind of statesman : ELDER
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Bandit : BRIGAND
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After Acts : ROMANS
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Ludwig et al. : EMILS
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Consumes : EATS
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Across: Prefix : DIA
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Complete : ENTIRE
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Does a nautical job : REEVES
12
Oceanographers' vessels : SEALABS
13
Famous chasm in N. Y. : AUSABLE
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Unit of force : DYNE
20
Bête's color : NOIRE
23
Czech composer : SMETANA
25
Stutz model : BEARCAT
27
Tolerate : ABIDE
29
Skin job : GRAFT
31
Word on a French map : ILE
32
Electric ___ : EEL
34
"Good-bye" composer : TOSTI
35
Angler's quest : GAMEFISH
36
Sandy : ARENOSE
37
Mulberry and Orchard : STREETS
39
Cotton workers : GINNERS
40
Sore memento : SCAB
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Mike Douglas has one : COHOST
42
Fit for consumption : EDIBLE
43
Owner of a famed mill : SUTTER
46
Satchel of baseball : PAIGE
47
Teacher's fruit : APPLE
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Not cash: Abbr. : CHGD
51
Tallow ingredient : SUET
54
Overcame : WON
56
Cell constituent : RNA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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