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New York Times, Thursday, December 13, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 336 (avg 1.80)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,888
Across
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Prefix for dextrous : AMBI
5
Canadian tour attraction : BANFF
10
Thing: It. : COSA
14
Western art colony : TAOS
15
Coincide : AGREE
16
Weather word : HAIL
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In the neighborhood of : ORSO
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Rhapsody composer : FRANZLISZT
20
Kemal Ataturk : MUSTAFA
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Primrose : OXLIP
25
Palooka of comics : JOE
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Legal paper : SUBPOENA
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Poise : APLOMB
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Steve or Ethan : ALLEN
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Utters casually : DROPS
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Contend : VIE
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Adherents: Suffix : ITES
38
Irritate : PIQUE
39
Sheik's home : TENT
40
Musical syllable : TRA
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Lalapaloosa : BEAUT
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Goose eggs : ZEROS
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Baneful one : HARMER
45
Knightly pursuit : ERRANTRY
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Verb ending : IZE
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Look here!: Fr. : TIENS
49
Wide-eyed : AWAKE
52
Engraving art : GLYPTIC
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Courtroom V.I.P. : TRIALJUDGE
60
Heraldic wreath : ORLE
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Have a bias : TEND
62
Hostile : ALIEN
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Far: Prefix : TELE
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Preposition : UNTO
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Chic : SMART
66
"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
Down
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Power source : ATOM
2
Japanese ship name : MARU
3
Job V.I.P. : BOSS
4
U 235 et al. : ISOTOPES
5
Confound : BAFFLE
6
Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRAINDIA
7
Initials of the 30's : NRA
8
Marshy area : FEN
9
City of Morocco : FEZ
10
Sculpt : CHISEL
11
Oven : OAST
12
Dimension : SIZE
13
Choir member : ALTO
19
Aerobatic maneuvers : LOOPS
21
Nerve-cell process : AXON
24
Kind of floor : PARQUET
25
Make mock of : JAPE
26
Doth speak : SAITH
27
Extreme : ULTRA
28
Eye glaze : BLEAR
30
Unconcealed : OVERT
31
Not important : MINOR
32
Ross or Palmer : BETSY
35
Feature of a Pacific canoe : OUTRIGGER
38
Marquette : PERE
39
Sawbucks : TENSPOTS
41
Cut-gem face : BEZEL
42
Madcap : ZANY
44
Emperor of Japan : MIKADO
46
Become mollified : RELENT
49
Aleutian island : ATTU
50
Songbird : WREN
51
Slangy negative : AINT
53
Migration : TREK
54
Not with finesse : ILLY
55
Letters : CEES
57
Monroe or Polk: Abbr. : JAS
58
City on the Danube : ULM
59
Through: Prefix : DIA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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