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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,889

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Across
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Secret group : CABAL
6
North Carolina cape : FEAR
10
Morse or area : CODE
14
Declaim : ORATE
15
Latest thing : RAGE
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Seed appendage : ARIL
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Start of a Russian author's quote : MANISBORNTOLIVE
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Threatening words : ORELSE
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Sprat's preference : LEAN
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Southern German: Abbr. : BAV
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Aquatic bird : TERN
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Raphael's Madonna : SISTINE
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Gibraltar denizen : APE
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Marine hazard : REEF
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Joined the fox hunt : RODE
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White House pet : FALA
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Sorrowful, poetically : DREAR
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More of quote : ANDNOTTOPREPARE
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Animal : BEAST
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Rodent : HARE
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Aftermath of a scrape : SCAB
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Hagen : UTA
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Mack and Lewis : TEDS
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Part of a G. & S. title : HMS
52
Cinematography effect : FADEOUT
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Dance step : SHAG
58
Bronze or Iron : AGE
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Musical prince : IGOR
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"___ of Honey" : ATASTE
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End of quote and name of author : TOLIVEPASTERNAK
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Forthwith : ANON
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Flying prefix : AERO
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Roman official : EDILE
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For fear that : LEST
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Lack : NEED
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Neck parts : NAPES
Down
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Perry of song : COMO
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Ruin : BANE
4
Lopsided : ATILT
5
Antilles group : LESSER
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To's companion : FRO
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Title : EARL
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Miss de Mille : AGNES
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Merchandising level : RETAIL
10
Coolidge : CAL
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African antelope : ORIBI
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Soft seat : DIVAN
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French pupil : ELEVE
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Deprived : BEREFT
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Kind of football kick : ONSIDE
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Below, in poems : NEATH
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Prehistoric mounds : TERPS
27
Muscat resident : ARAB
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Corn bread : PONE
29
Old Norse work : EDDA
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Fountain order : FLOAT
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Follow : ENSUE
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"___ moi . . . " : APRES
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"To ___ his own" : EACH
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
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Dissidents, for short : REBS
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Holy Roman emperor : OTTOIV
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Cardinal : REDHAT
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Stables cleaned by Hercules : AUGEAN
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Shiny cotton : SATEEN
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Disastrous : FATAL
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___ goose : AGONE
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Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
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Pith helmet : TOPEE
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Italian lake : GARDA
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Distinctive : RARE
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Small piece : SNIP
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Falsehood : TALE
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___ out (makes do) : EKES
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Cockney's clue : INT
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Sward : SOD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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