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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,890

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Across
1
Mother of Oedipus : JOCASTA
8
Mata Hari : SPY
11
Pronoun : SHE
14
Man from Teheran : IRANIAN
15
Shin or court : PLASTER
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Bible of show biz : VARIETY
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Zeros : CIPHERS
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Cheeses : EDAMS
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Winnow : FAN
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Perfume : ATTAR
25
Recipe measure: Abbr. : TSP
27
Lao-___ : TSE
30
First-class : AONE
31
Claw or sledge : HAMMER
35
Miss Gluck : ALMA
37
Fast time : LENT
39
Relinquish : WAIVE
40
Explorer of "Silent World" : JACQUESCOUSTEAU
43
Kind of manship : ONEUP
44
God of thunder : THOR
45
Finishes : ENDS
46
Places : STEADS
48
House debt: Abbr. : MTGE
50
Perceive : SEE
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Card game : LOO
52
Showing the way : AHEAD
54
French color : BLEU
57
Girl's nickname : NAN
59
Fountain in Rome : TREVI
63
Comic Bruce and others : LENNIES
65
Vitamin B-1 : THIAMIN
67
Riddles : ENIGMAS
68
Eminent : RANKING
69
Bankroll : WAD
70
Before: Prefix : PRE
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Patri and others : ANGELOS
Down
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Hot music : JIVE
2
Toward the mouth : ORAD
3
Dear: It. : CARA
4
Soul : ANIMA
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Nap : SIESTA
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Work with thread : TAT
7
Some : ANY
8
Animal shelter: Abbr. : SPCA
9
Column base : PLINTH
10
Dog sound : YAP
11
Tread : STEP
12
Towel monogram : HERS
13
Gaelic : ERSE
16
Companion of 40 Across : SHIPMATE
20
What 40 Across is : FRENCHMAN
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Japanned ware : TOLE
24
"___ of robins ... " : ANEST
26
Works on lumber : SAWS
27
Trenches: Sp. : TAJOS
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Viewpoint : SLANT
29
Man at the mike : EMCEE
32
Airs : MIENS
33
Sidestep : EVADE
34
Make do another time : REUSE
36
Invention of 40 Across : AQUALUNG
38
___ and nail : TOOTH
41
Hair style : UPDO
42
Recommend : URGE
47
___ and yet so far : SONEAR
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Eroding : EATING
53
English explorer : DRAKE
54
Took it on the lam : BLEW
55
Siberian river : LENA
56
Miss Bagnold : ENID
58
African fox : ASSE
60
Man's name : EMIL
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"In ___ veritas" : VINO
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Verb endings : INGS
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Playful one : IMP
65
___-la : TRA
66
Chinese dynasty : HAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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