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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,893
Across
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Beginning : ALPHA
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October stone : OPAL
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Prosperity : WEAL
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Napoleon's brother-in-law : MURAT
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Cougar : PUMA
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Hit the ceiling : RAGE
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Regretful : APOLOGETIC
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Aspect : AURA
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Pourboire : TIP
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Femme's husband : MARI
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Panacea : ELIXIR
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Regarding : INRE
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Doric Zeus : ZAN
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Go bad : ROT
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Corn lily : IXIA
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Campus activity : TEACHING
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Of a fatty acid : OLEIC
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"It is now ___ time" : POST
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Up-to-date: Prefix : NEO
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Dominate : GETTHEUPPERHAND
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Ruckus : ADO
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Terribly : VERY
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___ in the woods : BABES
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Italian sauce : MARINARA
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Slapstick missiles : PIES
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Parent of a sec. : MIN
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Guevara : CHE
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Prefix for cycle or phone : MEGA
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Color rarely born to : PURPLE
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Gang-controlled area : TURF
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Wimple wearer : NUN
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Dupe of Jacob : ESAU
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Atingle : STIMULATED
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Groom's need : RING
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Actor James : COCO
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Reveille's message : ARISE
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Might and ___ : MAIN
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Decorative vessel : EWER
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Irish poet : YEATS
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Stradivari teacher : AMATI
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Arsène of fiction : LUPIN
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Owner : PROPRIETOR
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Holbrook : HAL
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Energy source : ATOM
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Libretto subject : OPERA
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Implement : PUTINTOPRACTICE
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Friend, in Corsica : AMI
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Tear apart : LACERATE
10
Spook : WRAITH
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French waters : EAUX
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Roman fields : AGRI
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Limerick master : LEAR
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___ Strip : GAZA
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___ cit. (in the place cited) : LOC
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Bow out : EXIT
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German pronoun : ICH
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Spot : ESPY
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Nonattendance status : INABSENTIA
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Hawaii's state bird : NENE
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In the lap of the ___ : GODS
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Irish alphabet: Var. : OGAM
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Mother of Helen : LEDA
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Child: Lat. : PUER
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Fade away : EVANESCE
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Scoring initials : RBI
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Blood: Prefix : HAEM
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Malign : IMPUGN
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Zero : NIL
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Lima's land : PERU
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Indulge : HUMOR
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Kind of towel : GUEST
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Cordilleras region : ANDES
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Hair job, for short : PERM
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Federal bureau : USIA
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Hindu title : RANI
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Excoriate : FLAY
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Take in ___ (lead) : TOW
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Land measure : ARE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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