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New York Times, Friday, December 21, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { H J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,896
Across
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Barnyard sounds : BAAS
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Play ___ : POSSUM
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Not hard: Abbr. : SFT
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Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
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Birthplace of St. Francis : ASSISI
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Actress Mary : URE
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Nuptial confection? : BRIDALSWEET
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U. S. caricaturist : REA
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German article : EIN
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Asian people : TAI
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Short coat : REEFER
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Army-base cut-up? : POSTCARD
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Teases : RIBS
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One with a mortgage : LIENEE
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Coin receivers : SLOTS
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Hat : FEDORA
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French title : DUC
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Market course : DROP
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At all : ANY
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Dutch commune : EDE
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Clothes style : MOD
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Placed the golf ball : TEED
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Period : ERA
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Marvel, in Bonn : WUNDER
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Court decree : ARRET
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Squat : STUBBY
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Growl : GNAR
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Tin-eared : TONEDEAF
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Look upon as feasible : SEEFIT
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Asian, for one : FLU
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Farrow : MIA
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Supped : ATE
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In quest of sea food? : MUSSELBOUND
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Purge : RID
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Lack of government : UNRULE
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Confused : ASEA
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Electric currents: Abbr. : ACS
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Does brushwork : PAINTS
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Duration : TERM
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Ruth or Herman : BABE
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Up, as an anchor : ATRIP
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Turf : SOD
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Regal libation? : PALACEADE
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Legendary Irish bard : OSSIAN
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Compass point : SSW
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German pronoun : SIE
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Employer : USER
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Bishops' caps : MITERS
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Ocean-weary? : SURFBORED
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Kind of peach : FREESTONE
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Rip : TEAR
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Apparel : ATTIRE
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Old age, in Scotland : EILD
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Road sign : SLO
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See ___ : RED
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Te ___ : DEUM
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Box : SPAR
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___ Morgana : FATA
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Peppy : ENERGETIC
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Vats, for instance? : DYERNEEDS
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Range cuties : COWBELLES
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Former, old style : ERST
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Rub-a-___ : DUBDUB
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Unheeding : DEAF
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From ___ Z : ATO
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U. S. humorist : NYE
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Do decorating : TRIMUP
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Not sensed : UNFELT
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Erato, for one? : AMUSE
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More elegant : FINER
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Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
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Fish : TUNA
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Genesis man : ADAM
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Indian title : SRI
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___ Yat-sen : SUN
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Kind of meal : OAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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