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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,900

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Across
1
Time : ERA
4
Ecstasy : BLISS
9
Judo's black and brown : BELTS
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Our: Fr. : NOS
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Charge : RUNAT
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Heep : URIAH
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Swimmer's forte : BUTTERFLYSTROKE
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Market places : AGORAE
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Country-road feature : RUT
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Man's nickname : NED
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Scrap : SHRED
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Ethan et al. : FROMES
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Enter quietly : EASEIN
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One who appraises : RATER
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Headwear : CAP
36
U. S. mediation agency : NLRB
37
Land mass : AFRICA
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Endlessly : ONANDON
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Ennobles : UPLIFTS
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Get ready to box : UNROBE
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Quarry : PREY
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Vain one : FOP
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French soldier : POILU
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After dinner drink orders : BANDBS
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Those to do unto : OTHERS
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Practical : UTILE
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Specialized levy : USETAX
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Gourmet sea food : BUTTERFLYSHRIMP
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Of an arm bone : ULNAR
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Della : REESE
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Cards and Reds, e.g. : TEAMS
66
Time spans : YEARS
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Burdened one : ASS
Down
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De haut ___ (from top to bottom) : ENBAS
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Golfer's milieu at times : ROUGH
3
John Jacob or Mary : ASTOR
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Certain plates : BREADANDBUTTERS
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Decoy : LURE
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Men on foot: Abbr. : INF
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Mineo : SAL
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"Nat Turner" author : STYRON
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Flowering shrubs : BUTTERFLYBUSHES
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Goof : ERR
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Elsa, for one : LION
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Gate receipts : TAKE
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Get rid of : SHED
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Trap, in a way : TREE
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___ up (recap) : SUM
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Christmas or Boston : FERN
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Kid : RIB
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Gown : SARI
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___ gin : SLOE
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Spat : TIFF
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Word with plasm or morph : ECTO
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Grate : RASP
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Bridge maneuver : COUP
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___ Domini : ANNO
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___ mutuel : PARI
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Echoed : APED
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Receptacles : URNS
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Average : PAR
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Place for bats : BELFRY
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British money: Abbr. : STER
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Pronoun : HER
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"___ far, far better thing ... " : ITISA
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Actor Fernando : LAMAS
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Men of Montreal : EXPOS
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Border : ABUT
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Slipper : MULE
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Volcano : ETNA
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Great power : USSR
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Beret : TAM
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Shelter : LEE
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Vote : YEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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