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New York Times, Thursday, December 27, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,902
Across
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Poet Ogden : NASH
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Mexico, Colombia, etc.: Abbr. : SPAM
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Woolly creatures : LAMBS
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In ___ (thing done) : ACTU
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Bluebloods' game : POLO
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Burdens: Lat. : ONERA
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Throat sound : AHEM
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The Admirable Doctor : ROGERBACON
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With ill-temper : CRABBILY
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Relative of hay fever : ASTHMA
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Make unclean : POLLUTE
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Convenes : SITS
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French summer : ETE
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False appearance : POSE
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Either of two states: Abbr. : DAK
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Vaulted : LEAPT
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"Street Scene" author : ELMERRICE
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"Army" man of golf : ARNIE
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Farm animal : RAM
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Tacky : SEEDY
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Boiler measuring device : WATERGAGE
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Famed Time-Life signature : HLUCE
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Peachtree and Green Dolphin: Abbr. : STS
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"It must have been something ___" : IATE
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Clock number : III
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Golden Rule preposition : UNTO
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Counterbalances : OFFSETS
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William Saroyan's birthplace : FRESNO
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Pony express service station : SMITHERY
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Dish for a shifty politician : REDHERRING
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Queen Farah's land : IRAN
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"___ the spreading chestnut . . . " : UNDER
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Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
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Nest, in Napoli : NIDO
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Steering and landing : GEARS
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"___ on earth!" : WHAT
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Opposite of hawed : GEED
Down
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Civil rights org. : NAACP
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Colorless: Prefix : ACHRO
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Break a commandment : STEAL
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Unwelcome dessert : HUMBLEPIE
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Goblin : SPRITE
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U. S. author Ernest : POOLE
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Boy's nickname : ALGY
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Curly's brother : MOE
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Newsman's night stint : LOBSTERSHIFT
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Animal structures: Abbr. : ANATS
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Garage worker: Abbr. : MECH
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Ichabod's rival : BROM
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Yemen's capital : SANA
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End, as a siege : RAISE
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Gate crashers : BUTTERINNERS
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French battle site : SOMME
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Beach, in France : PLAGE
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Mon ___! : DIEU
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Electricity initials : ACDC
29
Actor Luke : KEYE
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Draco's code of ___ : LAWS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Insects : ANTS
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Muse : ERATO
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Enjoying : RELISHING
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Florida bowl : GATOR
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"___ stuck, I'll call" : IFIGET
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Poe house : USHER
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___ vincit amor : OMNIA
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Uncanny : EERIE
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___ secret : TRADE
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Church group : SYNOD
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Discotheque dance : FRUG
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Director Clair : RENE
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Cockney's Miss 'Opper : EDDA
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Hindu disciple : SIKH
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Cannery or Catfish : ROW

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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