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New York Times, Friday, December 28, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 50, Avg Word Len: 4.38, Missing: { G K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 44, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,903

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Across
1
Supernatural power: Abbr. : ESP
4
Unlock, poetically : OPE
7
Ski-slope transit : TBAR
11
"A Day at the ___" : RACES
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Detroit-based org. : UAW
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Apiece : EACH
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Inclined : ATILT
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Three, in Milan : TRE
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"Virginia Woolf" author : ALBEE
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Groucho role : RUFUSTFIREFLY
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Roof ornament : EPI
22
Ice, in Bonn : EIS
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Premise : REASON
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Brewer's need : MALT
28
Distant : FAR
29
Vietnamese port : HUE
30
Slovenly one : SLOB
32
Small island : AIT
33
Mel : OTT
34
Comedy team : THEMARXBROTHERS
39
Scottish explorer : RAE
40
Mideast initials : UAR
41
Face feature : NOSE
42
Equal: Prefix : ISO
43
Opposite of syn. : ANT
44
Sciences' partner : ARTS
46
Night club : BISTRO
48
Pub offering : ALE
49
Knicks' league: Abbr. : NBA
52
Groucho role : WOLFJFLYWHEEL
56
Poplar tree : ALAMO
58
P. I. tribe : ATI
59
Mean dwelling : HOVEL
60
Halcyon : CALM
61
Tiny : WEE
62
"A Night at the ___" : OPERA
63
Neat : TIDY
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Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
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Bitter vetch : ERS
Down
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Delight in : EATUP
2
Futuristic stories, for short : SCIFI
3
S. A. tree : PELU
4
Garb : OUTFIT
5
Tuileries' city : PARIS
6
Pitcher : EWER
7
"I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
8
Car ornaments : BABYSHOES
9
Expert : ACE
10
Fluidity unit : RHE
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Uncommon : RARE
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Louis and Moritz : STS
17
Roman orator : AFER
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Unconventional : OUTRE
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N. Y. five : NETS
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Popular tattoo : MOM
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
28
Cone-bearing tree : FIR
30
City on the Yangtze : SHASI
31
Jack Ruby victim : LEEOSWALD
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Shortened: Abbr. : ABR
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Old N. Y. daily, for short : TRIB
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___ the mill : RUNOF
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Totem pole : XAT
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Explosive : TNT
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O. T. book: Abbr. : HOS
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Guthrie : ARLO
44
Axis's foes : ALLIES
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King, in Spain : REY
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A Smothers brother : TOMMY
48
Following : AFTER
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"___ give a sucker . . . " : NEVER
50
Drinks : BEERS
51
___ breve : ALLA
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Parts of a vise : JAWS
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Pronoun : WHO
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Type of chest : HOPE
56
Do stage work : ACT
57
Medieval tale : LAI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 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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