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New York Times, Saturday, December 29, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { H J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,904
Across
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Bedevil : BADGER
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Get off the subject : DIGRESS
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Surfeit : SATIATE
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Short solo : ARIETTA
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New Jersey city : TRENTON
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Aerial navigation system : TELERAN
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Site of a famed casbah : ORAN
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Away : NOTIN
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Ohio city : KENT
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Get the booby prize : LOSE
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Merry Windsor people : WIVES
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Pitcher : EWER
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Quebec's patron saint : ANNE
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Masque by Milton : COMUS
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Jewish month : TEBET
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Calif. city : COVINA
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Sullied : DEFILED
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Tout's offer : SUREBET
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Guessing-game category : ANIMAL
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Hold back : DETER
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Made of a cereal : OATEN
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Boil with rage : FUME
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Winglike : ALAR
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Nat or Old King : COLE
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State of snafu : MESS
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Biblical food : MANNA
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Prospective, as a bride : TOBE
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Red Baron, for one : AVIATOR
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Type of space flight : ORBITAL
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Reprimand : CENSURE
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Baking needs : LEAVENS
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Affianced : ENGAGED
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Hash house : EATERY
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Pushcart : BARROW
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Relaxing : ATEASE
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Trencherman's anticipation : DINNERTIME
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Mob weapon : GAT
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District of England : ETON
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Illustrious : RENOWNED
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Grammatical case : DATIVE
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Miss Castle : IRENE
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___ Blas : GIL
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Exude fumes : REEK
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Ollie's partner : STAN
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Rome's Castel ___'Angelo : SANT
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Fur item : STOLE
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Shade : TINT
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Cross the goal line : SCORE
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"Green Mansions" hero : ABEL
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Excessively energetic : OVERACTIVE
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Playing marble : MIB
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French numeral : UNE
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Perched : SAT
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African antelope : ELAND
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Precious : CUTE
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Philippine tree : DAO
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Spanish queen : ENA
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In shape : FIT
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Florida native : SEMINOLE
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Gaelic poem : DUAN
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Like some slacks : FLARED
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Disaster-area villain : LOOTER
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Eastern capital : ALBANY
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Lively dances : REELS
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Love, to Virna Lisi : AMORE
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Riot-control product : MACE
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In balance : EVEN
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Squeal : SING
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Fencing cry : SASA
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Tract : AREA
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Harbor boat : TUG
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Pet for Dracula : BAT

Answer summary: 2 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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