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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,878
Across
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Salad item, for short : CUKE
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Word with let or pupil : STAR
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The 23d is a famous one : PSALM
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Indigo plant : ANIL
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Hawaiian city : HILO
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Speech fault: Suffix : LALIA
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Baseball team : NINE
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Korean apricot : ANSU
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Closing words : AMENS
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Habiliments : TOGGERY
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Becomes aware of : NOTICES
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Short football kickoff : ONSIDE
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Author of "Clash by Night" : ODETS
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Swedish town : EDA
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"Dere Mable" author : STREETER
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Cabinet name : KISSINGER
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Wheel part : NAVE
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Fish of Europe : IDE
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A limited one can be valuable : EDITION
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Asian holiday : TET
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New or Fair : DEAL
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Island Asians : NIPPONESE
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Birthplace of a certain chip : SARATOGA
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Certain hold : TOE
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Physician : GALEN
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Insect stage : INSTAR
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Stanley, for one : STEAMER
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"Bartered Bride" composer : SMETANA
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Woo : COURT
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Give off : EMIT
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Main artery : AORTA
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Danube city : LINZ
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Deed : GEST
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Actress Claire : BLOOM
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Maugham's "The Razor's ___" : EDGE
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Writer Zane : GREY
Down
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Part of a poem : CANTO
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Common station name : UNION
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George V et al. : KINGS
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Plaintive poems : ELEGIES
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___ share alike : SHAREAND
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Tim or Alice : TINY
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Than: Ger. : ALS
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Kind of ticket : ROUNDTRIP
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Missouri tributary : PLATTE
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Japanese guitar : SAMISEN
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Guinness : ALEC
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Kind of baseball drive : LINE
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Bernstein work : MASS
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Rickenbacker : EDDIE
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Poetic word : OER
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Of a Soviet area: Var. : OSETIAN
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Philadelphia's ex-mayor : TATE
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Holiday highlights : EVES
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Network : RETE
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Young goats : KIDS
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Inkling : IDEA
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Char : SEAR
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Bar mix : GINGERALE
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Make the best of : OPTIMIZE
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"___ but you" : NOONE
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Spanish rascal : LAGARTO
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Starter of a sort : NESTEGG
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Gong with indefinite pitch : TAMTAM
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Bravo : OLE
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Circus figure : TAMER
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Cordial flavor : ANISE
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Unkempt : RATTY
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Memento of a scrape : SCAB
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Dupe : TOOL
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Gray kangaroo : EURO
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Joined the choir : SANG
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Cover : LID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 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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