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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 1973

Author:
Catherine Shogry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { B Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Catherine Shogry has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,906
Across
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Vagrant : TRAMP
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Poise : TACT
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Ruler : TSAR
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One of the Mongolias : OUTER
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Winglike parts : ALAE
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Other: Sp. : OTRO
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Subway for Pierre : METRO
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Type of rubber : PARA
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River of Italy : NERA
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Distends : EXPANDS
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High or reverse : GEAR
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Sparks' concern : RADIO
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Attractive photos : PINUPS
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World ___ : SERIES
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Lion's friend : DANIEL
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Corrects : EDITS
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Chamberlain's bathrobe size : LARGE
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Airline-board initials : ETA
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Ready money : CASH
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River island : AIT
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Trojan War figure : AJAX
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Explosive : TNT
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Like a beach on a rough day : SPUMY
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Fusee, for one : FLARE
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Embellishes : ADORNS
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Palm trees : ARECAS
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Victimized : PREYED
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Pikes and others : PEAKS
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Gumshoes : TECS
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Sit-in, e.g. : PROTEST
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Yearn : ACHE
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Verdi girl : AIDA
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Predicaments : HOLES
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Cook's offering : TOUR
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Virginia ___ : REEL
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Jagged : EROSE
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Common Latin word : ESSE
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Melville novel : TYPEE
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Piper's son : TOM
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Fragrant herb : RUE
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Big Board listing : ATT
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George or Dandy Don : MEREDITH
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Substitutes : PROXIES
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Bark cloth : TAPA
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Ladd : ALAN
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Social event : CARDPARTY
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Annoying : TEASING
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Language : TONGUE
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High climber : STEEPLEJACK
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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Stadium sound : ROAR
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Opposite of neg. : POS
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Fortification : REDAN
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Greek grammarian : ARISTARCHUS
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Never, in Leipzig : NIE
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Faction : SECT
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Fallow deer : DAIMS
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Basement installations : LAUNDRIES
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Tannin-yielding plants : TARAS
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Woodsmen's needs : AXES
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Relating to luck : ALEATORY
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Kind of bean or sauce : SOY
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Get ready for : PREPARE
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Stream : FRESHET
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Arizona's is painted : DESERT
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Imitate : APE
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Cowboy ___ Bill : PECOS
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So long! : TATA
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Certain writings : ODES
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___ of woe : TALE
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Cut off : LOP
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Direction: Abbr. : ESE
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Observe : SEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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