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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 7, 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. 8,879
Across
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Finger noise : SNAP
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Nicaraguan natives : RAMAS
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Roman god : MARS
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East Indian palm : NIPA
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Alpha and ___ : OMEGA
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Lily Pons specialty : ARIA
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German numeral : ACHT
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U.S. author, with 57 Across : WASHINGTON
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U.S. notable, with 18 Across : GEORGE
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Part of an electric conductor : ANOLYTE
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Wagnerian opera : RIENZI
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Ingredient of little girls : SPICE
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Soul, in Paris : AME
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Girl : WENCH
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Walrus feature : TUSK
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African antelope : IMPALA
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Scrap of food : ORT
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Diplomat's place : EMBASSY
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Numeral : TEN
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Greek letter : PSI
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Coward's "Blithe ___" : SPIRIT
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Luminary : STAR
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Denominations : SECTS
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Garden flower : PEONY
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Spaniard's thirst : SED
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Resident of Aleppo : SYRIAN
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Mystery-story poison : ARSENIC
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Current writer, with 68 Across : IRVING
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Wife : BETTERHALF
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German river : EGER
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Grassy places : LEAS
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Ataturk : KEMAL
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American ostrich : RHEA
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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See 57 Across : STONE
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Difficulty : SNAG
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French resort : NICE
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Inclined to quote maxims : APHORISTIC
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U.S. patriot, with 34 Down : PATRICK
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Stubble field : ROWEN
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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French possessive : MES
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Irish V.I.P., with 4 Down : SAINT
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Pitcher Sal : MAGLIE
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Showy : ARTY
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Disturbance : RIOT
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Logical : SANE
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Trondheim's land : NORWAY
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Word with whiz : GEE
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African republic : ZAMBIA
25
Discloses : IMPARTS
27
Bus pickup places : STOPS
28
Winning horse's take : PURSE
30
Without effort : EASILY
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Napoleon's words to Josephine : NOTTONIGHT
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Unsullied : CLEAN
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U.S. economist, with 20 Across : HENRY
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Mischievous one : IMP
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Tank carrier: Abbr. : LST
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Early ascetic : ESSENE
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Pitcher Tom and family : SEAVERS
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Dangerous fly : TSETSE
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Moslem saint : PIR
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Daggers : DIRKS
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Garand, for one : RIFLE
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"___ was I ere . . . " : ABLE
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Dance : REEL
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Take a ___ at : STAB
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Huntley : CHET
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Require : NEED
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Foie ___ : GRAS
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Czech measure : LAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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