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New York Times, Saturday, February 10, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,582
Across
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Warm-water fish : SCAD
5
Clean the frying pan : SCOUR
10
Nutty : GAGA
14
Small shark : TOPE
15
Analyze in grammar class : PARSE
16
Bigwig : LION
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Ed or Nancy : AMES
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Standish stand-in : ALDEN
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Island in Formosa Strait : AMOY
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Nixon Cabinet man : ROGERSMORTON
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Liquors : RUMS
24
Calif. town : ARCATA
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Splits : REAVES
31
Israeli official : ABBAEBAN
33
Start : ENTER
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Give the third degree to : GRILL
35
Lap robe : RUG
36
Abbr. on a fork or spoon : STER
37
Famous mutiny of fiction : CAINE
38
Naval officer : MATE
39
Renaissance, for one : ERA
40
Goldbrick : LAZED
41
Castro : FIDEL
42
Assassinated Premier of Jordan : WASFITAL
44
Ethan and others : ALLENS
45
Asparagus servings : SPEARS
46
Hatched : BRED
47
Japanese Premier : KAKUEITANAKA
53
Capri, e.g. : ISLE
56
Pointless : INANE
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Although : EVEN
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Golda : MEIR
59
Anon : LATER
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Victim : PREY
62
Robust : LUSTY
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Edgar or C.P. : SNOW
Down
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Twinkler : STAR
2
Singer Perry : COMO
3
Take down ___ : APEG
4
Worthy one : DESERVER
5
Bursts of energy : SPASMS
6
Lulls : CALMS
7
Ecclesiastical book : ORDO
8
Customer : USER
9
Available, as an apartment : RENTABLE
10
Quick look : GLANCE
11
Ambition : AIM
12
Sticky stuff : GOO
13
At all : ANY
21
Sorry one : RUER
22
Exam : ORAL
25
Scrape : ABRADE
26
Take out the slack : TAUTEN
27
Halo wearers : ANGELS
28
Patches : RESEWS
29
Ambush : ENTRAP
30
Military command : ATEASE
31
Spirit in "The Tempest" : ARIEL
32
Restrict : BIND
34
Controversial Strip : GAZA
37
Van Winkle's range : CATSKILL
38
Gentleness : MILDNESS
40
Turkish money : LIRA
41
Insect : FLEA
43
Flimflammery : FAKERY
44
Main channel : ARTERY
46
___-Simon test : BINET
48
Two-toed sloth : UNAU
49
Dines : EATS
50
River in England : AVON
51
Lotto-like game : KENO
52
Over again : ANEW
53
Brat : IMP
54
Indian weight : SER
55
Trygve : LIE

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