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New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 1973

Author:
John C. Laflin
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,583
Across
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Stadium vendor's item : FRANK
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Turkish moneys : PARAS
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Likely : APTTO
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In present condition : ASIS
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___ Soleil : LEROI
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Relative of moola : DINERO
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Composer Franz : LEHAR
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Italian boy's name : GINO
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Reconcile : ADAPT
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Engages in : ENTERS
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Notions : IDEAS
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Aware of : ONTO
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Controversial issue : POLITICALFOOTBALL
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Right's partner : MIGHT
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Singer Siepi : CESARE
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Hawaiian port : HILO
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Regatta place : HENLEY
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Once-a-week menace : SUNDAYDRIVER
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Devastate : SCOURGE
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Capital of Tarn : ALBI
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Roof worker : SLATER
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Dullea : KEIR
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Monk's title : FRA
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Dalmatian : COACHDOG
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Scorecard listing : LINEUP
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Thwarted : STYMIED
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Bristle : AWN
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Insect part : OOPOD
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Aug. 1 fete : LAMMAS
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Contour: Fr. : GALBE
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Baseball throw : PEG
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Non compos ___ : MENTIS
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Curves : ESSES
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One of a global five : OCEAN
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Exerts leverage: Var. : PRISES
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Enoch or Elizabeth : ARDEN
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Barren area : SAHARA
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Leaves home and hearth : STRIKESOUTONONESOWN
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Phone : RINGUP
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Russian marshal : KONEV
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Italian composer : BUSONI
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Like a solid : CUBIC
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Hillside : SLOPE
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Lament : BEMOAN
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Number in a minyan : TEN
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Some golf tourneys : OPENS
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Of deserts : EREMIC
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Like some fans : RABID
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Half an African group : MAU
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Like old roofs : SAGGING
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Lawrence's milieu : ARABIA
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July opponents : ALLSTARS
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Thus: Sp. : ASI
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Barn sounds : MOOS
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Items on a Paris menu : SNAILS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Foul smelling : NOISOME
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Like some typed mss. : TRIPLESPACED
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Famous Yankee : MANTLE
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Bone: Prefix : OSSE
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Of the past month : ULTIMO
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"And Phoebus 'gins ___" : ARISE
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Ball club : NINE
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Oblivion : LETHE
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Horse color : SORREL
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Aforesaid : DITTO
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Safecracker : YEGG
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Giggle : TEHEE
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Tail ___ (also-rans) : ENDERS
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Harsh : ACERB
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Too : ALSO
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Boxing decisions : DRAWS
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Tobacco and Burma : ROADS
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Israeli dances : HORAS
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To-do : FLAP
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Make over : REDO
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Words for a tough task : NOPICNIC
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Equipped, in England : KITTED
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French table wine : PINARD
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Stag's pride : ANTLERS
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Offshore hazard : REEF
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Irish cry : ARRO
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Middling : SOSO
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Bike parts : PEDALS
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Pope's "The Rape of ___" : THELOCK
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Afrikaans : TAAL
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Connectives : ORS
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___ concern : AGOING
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Marching formation : SINGLEFILE
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___ doghouse : INTHE
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Like a chimney flue : SOOTY
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Dental problem : DECAY
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Bible book: Abbr. : ISA
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"___ a Horse" : THREEMENON
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Social whirls : MERRYGOROUNDS
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Eight, in Tours : HUIT
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Hare, vis-â-vis tortoise : SLOWER
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African women : UBANGIS
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Evil : ILL
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Let sink : VAIL
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Heater : ETNA
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Faroe winds : OES
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Signature of Li'l Abner's creator : ACAPP
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Jamaica and bay : RUMS
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Hebrew weight : REBA
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Poetic figure of speech : HOMERICSIMILE
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Ruins : DOESIN
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Surgeon's forte: Abbr. : OPN
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Received : GOT
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Jewish festival : PASSOVER
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Parrots : MACAWS
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Body of expatriate Jews : DIASPORA
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O'Casey : SEAN
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Theater sign : SRO
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Pronoun : SHE
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Bean feature : STRING
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Bogart role : DUKEMANTEE
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W.W. II theater : ETO
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Put up money ___ (post bond) : ASBAIL
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Metric weights: Abbr. : KGS
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Owl, in Berlin : EULE
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Beak : NEB
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Like a bed at times : NOTMADE
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Approached : NEARED
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Not idle : INUSE
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___ Nostra : COSA
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Asian tree : UPAS
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Early stages : BEGINNINGS
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Private: Abbr. : PERS
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Lamb's lament : MAA
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Debt: Abbr. : OBL
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Steel beam : IBAR
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Roman 103 : CIII
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Durante asset : NOSE
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Slimy stuff : GOO
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Mountain : ALP
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Popular Latin song : TICOTICO
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___ path for : SMOOTHA
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Mumbled one's words : SLURRED
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Lake near Utica : OTSEGO
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Avoid : ESCHEW
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Cockney's aides : ELPERS
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Small-runway planes : STOLS
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Greek letters : PIS
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Jewish benediction : AMIDAH
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"There is ___ slip ... " : MANYA
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Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
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Snow gear: Var. : SKEES
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Mock : JEER
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French river : YSER
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Samoan council : FONO
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Village of Russia : ORDA
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Roman road : ITER
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Other, in Spain : OTRA
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Cribbage jacks : NOBS
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Inc., in England : LTD

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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