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New York Times, Saturday, February 17, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,589
Across
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Snow job : SHOVELING
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Smallmouth : BASS
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Parted : SEPARATED
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Part of a poem : CANTO
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Alienates : ESTRANGES
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City in N. Y. : OLEAN
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Ah ___ of fiction : SIN
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Thor, e.g. : GOD
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"Fables in ___" : SLANG
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Recall : CITE
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Acrobats' wear : LEOTARDS
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Poker word : RAISE
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River features : DELTAS
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Bright fish : OPAHS
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Work on a pipe : TAMP
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Human race : MAN
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Faucet : TAP
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Period : DOT
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___-Nazi : NEO
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Miss Maxwell : ELSA
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Self, to Cicero : IPSE
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Port in Germany : EMDEN
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Hewed : FELLED
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Crowers : COCKS
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Boss : OVERSEER
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Words of dismay : OHOH
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___ green : PARIS
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Hebrew letter : VAU
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Syndicate monogram : NEA
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Restaurant owner of films : ALICE
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Unsmiling : MIRTHLESS
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Jerry of basketball : LUCAS
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Humanitarians : ALTRUISTS
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O'Casey : SEAN
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Rats : DESERTERS
Down
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Direction: Abbr. : SSE
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Myra : HESS
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Glass workers : OPTICIANS
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Gloss over : VARNISH
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Byzantine, for one : ERA
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Peace Nobelist of 1921 : LANGE
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"Let's let ___ at that" : ITGO
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Heckled : NEEDLED
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Merchandise: Abbr. : GDS
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Stabilizing load : BALLAST
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Close, in poems : ANEAR
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One-night ___ : STAND
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Arias : SONGS
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___ Rica : COSTA
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Exam : TEST
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Omitted : ELIDED
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Banker Kahn : OTTO
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Apple variety : ROME
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"Oh what ___ was ... " : APAL
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Mottled, as a horse : DAPPLE
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Macaroni ___ : ANDCHEESE
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Milquetoastish : MEEK
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Name in opera : PONS
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Wing: Fr. : AILE
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Georgia ___ : TECH
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Cinematic Queen : AFRICAN
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Submissive : SERVILE
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Like some nights : MOONLIT
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Curves : ESSES
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Gems : OPALS
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Worth : VALUE
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Shrub genus : ERICA
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Extravagant : OUTRE
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Crafts' partner : ARTS
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Star: Prefix : ASTR
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Demented : MAD
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Ben ___ : HUR
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Draft agency : SSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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