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New York Times, Friday, February 2, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { K V Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,574
Across
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Cavil : CARP
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New York's ___ River : EAST
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Maine bay : CASCO
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Spread : OLEO
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German title : FRAU
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Fabric : ORLON
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Inlets : RIAS
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Kind of house or speed : FULL
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European river : MEUSE
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Usually : FORTHEMOSTPART
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Remove from office : UNSEAT
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Lessen : PARE
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Ottoman title : DEY
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Woolly fabric : ALPACA
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Japanese screen : SHOJI
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Cheese : EDAM
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Earth line : AXIS
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Encounter : COMETOGRIPSWITH
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Mellowed : AGED
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Calm : ALLAY
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Barest : MEREST
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Tool : AWL
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Black-eyed and sweet : PEAS
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British P.M. and family : HEATHS
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Without doubt : BEYONDQUESTION
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Enticed : WILED
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Italian actress : DUSE
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Eban : ABBA
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Skirt style : ALINE
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Far East weight : TAEL
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Prevaricator : LIAR
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Tumbler : GLASS
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___ and ends : ODDS
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Lovers' spot : LANE
Down
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Island off Greece : CORFU
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"___ is in the streets" : ALION
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Brings up : REARS
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Mail, in Paris : POSTE
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Decadent : EFFETE
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Calla lily : ARUM
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English county : SALOP
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Oklahoma city : TULSA
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Oblige : COMPEL
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Scope : AREA
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Disparage : SLUR
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Charge : COST
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Unity : ONE
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"You never ___ so good" : HADIT
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March : TRAMP
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Heister : YEGG
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Ratchet part : PAWL
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Leaf angle : AXIL
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Appointment: Sp. : CITA
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Pale : ASHY
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Rabble : SCUM
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Predicament : HOLE
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Sharif : OMAR
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___ sais quoi : JENE
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Theology degree : DRE
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Verdi work : AIDA
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Made of a cereal : OATEN
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Soupy : SALES
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English potters : SPODES
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Top dogs : WHEELS
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Augment : ADDTO
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Athletic group : SQUAD
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In any way : ATALL
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Shinbone : TIBIA
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White House architect : HOBAN
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Net : SNARE
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Program : BILL
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Kazan : ELIA
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Desires : YENS
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Second-hand : USED
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Witty one : WAG

Answer summary: 5 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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