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New York Times, Friday, February 23, 1973

54-Down : Ramshackle

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J M Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,595
Across
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Restores citizenship : REPATRIATES
12
Erwin : STU
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When to return from lunch : ATONEOCLOCK
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Mad, wet creature : HEN
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Justice's concern : THELAWOFTHELAND
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Item in the ring : HAT
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Gambling game : KENO
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Was indebted : OWEDTO
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Gunga and others : DINS
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Glacial ice block : SERAC
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Second-hand tire : RECAP
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Kind of director: Abbr. : CSTG
31
Billiards accessory : RACK
32
Glue-factory candidate : NAG
34
Paddles : OARS
36
Diminutive ending : CLE
37
Kind of order : PECKING
41
Fouled the kicker, in football : ROUGHED
43
Cheer : RAH
44
Asian land : LAOS
46
Zoo attraction : GNU
47
Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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Accompanied by : WITH
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Alumni : GRADS
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Hawaiian island : LANAI
57
Accurate : TRUE
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Bryce Canyon's state : UTAH
60
Admittance : ACCESS
62
Part of M. A. : ARTS
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Family member: Abbr. : BRO
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Surveyor's concern : THELAYOFTHELAND
68
Slippery fellow : EEL
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Gave it the gas : ACCELERATED
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Draft org. : SSS
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Interminably : CEASELESSLY
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Preferably : RATHER
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Colorless gas : ETHANE
3
Kind of license : POETIC
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Beast: Abbr. : ANL
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Hard wood : TEAK
6
Used 34 Across : ROWED
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Of an image : ICONIC
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Spanish king : ALFONSO
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Add up : TOT
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Reverberate : ECHO
11
Swerves : SKEWS
12
One of a Biblical trio : SHADRACH
13
Arm of a sort : TENTACLE
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Left port : UNDOCKED
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Sinister look : LEER
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Clammy : DANK
25
Sol or Vega : STAR
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Jack and Jill's luggage : PAIL
30
Liquor : GROG
33
Eat away at : GNAW
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Intoned : SUNG
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Church V.I.P.'s : PRELATES
38
Results of too many decibels : EARACHES
39
Church parts : CHANCELS
40
___ alone : GOIT
42
Hindu teacher : GURU
45
Rakes with fire : STRAFES
48
Asian weight : TAEL
50
Dash headlong : HURTLE
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Baseball-record entries : ATBATS
53
Weedy grass : DARNEL
54
Ramshackle : SHODDY
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Newton : ISAAC
58
Merman : ETHEL
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Groom, in India : SYCE
63
Withered : SERE
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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___ Cruces : LAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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