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New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 244 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,599
Across
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Type of roof : TILED
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Mammoth, for one : CAVE
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Smeltery product : SLAG
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Positive pole : ANODE
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Festivals : ALES
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Divulge : TELL
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Use the grill : BROIL
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Style : TONE
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Choir-loft occupant : ALTO
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Feeling : SENTIMENT
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Shouts : CRIES
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Mind : CARE
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Operates on sheep : SHEARS
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Card sharps : CHEATS
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U. S. writer : POE
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Gives a panning to : ROASTS
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Part of V.F.W. : VETERANS
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Top-drawer : ELITE
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Use a straw : SIP
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Automatic mechanism : ROBOT
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Hanger-on : PARASITE
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Plymouth family : ALDENS
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Type of bean : SOY
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English essayist : STEELE
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Don José's gypsy friend : CARMEN
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Money in Salerno : LIRA
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Bermuda or Spanish : ONION
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Josephine Hull's Cadillac : SOLIDGOLD
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Drizzle : MIST
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Go on about : RAVE
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English composer : ELGAR
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Helm position : ALEE
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Word of assent : AMEN
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Hero of Sheridan's "Pizarro" : ROLLA
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Spanish muralist : SERT
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Sprightly : PERT
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One of Churchill's three : SWEAT
Down
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Parts of index cards : TABS
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Regarding : INRE
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Diving bird : LOON
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Work on the copy desk : EDIT
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Lazy cook's friend : DELICATESSEN
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Does banquet work : CATERS
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"I want to be ___" : ALONE
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Coat slit : VENT
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Compass point : ESE
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Gape : STARE
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George Sand heroine : LELIA
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Do a tailoring job : ALTER
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Pretense : GLOSS
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Gym pieces : MATS
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Between-halves V.I.P.'s : CHEERLEADERS
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Drunkard : SOT
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Drink : COLA
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Feature of a Persian cat : HAIR
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This, in Spain : ESTA
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Energy : PEP
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Ribbed fabric : REP
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Wager : VIE
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Took the bus : RODE
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Actor Walter : ABEL
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What Mother Hubbard's dog had : NONE
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Wall and Broad: Abbr. : STS
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Farm area : STY
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Charged atom : ION
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"The Bell of ___" : ATRI
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Kind of partner : SILENT
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States of torpor : COMAS
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Stair part : RISER
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Musical work : MOTET
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Romeo or Don Juan : LOVER
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Unchanged : SAME
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Kind of worm : GLOW
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Give the eye to : OGLE
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Mediocre : LALA
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Mild oath : DRAT
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Strike sharply : RAP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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