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New York Times, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,600

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Across
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Aides : STAFF
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Kitchen wrap : FOIL
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Engine-room man : OILER
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Fraud : HOAX
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Skirt : EDGE
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Showy flower : PEONY
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Fondness : AFFECTION
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Mount or Robin : HOOD
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Ghana port : ACCRA
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One who draws conclusions : INFERRER
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Certain Wednesday : ASH
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
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Scolded : LITINTO
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Magazine number: Abbr. : ISS
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Moot points : DIFFERENCES
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Santa Fe Trail town : TAOS
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Bungle one's lines : FLUFF
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Football score : GOAL
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With competence : EFFICIENTLY
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Broadway sign : SRO
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Go over : RETRACE
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Blockhead : OAF
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South of Wash. : ORE
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Pink bird : FLAMINGO
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Power : FORCE
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Gest : FEAT
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Girl's name : NORA
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Ousters : EVICTIONS
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Clotho and Atropos : FATES
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Mexican snack : TACO
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Datum : FACT
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Lodge brothers : ELKS
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French land areas : ILES
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McCarthy and Kelly : GENES
Down
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Old title of Persian kings : SOPHI
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Affix with string : TIEON
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Reserved : ALOOF
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Vulnerable car part : FENDER
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Playwright Christopher : FRY
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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___, so good : SOFAR
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Ohio name : TAFT
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English river : EXE
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Attractive : FETCHING
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Of a lyric poem : ODIC
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Russian name : IGOR
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Soviet river : LENA
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Part of India's pecking order : CASTE
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Guile : ARTIFICE
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Kind of herring : RED
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Part of an aquatic plant : AIRFLOAT
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___ at the post : LEFT
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Army men: Abbr. : NCOS
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Disrupt : TEAR
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Christiania today : OSLO
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Roman road : ITER
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Yegg's objective : SAFE
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Kind of sell : SOFT
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Skedaddle : FLEE
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Horseplay : FUN
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Hot, dry winds : SIROCCOS
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Proof mark : CARET
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Southern edible : YAM
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Termination : FINALE
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Ha-ha : FENCE
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Continues : LASTS
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Away : NOTIN
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Diving bird : GREBE
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Water hole : OASIS
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Celebration : FETE
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White House room : OVAL
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Hay pile : RICK
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Young animal : FOAL
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"___ only had known" : IFI
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Exhaust : FAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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