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BRAVING THE ELEMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, February 4, 1973

Author:
Keith Blake
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,576
Across
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Poplar : ABELE
6
Astrologers' readings : ZODIACS
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Leave off : CEASE
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Kind of academy : NAVAL
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Going in one direction : UNIFLOW
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Irish savant : OLLAVE
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American bible : THEOLDFARMERSALMANAC
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Biddy : HEN
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Age : EON
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Urge : YEN
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Garden : EDEN
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Polite word: Abbr. : PLS
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Son of Gad : ERI
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Embellish : GILD
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Athirst : EAGER
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Cry of disgust : POOT
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Encountered : RANINTO
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Start of a letter : DEARSIR
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Florida Key : LARGO
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Elegy man : GRAY
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Word for the Eddie Cantors : SONLESS
44
Greencastle campus : DEPAUW
45
Adjust, as a watch : RESET
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Supply : PROVIDE
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Heir : LEGATEE
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Leaving : ORT
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F.D.R. cabinet member : WOODIN
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Gluey mud : SLIME
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Curve : ESS
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Reducing : ONADIET
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Southern hero : LEE
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Turn over : UPEND
60
Man with a barometer : FORECASTER
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Northern climate listings : FROSTDATES
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Oblivion : LETHE
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P.G.A. man : PRO
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Cooler : LESSHOT
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Stir : ADO
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Violin opening : FHOLE
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Movable feast : EASTER
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Same: Lat. abbr. : EAD
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Mosque tower : MINARET
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"When it ___ pours" : RAINSIT
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Adams and Q. Public : JOHNS
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Publisher : ISSUER
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Tipsy : DRUNKEN
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Jujitsu form : JUDO
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Oak, in France : CHENE
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Lowell or Dickinson : POETESS
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Pampered : CODDLED
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Latin-text word : AMAT
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Ruin : FORDO
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Miffed : SORE
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U.N. agency : ILO
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Angeles or Gatos : LOS
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Gray: Prefix : POLI
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Greek cross : TAU
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Leo's place : DEN
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Source of homey wisdom : POORRICHARDSALMANACK
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Fanny Brice role : SNOOKS
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Envelop : SWADDLE
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P.I. island : LEYTE
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Hide away : STASH
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Endowed with land : ESTATED
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Barnyard name : BOSSY
Down
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Flower part : ANTHER
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Eastern tree : BAHERA
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Venus, for one : EVENINGSTAR
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Thai language : LAO
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Building wing : ELL
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Flageolet : ZUFOLO
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___ off (intermittent) : ONAND
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Movie V.I.P. : DIR
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"___ memory serves" : IFMY
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Trapped : CORNERED
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Cloth samples: Abbr. : SWS
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Weather word : COLDER
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Mr. Gantry : ELMER
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Bates or Arkin : ALAN
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Blas or Diego : SAN
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Vanish : EVAPORATE
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Bucolic poems : ECLOGUES
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Revered one : DEITY
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Shield : AEGIS
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"Uncle Tom" author et al. : STOWES
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Insect : GNAT
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Beasts of burden : ASSES
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Family man : PAPA
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Anger : IRE
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Phone-booth art : DOODLE
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Resentful one : ENVIER
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Straighten : ALINE
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Photo captions : LEGENDS
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Theater sign : SRO
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Earth goddess : DEMETER
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Mouth part : ROOF
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Conductor Rapee : ERNO
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Random criticism : POTSHOT
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"When I ope my ___ no dogs bark!" : LIPSLET
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Conversation staple : WEATHER
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Nile people : LUO
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Neighbor of Md. : DEL
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Like some northern ports : ICEFREE
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"___ Rheingold" : DAS
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Wire: Abbr. : TEL
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Mail privileges : FRANKS
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Betsy and family : ROSSES
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Home for ___ : THEHOLIDAYS
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Of the dawn : EOAN
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Sorrow, in Paris : PEINE
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Friendly : AMICAL
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Kitchen aids : DISHMOPS
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" . . . praise depends ___" : ONSEASONS
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Made a boo-boo : ERRED
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Container : TIN
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Relative : AUNT
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Concerns of traffic police : AUTOLAWS
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Hardy character : JUDE
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Kind of number : ODD
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Column style : DORIC
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Large vessel : JORUM
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Do a shoe job : POLISH
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Took on fuel : COALED
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Chooses : ELECTS
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Party animal : DONKEY
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Branches : FORKS
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Like some bread : STALE
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Malaysian canoe : PROA
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Old Norse work : EDDA
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Away, in Scotland : OOT
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Home: Abbr. : HSE
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Ballistic abbr. : SDT
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Vestment : ALB
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Recent: Prefix : NEO

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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