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New York Times, Thursday, February 8, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,580

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Across
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Tolerate : BEAR
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French bill of fare : CARTE
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Denounce, with "at" : RAIL
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River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
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Nom de plume : ALIAS
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Versatile one : JACKOFALLTRADES
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Bat wood : ASH
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Whale : CETE
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Hill builder : EMMET
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Portly : OBESE
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Oil center : TULSA
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Sawfish snout : SERRA
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Lorna of fiction : DOONE
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Direction: Abbr. : SSW
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Floor sweepers of a sort : TRAINS
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Right: Prefix : RECT
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French tea : THE
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Fad : RAGE
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Hawthorne girl : HILDA
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Withered : SERE
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Consumed : ATE
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Incomparable : RARE
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Matched : PAIRED
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Meadow grass : POA
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Kind of stew : IRISH
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___ hot and cold : BLOWS
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Oodles : LOADS
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Reserved : ALOOF
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Nautical call : AVAST
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Turkish V.I.P. : AMIR
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Insect egg : NIT
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Bad guesses : MISCALCULATIONS
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Aleutian island : ATKA
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___ space : OUTER
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Weight of Brazil : ONCA
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Guard or admiral : REAR
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Leopard's pride : SPOTS
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Kind of miss : NEAR
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___ California : BAJA
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Significant periods : ERAS
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City hit by 1964 quake : ANCHORAGEALASKA
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Korean soldier : ROK
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Cabarets : CAFES
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Having wings : ALATED
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Vex : RILE
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Hindu cymbals : TAL
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Id ___ : EST
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Enlarges a bore : REAMS
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Rider to 17 Across : ANDMASTEROFNONE
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French notion : IDEE
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Bewildered : LOST
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Larger quantity : OCEAN
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Lease anew : RELET
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Cheese : BRIE
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___ the line : TOED
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Use an opener : UNCAP
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Type of hinge : STRAP
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Escutcheon bands : ORLES
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Virago : SHREW
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Does a garden job : WEEDS
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Fragment of china : SHARD
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Missile housing : SILO
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Cowboy's equipment : RIATA
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Scrub a space mission : ABORT
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Village : HAMLET
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Statuette of note : OSCAR
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Perjurers : LIARS
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Measures of Sweden : AMAR
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Quickly, in France : VITE
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Kind of suggestion : AUTO
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Indian of S. A. : INCA
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Dictator : TSAR
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Spanish article : LOS
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Chalice : CUP
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Electrified atom : ION

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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