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New York Times, Tuesday, March 13, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,613

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Across
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Fresh-water fish : CHUB
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S. A. Indian : CARIB
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Inclination : BENT
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Excellent : AONE
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Electric terminal : ANODE
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Melody : ARIA
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Scheming : PLAYINGPOLITICS
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Electric ___ : EEL
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Stint for Liquori : MILE
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Athletic teams : NINES
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Window part : PANE
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Football man : BACK
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Strauss opera : SALOME
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Meals : REPASTS
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Thirst quenchers : ALES
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Apple leavings : CORES
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Joker : WIT
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Treated contemptuously : PLAYEDHORSEWITH
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Family member : SIS
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On relief : NEEDY
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City in Nevada : ELKO
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Sonnet parts : SESTETS
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Kind of diplomacy : DOLLAR
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Eye parts : LIDS
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White House name : POLK
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Roadside shrub : SUMAC
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Cucumber-like : COOL
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Exclamations : OHS
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Speculated : PLAYEDTHEMARKET
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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Moselle tributary : SAAR
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Bogged down : MIRED
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Ship's width : BEAM
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Wear for Sherlock : CAPE
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Predicament : HOLE
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Single : UNAL
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Tunisian title : BEY
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Tooth : CANINE
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Right or obtuse : ANGLE
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String's big brother : ROPE
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Wedding words : IDO
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Barbara ___ Geddes : BEL
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Printed fabrics : BATIKS
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Sligo's land : ERIN
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Neighbor of Monaco : NICE
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Moscow agency : TASS
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Mosque man : IMAM
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"___ of fire, break glass" : INCASE
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Flower : POSY
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Logan or goose : BERRY
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Residents of a movie planet : APES
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Weakens : SAPS
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"___ lost!" : ALLIS
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Legal paper : LEASE
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Land measures : ROODS
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Fabric weave : TWILL
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Alaskan locale : SITKA
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Huntley et al. : CHETS
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Norse deity : THOR
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Inveigle : ENTICE
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Exploit : DEED
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TV veteran : WELK
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St. George, for one : SLAYER
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Destined : DOOMED
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Earthen jar : OLLA
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French rhymer : POETE
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Resorts : SPAS
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Hari : MATA
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Burn a bit : CHAR
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Migratory worker : OKIE
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Olympian : HERA
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Check : STEM
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Auto-light setting : DIM
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Jewish teacher : RAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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