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APPLICATION

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 1973

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,618
Across
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Disperse : STREW
6
Links place : CUFF
10
Top : ACME
14
Space group : NASA
18
Like a $3 bill : PHONEY
20
Hair style : AFRO
21
Carol : NOEL
22
Author Hunter : EVAN
23
Casino game : ROUGEETNOIR
25
Walrus feature : TUSK
26
Trick : WILE
27
Analogy words : ISTO
28
Bushy clump : TOD
29
Certain solvents : ETHERS
31
Rule : BYLAW
32
Actor Will : GEER
33
Articles : ITEMS
35
Ahead : INTHELEAD
37
MacKenzie : GISELE
39
Biddy : HEN
40
Water, in Sonora : AGUA
41
German region : BADEN
44
Site south of Eye, England : MASCARAALGERIA
49
World service agency : UNESCO
51
"Vesti La Giubba," e.g. : ARIA
52
Commoner : PLEB
53
New Deal org. : NRA
55
Bldg. debt : MTG
56
Mata : HARI
59
Prefix for dox or pedic : ORTHO
61
Fan : ROOTER
63
Anna's destination : SIAM
65
Pitch : TOSS
67
Skins, in Madrid : PIELS
69
Spanish others : OTROS
70
Basis for one's thing : PSYCHOLOGICALMAKEUP
74
Coconut meat : COPRA
75
Forest of W. W. II massacre : KATYN
76
Travel-ad offering : TOUR
77
Jewish month : ADAR
79
Goals : IDEALS
81
Sahl et al. : MORTS
83
Town, in Africa : STAD
85
Conceit : EGO
86
Women's org. : DAR
87
Jacob's son : LEVI
89
Aspect : AURA
91
Barber-shelf item : BAYRUM
93
Items in "These Foolish Things" : LIPSTICKTRACES
98
Poet Hermann : HESSE
99
Diving bird : LOON
100
One, in Bonn : EIN
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Laud : EXTOLL
103
Equals : AMOUNTSTO
106
Texas player : ASTRO
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Missy : LASS
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Astir : ABOUT
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Like some music : ATONAL
114
Margin : RIM
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Italian hatred : ODIO
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Liquid sound : GLUG
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Actor Richard : EGAN
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Decamp : TAKEAPOWDER
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Hebrew letter : RESH
122
Limit : METE
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O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Rest, in Santiago : HUELGA
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Greek god : ARES
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Exploits : USES
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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___ fixes : IDEES
Down
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Parsley unit : SPRIG
2
Pronoun : THOSE
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Way : ROUTE
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Stuffs : ENGORGES
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Word for a bairn : WEE
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Light-intensity unit : CANDELA
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Vehicle for green men : UFO
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Fish outings : FRIES
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Worth, for one : FORT
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TV accessory : ANTENNA
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Place for service aces : COURT
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Eating place : MESSHALL
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Leather : ELK
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"Happy ___!" : NEWYEAR
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City near Madrid : AVILA
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Caesar or tossed : SALAD
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Over : ANEW
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Snowmen of Tibet : YETIS
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Clan symbol : TOTEM
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Priestly : HIERATIC
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Baedeker for the 400 : BLUEBOOK
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Western sight : MESA
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Moth : EGGER
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Kind of worm : INCH
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Mountain-road hazard : HAIRPINTURN
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Cadges : BUMS
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Opposite : ANTIPODAL
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Postwar Italian leader : DEGASPERI
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Handsome ones : APOLLOS
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Buttinskis : INTRUDERS
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High tribunal : AREOPAGUS
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Drat! or Darn! : OATH
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"___ longa . . . " : ARS
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Chess piece : ROOK
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Moslem : ISLAMIC
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Feature of Truman's kitchen : HEAT
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Great Barrier island : OTEA
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Old Medit. port : MYRA
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"And ___ bed" : SOTO
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Pornography : SMUT
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Shouts : CALLSOUT
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Spiral motion : GYRATION
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Mideasterner : ARAB
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Spanish hero : CID
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City near Utica : ROME
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Attack : SETON
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Mrs., in Spain : SRA
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Botanist who gave name to a flower : DAHL
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Wine crops : VINTAGES
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Golf feats : ACES
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Showed age, as paper : YELLOWED
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Does farm work : PLOUGHS
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Organic compounds : KETONES
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Drastic : EXTREME
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Narrow groove : STRIA
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Sex appeal : OOMPH
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More qualified : ABLER
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Timid one : MOUSE
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Condition : STATE
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Turkish army units : ALAIS
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Long period : SIEGE
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Wading birds : SORAS
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Indian region : AGRA
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Large bird : EMU
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Dutch cupboard : KAS
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Yes, in Caen : OUI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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