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New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 1973

54-Across : Wise men

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { B F J Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,620
Across
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Two cups : PINT
5
Wanderer : NOMAD
10
Speaker's place : DAIS
14
Notion : IDEA
15
Zola : EMILE
16
___ no good : UPTO
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Kind of effort : TEAM
18
Goes laboriously : WADES
19
Insect eggs : NITS
20
March 17 : STPATRICKSDAY
23
Greek cupid : EROS
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Small : WEE
25
Former Chief Justice : WARREN
28
Net profits from a sale : PROCEEDS
33
Remains : ASHES
34
Watchful : ALERT
35
Witty rejoinder : MOT
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Ice mishap : SKID
37
Grouchy one : CRANK
38
Lustrous cloth : PINA
39
Mighty instrument : PEN
40
Biological cell : OOTID
41
March 6, with 57 Across : MARDI
42
The Three Musketeers, e.g. : SWORDMEN
44
Accountant at sea : PURSER
45
Between ready and fire : AIM
46
Perfect : AONE
47
March 20 : VERNALEQUINOX
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___ and hearty : HALE
54
Wise men : GURUS
55
Moldings : TORI
57
See 41 Across : GRAS
58
Howe : ELIAS
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King : ALAN
60
Desire : WANT
61
Charlotte ___ : RUSSE
62
Short poems : LAYS
Down
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"The Snake ___" : PIT
2
March 15 : IDES
3
Orderly : NEAT
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Meddled : TAMPERED
5
Sir Isaac : NEWTON
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Sharif and others : OMARS
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South of France : MIDI
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Guinness : ALEC
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Paper shuffling, e.g. : DESKWORK
10
Port in Scotland : DUNDEE
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Upolu port : APIA
12
___-bitty : ITTY
13
Call for help : SOS
21
Greek god : ARES
22
Religious group : SECT
25
Irritable ones : WASPS
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Out of line : ASKEW
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Nearsighted beast : RHINO
28
Rainy area in Spain : PLAIN
29
Tear apart : REND
30
Arab princes : EMIRS
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Where: Sp. : DONDE
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Way up : STAIR
34
Johnson of TV : ARTE
37
U.S. historian : COMMAGER
38
Part of a PG rating : PARENTAL
40
Valhalla name : ODIN
41
Actor Paul : MUNI
43
Most uncommon : RAREST
44
___-café : POUSSE
46
Green-blue shades : AQUAS
47
Spanish measure : VARA
48
Dash : ELAN
49
" ... but don't bring ___" : LULU
50
Discordia : ERIS
51
Alley Oop's friend : OOLA
52
Interior photography : XRAY
53
British author's monogram : HGW
56
The elect : INS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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