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New York Times, Monday, March 26, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { B J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,626
Across
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Famed Sing Sing warden : LAWES
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Ragout : STEW
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Companions of starts : FITS
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___ as hell : ASHOT
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St. Louis sight : ARCH
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French concept : IDEE
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Zoo attraction : RHINO
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Places : LOCI
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Nix : NOPE
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Tennis unit : SET
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Species of deer : WHITETAILED
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Bard’s stage direction : EXEUNT
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Bids : OFFERS
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Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
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Emcee King : ALAN
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Tire part : TREAD
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Man on first : WHO
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Puts down : RECORDS
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Ground together : GNASHED
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Recognize : SEE
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Storm, in France : ORAGE
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Take on : HIRE
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Greek assembly : AGORA
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Ham : EMOTER
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Entered the batter’s box : WASUP
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Barber-pole feature : STRIPE
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Government reports : WHITEPAPERS
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Sleeper : CAR
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Lie low : HIDE
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State : AVER
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Baltic island : SAARE
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Highway to Pisa : ITER
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Thin fish : GARS
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Tree : ASPEN
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English letters : ZEDS
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In ___ (existing) : ESSE
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Rope : LASSO
Down
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Porsena : LARS
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Hereford : WHITEFACE
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Time period : EON
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Pier worker : STOWER
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Andean volcano : SALIN
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Racehorse : TROTTER
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___ homo : ECCE
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Paul of big-band days : WHITEMAN
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Rainbow man : FINIAN
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Worship figures : IDOLS
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Tent : TEPEE
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Acorn, e.g. : SEED
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Czech martyr : HUS
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Chad town : ARADA
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Strange: Prefix : XENO
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Sculls : OARS
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Run : FLEE
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Nautical light: Fr. : LEGE
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Ivan or Peter : TSAR
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Waves : WHITECAPS
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Roll-call answer : HERE
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European river : ODER
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Scamp : ROGUE
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Premature fruit yield : DROPPAGE
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Kind of steward : SHOP
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British smokes : GASPERS
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Garden flowers : ASTERS
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Slip : ERR
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Religious book : MISSAL
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William Allen or bob : WHITE
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Lent a hand : AIDED
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Short : TERSE
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Zip : WHIZ
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Miss Gardner et al. : AVAS
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Greek Mars : ARES
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Western city : RENO
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Botanist Gray : ASA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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