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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { B J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,628
Across
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Mobster's knife : SHIV
5
___ Nostra : COSA
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Kind of butter : APPLE
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"Citizen ___" : KANE
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Methods : PROCEDURES
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Stalling business words : UNDERADVISEMENT
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Scorched : ADUST
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Suffixes for similar things : OIDS
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Film dog : ASTA
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Slipper size: Abbr. : SML
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They, in Italy : ESSE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Indian bast fiber : AGUST
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Kind of poem : TONE
31
Seamen's org. : NMU
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Van der Rohe : MIES
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U. N. member : USSR
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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Supplements : ADDENDA
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Procession : CORTEGE
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Hollow stone : GEODE
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Coal conveyer : TRAM
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Issues: Abbr. : EDNS
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Caravansary : INN
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Kind of tree : SHOE
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Roman halls : ATRIA
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Miss Kett : ETTA
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Wind indicator : VANE
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Portico: Abbr. : TCE
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Space org. : NASA
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Move : STIR
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Ponselle and others : ROSAS
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Some White House papers : EXECUTIVEORDERS
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Uncultured : ILLITERATE
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Der ___ : ALTE
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Certain punches : LEFTS
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Cheers : OLES
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Tunisian port : SFAX
Down
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Gull-like birds : SKUAS
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Female servant : HANDMAIDEN
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Lived high : INDULGEDONESELF
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Neckline shapes : VEES
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Audit man: Abbr. : CPA
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Church books : ORDOS
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Units of 35 Across : SOVIETS
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Kind of test : ACID
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Summer drink : ADE
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Cougars : PUMAS
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Appeared : PRESENTEDITSELF
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Spring period : LENT
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Hwys. : RTES
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Kind of poker : STUD
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Shakespearean character : LEAR
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Consumed : USED
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Killer whale : ORCA
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King John's concession : MAGNACARTA
33
Mexican city : URES
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Bethlehem trio : MAGI
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Japanese leader : SATO
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Suffix for gang or young : STER
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Cozy place : NEST
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Arabian gulf : OMAN
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Certain Broadway show : REVIVAL
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Dispatch : HASTE
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
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Understood : TACIT
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Mountain spur : ARETE
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English county : ESSEX
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Playwright Simon : NEIL
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Auto part : AXLE
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Novice: Var. : TIRO
63
Harem rooms : ODAS
65
French musical notes : UTS
66
Faroe whirlwinds : OES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 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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