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New York Times, Thursday, March 29, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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R
2
A
3
S
4
P
5
P
6
A
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P
8
A
9
W
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C
11
L
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A
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M
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U
P
T
O
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E
D
U
C
E
16
R
E
N
O
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S
P
I
L
18
L
E
D
T
H
E
19
B
E
A
N
S
20
S
T
R
E
A
K
S
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D
R
O
N
E
S
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M
I
S
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S
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P
I
E
L
25
V
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I
27
S
I
T
28
Q
U
I
N
T
E
29
T
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T
31
E
32
A
T
O
Z
33
C
U
L
L
E
T
34
H
A
N
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T
A
L
E
36
H
I
L
L
S
37
T
R
I
O
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I
L
O
39
D
E
N
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E
S
40
H
E
L
L
41
C
O
N
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T
A
C
T
E
D
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T
R
E
S
S
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I
N
K
E
D
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P
R
O
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A
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T
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O
N
C
E
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P
R
E
S
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Q
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U
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E
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T
A
L
K
E
D
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O
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U
T
O
F
T
U
R
N
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I
S
L
E
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U
N
L
A
X
58
L
A
G
O
59
T
S
A
R
60
P
O
E
S
Y
61
E
Y
E
S
© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,629
Across
1
Grate : RASP
5
Fruit tree : PAPAW
10
Silent one : CLAM
14
Able : UPTO
15
Draw out : EDUCE
16
"Splitsville" : RENO
17
Tattled : SPILLEDTHEBEANS
20
Moves swiftly : STREAKS
21
Noncontributors : DRONES
22
Wrong: Prefix : MIS
23
Sales pitch : SPIEL
25
Stop by : VISIT
28
Musical group : QUINTETTE
32
From ___ (the works) : ATOZ
33
Glass refuse : CULLET
34
Chinese dynasty : HAN
35
Fib : TALE
36
Capitoline and Nob : HILLS
37
Fates, e.g. : TRIO
38
Labor assn. : ILO
39
Withholds : DENIES
40
War, in a quote : HELL
41
Got in touch with : CONTACTED
43
Ringlet : TRESS
44
Set pen to paper : INKED
45
In favor : PRO
46
Immediately : ATONCE
49
Lake Erie peninsula, with 56 Across : PRESQUE
53
Tattled : TALKEDOUTOFTURN
56
See 49 Across : ISLE
57
Take it easy : UNLAX
58
Garda, e.g. : LAGO
59
Peter, e.g. : TSAR
60
Bards' field : POESY
61
Potato buds : EYES
Down
1
Colombo : RUSS
2
Date: Abbr. : APPT
3
Recipe direction : STIR
4
Dispute aggressively : POLEMIZE
5
Quick looks : PEEKS
6
Says more : ADDS
7
Impose : PUT
8
Bonn exclamation : ACH
9
Uncultivated state : WEEDINESS
10
Louisiana native : CREOLE
11
Trim : LEAN
12
Bancroft : ANNE
13
Bryophyte : MOSS
18
Café au ___ : LAIT
19
Francis ___ Harte : BRETT
23
Smirched : SULLIED
24
Blackballed : PILLED
25
Prophetical : VATIC
26
Aviator Balbo : ITALO
27
Lawmaker : SOLON
28
Fencing position : QUINTE
29
A crowd : THREE
30
Follows tenaciously : TAILS
31
Chemical compounds : ENOLS
33
Verified : CHECKEDUP
37
Song thrush : THROSTLE
39
Frug or hula : DANCE
42
Repair clumsily : TINKER
43
Not kosher : TREF
45
Agent : PROXY
46
Have ___ (undertake) : ATIT
47
U.S.S.R. agency : TASS
48
Spicy stew : OLLA
49
School orgs. : PTAS
50
Harbor sight : QUAY
51
Appeal to : URGE
52
Slaughter of baseball : ENOS
54
Yoko ___ : ONO
55
Diminutive ending : ULE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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