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New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,608

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Across
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Nutmeg spice : MACE
5
Plant shoot : SPEAR
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Urge : PROD
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Cupid : AMOR
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Creator of Ah Sin : HARTE
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Annoy : RILE
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Flower of a Western state : CALIFORNIAPOPPY
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Pittsburgh athlete : STEELER
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Camera parts : LENSES
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Like a mineral : ORY
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Power : DINT
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Chemical compounds : ESTERS
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State flower of La. and Miss. : MAGNOLIA
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Hawaii's state flower : LEHUA
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Idles, in Scotland : SORNS
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French donkey : ANE
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Song : ARIA
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Images : IKONS
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Harbor cities: Abbr. : SPTS
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Writer Anais : NIN
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Scott and others : DREDS
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Bull: Prefix : TAURO
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State flowers of Va. and N. C. : DOGWOODS
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Old state flower of Tenn. : MAYPOP
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Blyth and Dvorak : ANNS
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Mild oath : GEE
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Hold in ___ : ESCROW
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Los ___ : ANGELES
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State flowers of Conn. and Pa. : MOUNTAINLAURELS
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Diminish : PARE
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Early fiddle : REBEC
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Kiln : OAST
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Tore : SPED
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Remove : ERASE
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Ladies, in Madrid: Abbr. : SRAS
Down
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Certain apples, for short : MACS
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Common Latin word : AMAT
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Porter : COLE
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N. Y. canal : ERIE
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Blacksmiths : SHOERS
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Dodge : PARRY
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Sea bird : ERN
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Panay native : ATI
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Trues up : REALIGNS
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Right away : PRONTO
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Van Winkle et al. : RIPS
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Wine pitcher : OLPE
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Old Turkish rulers : DEYS
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Goddess for 17 Across : FLORA
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William and family : PENNS
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Does mending : DARNS
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African antelope : ELAND
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___-comic : SERIO
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Item : THING
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U. S., to French : EUA
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Tempers : MOODS
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Take in eagerly : LAPUP
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Emcee's job : INTRO
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Fabulist : AESOP
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Timetables, for short : SKEDS
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Heavy pans, etc. : IRONWARE
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Declare : SAY
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"___ disturb" : DONOT
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Korean city : TAEGU
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Gave notice to : WARNED
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Threaten : MENACE
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Winds : GALES
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Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
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Washstand item : SOAP
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Kill or ___ : CURE
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Greek god : EROS
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Limerick name : LEAR
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Lanchester : ELSA
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Fast planes : SSTS
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Comparative suffix : IER
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Knicks' org. : NBA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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