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New York Times, Thursday, April 12, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,643

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Cuts off : LOPS
5
Mitchell character : RHETT
10
Lollobrigida : GINA
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Wheel part : AXLE
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Fisherman : EELER
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Spin like ___ : ATOP
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Tidy : NEAT
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Indulge in a spring fancy : FALLINLOVE
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“___ old time!” : ANY
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Mouthful : BITE
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“Reading Gaol,” e.g. : BALLAD
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Head over ___ : HEELS
25
Vapors: Lat. : FUMI
26
Kind of wreath : FLORAL
28
Indulge in a spring fancy : SUNBATHE
32
Detroit team : LIONS
33
Famous at-bat man : CASEY
34
Roman bronze : AES
35
Sturdy ones : OAKS
36
Paper holders : FILES
37
Card game : SKAT
38
“___Meat Ball” : ONE
39
“Aux ___!” : ARMES
40
___ khan (tiger) : SHERE
41
Indulge in a spring fancy : DAYDREAM
43
Swamp : MORASS
44
War god : ARES
45
S. A. Indian : CARIB
46
Eastern carp : SHIRAZ
49
Short note : CHIT
50
Initials of Dr. Jekyll’s creator : RLS
53
Indulge in a spring fancy : HITTHEROAD
55
“ . . . upon a ___ in Darien!” : PEAK
56
Russian city : OREL
57
Lustrous fabric : RAMIE
58
Hindu queen : RANI
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Affirmed : SWORN
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Scrapes by, with “out” : EKES
Down
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Turner : LANA
2
Field beasts : OXEN
3
Indulge in a spring fancy : PLAYHOOKEY
4
Tennis unit : SET
5
Get ready for a second toast : REFILL
6
Trial runs : HEATS
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She, in Cannes : ELLE
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Distant: Prefix : TEL
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Roman officials : TRIBUNES
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“___ est omnia divisa . . . ” : GALLIA
11
Chemical suffix : ITOL
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Bright star : NOVA
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Imitated : APED
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___-pamby : NAMBY
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Lillie et al. : BEAS
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Eagles : ERNS
25
Things often blown : FUSES
26
Aftermath of a hurricane : FLOOD
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Climbing plant : LIANA
28
Winston’s partner : SALEM
29
Indulge in a spring fancy : TAKEABREAK
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Gets word of : HEARS
31
Western park : ESTES
33
Mountain peaks : CIMAS
36
Kitchen fixtures : FREEZERS
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Hindu title of respect: Var. : SHRI
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Paddy’s cry : ARRAH
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Arrange : SORT
42
Dickens’s Rosa : DARTLE
43
Kind of horse race : MAIDEN
45
“The ___ recognizes . . . ” : CHAIR
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“One ___ off and . . . ” : SHOE
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Trumpeter Al : HIRT
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Roman road : ITER
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Perry : COMO
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London’s Drury : LANE
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Aspen equipment : SKIS
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Deal or hide : RAW
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Grand ___ : PRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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