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New York Times, Tuesday, April 24, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,655

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Across
1
Ten: Prefix : DECA
5
Spurt of activity : SPASM
10
Dot's partner : DASH
14
Spoken : ORAL
15
Movie actor's objective : OSCAR
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Girl's name : ERMA
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Opposites : WINTERANDSUMMER
20
Kind of proceeds : NET
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Ineffective : IDLE
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U. S. Japanese : NISEI
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Word with full : BRIM
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Greeting for a villain : HISS
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Climbed : SCALED
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Wine experts : TASTERS
32
Or ___ : ELSE
33
Aladdin's aide : GENIE
34
Planners' group: Abbr. : AIA
36
Transition periods : AUTUMNANDSPRING
40
Direction: Abbr. : NNE
41
Overhangs : EAVES
42
___ again : ONCE
43
Eyelet : GROMMET
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Come-on ad : TEASER
47
Season : NOEL
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Story teller : LIAR
49
Stevenson : ADLAI
52
Insect eggs : NITS
53
Set in opposition : PIT
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What 17 and 36 Across do : COMPRISETHEYEAR
60
Miss Millay : EDNA
61
Money : LUCRE
62
Therefore : ERGO
63
Place for a bell : DOOR
64
Preferences : LIKES
65
Traffic sign : STOP
Down
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___ the hatch : DOWN
2
Penna. city : ERIE
3
Jargon : CANT
4
High, in music : ALT
5
Ignoble : SORDID
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One of a Biblical 150 : PSALM
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Teenager's woe : ACNE
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Blue : SAD
9
Woman's title : MRS
10
Termination : DEMISE
11
___ akimbo : ARMS
12
Pintail duck : SMEE
13
Mata ___ : HARI
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Island land : EIRE
19
Take down, as a mast : UNSTEP
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French color : BLEU
24
Workers : HANDS
25
Egyptian goddess : ISIS
26
Connery : SEAN
27
Stuck to : CLUNG
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Flower : ASTER
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Doctrine : TENET
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"The ___ Came" : RAINS
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"Ever ___ Eve" : SINCE
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Knocker of a sort : GAVEL
35
Latin field : AGER
37
Personal bit of writing : MEMOIR
38
Identify : NAME
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Jungle sound : ROAR
44
___ with (equal) : ONAPAR
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Gives ten percent : TITHES
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Live a life of ___ : EASE
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Metric measure : LITRE
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Made a tennis point : ACED
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Dullwitted one : DODO
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Between k and p : LMNO
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Common place for pain : NECK
53
Saucy : PERT
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
55
Too much, in Paris : TROP
57
___-advised : ILL
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___ generis : SUI
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Favorable reply : YES

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