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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,662
Across
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Field sounds : BAAS
5
Lethargy : SOPOR
10
Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
14
Inter ___ : ALIA
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Swap : TRADE
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Paint poorly : DAUB
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Ukrainian body : RADA
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To the point: Lat. : ADREM
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Biblical peak : ARARAT
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Afrikaans name for Cape Town : KAAPSTAD
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Abdominal: Abbr. : ILIO
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Theater signs : SROS
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Road along a cliff : CORNICHE
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African villages : KRAALS
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Lily plants : ALOES
36
Number : SEVEN
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Pronoun : SHE
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Bobbin : PIRN
40
Was concerned : CARED
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___ state of affairs : ASAD
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Miss Gabor : EVA
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Fabric : RAYON
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Finnish port : VAASA
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Eastern greeting : SALAAM
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Nietzsche's ideal : SUPERMAN
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Mature : RIPE
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Chalcedony : SARD
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German region : SAARLAND
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Tyro : NOVICE
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Like some halls : IVIED
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Field : AREA
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Item in Miss Muffet's bowl : WHEY
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"___ man a horse . . . " : GIVEA
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Also-___ : RANS
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Fictional captain : NEMO
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Approaches : NEARS
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Granny, for one : KNOT
Down
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Theda of films : BARA
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Winglike : ALAR
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Opera : AIDA
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U. S. architect : SAARINEN
5
Radio nuisance : STATIC
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Fort in Calif. : ORD
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Central or Hyde : PARK
8
Suffixes in zoology : ODEAS
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Observed : REMARKED
10
City on Black Sea : ODESSA
11
Kiln : OAST
12
___ Pompilius, Roman king : NUMA
13
Retired : ABED
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Clay and Baba : ALIS
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Smut, for short : PORN
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Anthem opener : OHSAY
27
Fear and Horn : CAPES
28
Outfielder Tony : OLIVA
29
Dewy, old style : RORAL
30
4 Down et al. : EEROS
32
Indian state : ASSAM
33
Asian capital : LHASA
34
French city : SEDAN
37
Planet : VENUS
40
Pre-November activity : CAMPAIGN
41
Burrowing mammal : AARDVARK
43
Wading bird : RAIL
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___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
46
Western gully : ARROYO
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Tibetan animals : PANDAS
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Desire: Fr. : ENVIE
52
Basted : SEWN
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Dull pain : ACHE
54
Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
55
Prima donna : DIVA
57
Where Shiraz is located : IRAN
58
Recent: Prefix : CENO
59
Direction : EAST
62
Doer: Suffix : EER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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