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New York Times, Tuesday, May 15, 1973

44-Down : Trunks

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,676
Across
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Tread heavily : CLAMP
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"God's Little ___" : ACRE
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Pretender : SHAM
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Sound : AUDIO
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Lowell, for one : POET
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Fluid rock : LAVA
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Light refractor : PRISM
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___ hurry : INNO
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Abbr. in an anthology : ANON
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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Trombone number : SEVENTYSIX
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Damp-weather problem : MILDEW
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Marsh plant : REED
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Easter event : PARADE
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One who specifies : NAMER
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Sprung : ARISEN
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"Essays of ___" : ELIA
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Marriage vow : IDO
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Did a blacksmith job : RESHOD
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Graduated rod : STADIA
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"___ not what your country ... " : ASK
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"___ us not ... " : LEAD
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Newspaper padding : FILLER
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Small land areas : ISLETS
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Old ___ (Admiral Vernon) : GROG
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Experiences : TASTES
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Grimm's claim to fame : FAIRYTALES
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"___ hath God wrought?" : WHAT
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Harness loops : LUGS
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College course: Abbr. : ECON
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"From ___ shining ... " : SEATO
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Money changing : AGIO
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Avoid : SHUN
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Lead weight : PLUMB
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Unites : WEDS
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Bristle : SETA
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Metal mixture : ALLOY
Down
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Ammo for some pistols : CAPS
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Attraction : LURE
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Jumble : MISHMASH
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Dull cannon noise : POM
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On foot: Fr. : APIED
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Assemble : CONVENE
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Urban ___ : RENEWAL
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District on the Thames : ETON
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Cain or Bluebeard : SLAYER
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Medieval guild: Var. : HANSE
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Keep away : AVOID
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Tailless cat : MANX
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Like Twiggy : SLENDER
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Scholarly writing : TREATISE
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Social doctrine : IDEOLOGY
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S. A. rubber : PARA
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Surface measures : ARES
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Take a chance : RISK
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Square pegs, usually : MISFITS
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At rest : IDLE
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Subject of many best sellers : DIET
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Skiff adjuncts : OARS
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Part of a Shakespearean title : ALLSWELL
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Kind of case : ATTACHE
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Deliver, as punishment : DEALOUT
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Trunks : TORSOS
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Measure : GAUGE
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Unyielding : RIGID
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Cassia shrub : SENNA
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Defect : FLAW
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Mrs. Dick Tracy : TESS
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Loot : HAUL
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Prefix for sphere : ATMO
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Uncle of Sterne novel : TOBY
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Resort in Belgium : SPA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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