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New York Times, Wednesday, May 2, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F H J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,663
Across
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P. I. native : BATAK
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Marriage partner : SPOUSE
12
Mandrills : BABOONS
14
Painting technique : TEMPERA
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Asmara's land : ERITREA
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Certain poker players : RAISERS
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Hurok : SOL
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Teapot affair : TEMPEST
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Chinese pagodas : TAS
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Europe's second largest lake : ONEGA
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Arrowroot : PIA
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Rock : STONE
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Biblical wall word : MENE
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Frown : GLUMP
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Clears : RIDS
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Great Plains homes : TEEPEES
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French political units : ETATS
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Will of films : GEER
36
Nudge : PROD
37
Fixes eggs : BEATS
39
Ventilating shaft : AIRWELL
42
Salad : SLAW
43
Attempt : ESSAY
45
Land measure : ROOD
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Ankles : TARSI
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Brooch : PIN
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Animal-welfare org. : ASPCA
51
Timetable abbr. : ARR
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Terminating : CEASING
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Kind of poker hand : PAT
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Begin: Sp. : INICIAR
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Maritime tree : SEAPINE
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Gainsayers : DENIERS
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Occupants : TENANTS
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Mother of King Arthur : YGERNE
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Mild oaths : DANGS
Down
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British title : BARONET
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City in Lone Star state : ABILENE
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Little one : TOT
4
Artery : AORTA
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Shin's neighbor : KNEE
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Continuous flow : STREAM
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Side dish : PEAS
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Overlooks : OMITS
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Good times : UPS
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Take care of a matter : SEETOIT
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Chores : ERRANDS
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Broom : BESOM
13
Trial assortment : SAMPLER
15
Beasts of burden : ASSES
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Papal name : PIUS
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Trinkets : GEEGAWS
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Wall St. men : TRADERS
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Brants : GEESE
29
Antoinette of theater : PERRY
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Favorite : PET
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Take in ___ : TOW
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Cliburn, e.g. : PIANIST
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Glib talk : BLARNEY
38
Jewelry item : EARRING
39
Sale condition : ASIS
40
Drooping : LOPPING
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Chemical designations : LOCANTS
42
Sedate : STAID
44
Meager : SPARSE
46
Palm yields : DATES
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More aloof : ICIER
50
Guam's capital : AGANA
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Deserve : EARN
54
Require : NEED
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Parisian business abbr. : CIE
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Flash in the ___ : PAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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