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New York Times, Tuesday, May 22, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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D
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E
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E
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D
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B
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E
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A
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R
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D
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D
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A
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S
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R
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C
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M
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T
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L
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D
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L
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G
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A
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V
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W
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G
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L
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E
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D
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R
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P
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H
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V
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C
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U
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U
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S
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S
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P
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W
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N
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G
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E
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R
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L
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T
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D
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I
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O
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E
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D
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S
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G
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A
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S
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C
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H
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E
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M
Y
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P
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T
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E
V
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D
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G
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E
K
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R
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U
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M
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S
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E
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,683
Across
1
Exploit : DEED
5
U. S. historian : BEARD
10
Legislative assembly : DIET
14
That: Lat. : ILLE
15
Traffic-control device : RADAR
16
Roguish : ARCH
17
Pole, for one : SLAV
18
Violinist Morini : ERICA
19
Scarce : RARE
20
Tourist's burden : CAMERA
22
Esoteric quality : MYSTIQUE
24
Chef's utensil : LADLE
26
Cask : TUN
27
French dance : GAVOTTE
30
Squirmed : WIGGLED
34
Gather : REAP
35
Cry ___ : HAVOC
37
Spanish numeral : UNO
38
Vases : URNS
39
Scot or Echo : SIR
40
Ship area : PROW
41
Never: Ger. : NIE
42
Migratory birds : GEESE
44
Aunts and uncles: Abbr. : RELS
45
Boring : TEDIOUS
48
Sign a check : ENDORSE
50
Depot: Abbr. : STN
51
Tree knot : GNARL
52
Beer glass : SCHOONER
56
Lack of foresight : MYOPIA
60
Work : TOIL
61
Escape : EVADE
63
Neighbor of Saipan : GUAM
64
Obtained with difficulty : EKED
65
Compete with : RIVAL
66
Impel : URGE
67
Ancient Asian : MEDE
68
Polar vehicles : SLEDS
69
Libido : EROS
Down
1
Record : DISC
2
Cinders : ELLA
3
Biblical land : ELAM
4
Does darkroom work : DEVELOPS
5
Extent : BREADTH
6
Musical perception : EAR
7
" . . . can you spare ___?" : ADIME
8
Spirited : RACY
9
Extreme : DRASTIC
10
Brave : DARING
11
Mideast state : IRAQ
12
Light color : ECRU
13
Quaker pronoun : THEE
21
Betrayer : RAT
23
Harbor craft : TUG
25
Lets : LEASES
27
Food fish : GRUNT
28
Nest : AERIE
29
Having blades : VANED
30
Deteriorate : WORSEN
31
Vamp : LURER
32
Chemical compounds : ENOLS
33
Search for water : DOWSE
36
Struggle : VIE
40
Drama starter : PROLOGUE
42
Certain soldiers : GUNNERS
43
Uses glossy paint : ENAMELS
46
Tristan's beloved : ISOLDE
47
Nebraska Indian : OTO
49
Prohibitionist : DRY
51
Solemn : GRAVE
52
Watch part : STEM
53
Fuel : COKE
54
Hurried : HIED
55
Pernicious : EVIL
57
Contented sound : PURR
58
Dramatic villain : IAGO
59
City of Iowa : AMES
62
June hero : DAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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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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