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New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,685
Across
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W. W. II weapon : ABOMB
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Satellite : MOON
10
Truly said : AMEN
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Conspiracy : CABAL
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Italian river : ARNO
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Wash : LAVE
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Classic novel of 1926 : THESUNALSORISES
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Messy place : STY
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Reputation : NAME
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Barroom's ten : NIGHTS
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Amos of baseball : OTIS
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Snow-goose genus : CHEN
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Broadening activity : TRAVEL
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Whistling swan : OLOR
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Motorists' org. : AAA
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Hercules's captive and others : IOLES
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___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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These: Fr. : CES
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Day : TWENTYFOURHOURS
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Possessive : HER
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Barren, in Scotland : EILD
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Old port of Rome : OSTIA
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Noun ending : ENT
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Space target : MARS
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Fame : ESTEEM
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Virginia ___ : DARE
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At any ___ : RATE
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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English river : OUSE
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Chemical prefix : ACI
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Anthem time : DAWNSEARLYLIGHT
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Christian and others : ERAS
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Ball team : NINE
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U. S. Indians : ERIES
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Cloy : SATE
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___ Scott : DRED
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___ car : RENTA
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Performs : ACTS
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Thai money : BAHT
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Love, honor and ___ : OBEY
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Holiday suffix : MAS
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Least sharp : BLUNTEST
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Titles of address : MAAMS
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Heraldic band : ORLE
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Light-switch positions : ONS
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Lunch time : NOONHOUR
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Straighten : ALIGN
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Crush : MASH
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Newt: Var. : EVET
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Promontory : NESS
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Hammer and ___ : NAIL
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Whale oil cask : RIER
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Kiln : OVEN
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Sun cover : CLOUD
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Church payment : TITHE
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Stubble field : ROWEN
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Watchful : ALERT
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Old Greek coins : OBOLS
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Crucial : ACUTE
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Eagle's home : AERIE
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Indian state : ASSAM
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Burning : AFIRE
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Dec. 31 : YEARSEND
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Old innkeeper : HOSTELER
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Kind of media : MASS
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___ does it : EASY
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Thick : DENSE
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Like some writing paper : RULED
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Drinks : ADES
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Teasdale : SARA
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Sultan of ___ : SWAT
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River of France : ORNE
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Opposed, out West : AGIN
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Huntley : CHET
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"___ shame!" : ITSA
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Tire filler : AIR
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Indignation : IRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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