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New York Times, Tuesday, May 29, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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M
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A
3
C
4
H
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T
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I
7
L
8
L
9
A
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M
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A
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R
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A
L
A
I
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K
I
N
E
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A
L
E
R
T
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J
U
M
P
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I
N
G
O
F
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F
P
L
A
C
E
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O
L
D
S
T
E
R
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T
R
I
A
L
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R
A
E
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S
W
I
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T
H
I
N
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T
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A
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B
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S
E
N
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S
E
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S
W
A
T
S
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I
D
A
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I
L
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S
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E
N
T
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A
M
E
N
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G
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O
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O
F
F
T
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H
E
D
E
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E
P
E
N
D
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A
B
U
T
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R
O
T
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R
L
S
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P
O
T
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M
I
N
E
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S
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A
E
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G
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I
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S
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E
E
L
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O
V
E
R
T
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I
P
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U
S
E
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A
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I
L
E
S
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E
N
S
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U
I
T
E
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D
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O
W
N
I
N
T
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H
E
D
E
P
T
H
S
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A
K
R
O
N
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L
O
R
Y
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T
A
I
T
64
W
A
Y
N
E
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Y
E
S
66
O
R
S
O
© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,690
Across
1
Sonic-speed word : MACH
5
Poetic contraction : TIL
8
Truman's town : LAMAR
13
Russian range : ALAI
14
Cattle of yore : KINE
15
On the ball : ALERT
16
Where to take the plunge : JUMPINGOFFPLACE
19
Senior citizen : OLDSTER
20
Kafka's "The ___" : TRIAL
21
Arctic explorer : RAE
22
Winchester's saint : SWITHIN
24
Check : TAB
27
Meaning : SENSE
29
Hits : SWATS
30
Peak of Crete : IDA
31
French pronoun : ILS
33
Adjective ending : ENT
34
Last word : AMEN
35
Leap before looking : GOOFFTHEDEEPEND
40
Touch : ABUT
41
Nonsense! : ROT
42
"Treasure Island" initials : RLS
43
Go to ___ : POT
44
Excavates : MINES
46
Patronage : AEGIS
50
Fish : EEL
51
Act the big shot : OVERTIP
53
Take advantage of : USE
54
Wings: Fr. : AILES
56
In a series : ENSUITE
58
Scuba-diver's milieu : DOWNINTHEDEPTHS
61
Ohio city : AKRON
62
Parrot : LORY
63
Australian possum : TAIT
64
Horse-opera star : WAYNE
65
Affirmative : YES
66
Approximately : ORSO
Down
1
Big leagues : MAJORS
2
Bird feathers : ALULAE
3
N. J. city : CAMDEN
4
Rose parts : HIPS
5
Biblical river : TIGRIS
6
Cadmus's daughter : INO
7
South paw : LEFTHAND
8
Fun furs : LAPINS
9
___ breve : ALLA
10
Lunch hour : MEALTIME
11
Curve : ARC
12
Rd. : RTE
14
Had the facts : KNEW
17
Pronoun : ITSELF
18
Corn cake : FRITTER
23
Loudspeaker : TWEETER
25
Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
26
Sousa's outfit : BAND
28
Do a flour job : SIFT
32
Tried : STRIVEN
34
Church area : APSE
35
Look foolish : GAPE
36
Woodwind : OBOE
37
Criminality : OUTLAWRY
38
In an open way : HONESTLY
39
Slip by : ELAPSE
44
City on the Mississippi : MOLINE
45
Conducts : STEERS
47
Rock-group instrument : GUITAR
48
"___ a dagger which I see ... ?" : ISTHIS
49
Takes care of : SEESTO
52
___ 500 (auto race) : INDY
55
Privy to : INON
57
Able : UPTO
58
Margery of the seesaw : DAW
59
Canadian cheese : OKA
60
Farm implement : HOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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