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New York Times, Tuesday, May 8, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,669
Across
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Assayer's vessel : CUPEL
6
Hangar : SHED
10
Kind of test : ACID
14
Have ___ to grind : ANAXE
15
Elegance : LUXE
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Kubek : TONY
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Baseball : NATIONALPASTIME
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Pub orders : ALES
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Playing field : OVAL
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Staub specialty : LINER
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Unfeigned : TRUE
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Verbal : ORAL
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Protection during 37 Across : SCREEN
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Fragrant : AROMATIC
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Warner of films : OLAND
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Réunion and Corsica : ILES
36
Leaf cutter : ANT
37
Pre-game attraction : BATTINGPRACTICE
41
Before : ERE
42
Singles : ONES
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Chinese province : HONAN
44
Sibling : RELATION
47
___-tung : MAOTSE
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Good motor sound : PURR
49
Aaron : HANK
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Conform : ADAPT
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Ajax, to the Greeks : AIAS
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Bus money : FARE
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Plate calls : BALLSANDSTRIKES
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Price to play : ANTE
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Man from Dundee : SCOT
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Oust : EVICT
65
Southwest art center : TAOS
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Hard to hold : EELY
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Extra inning : TENTH
Down
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Miracle site : CANA
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Single : UNAL
3
Head part : PATE
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In being : EXISTENT
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Durocher : LEO
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Joseph in Egypt, for one : SLAVE
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Wahine's dance : HULA
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De Soto, Cabot, etc. : EXPLORERS
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Venus, for one : DEA
10
Scourge of God : ATTILA
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Anna or mark : COIN
12
Skinner's "The Ape ___" : INME
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Vat man : DYER
18
Certain word : NOUN
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Bases-full homer, with "grand" : SLAM
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Italian biologist : REDI
26
Sub follower : ROSA
27
Not squiffed : SOBER
28
Irish county : CLARE
29
Honey badger : RATEL
30
Kind of horn or stock : ALPEN
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Vitiate : TAINT
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Cuzco Indians : INCAS
33
Swimming organ: Zool. : CTENE
35
Bliss of sorts : IGNORANCE
38
Black, in Brest : NOIR
39
Late-show sleuth : CHAN
40
Rested briefly : TOOKFIVE
45
Pippins : APPLES
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Mild rebukes : TUTS
47
Topgallant : MAST
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___ pudding : HASTY
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Andrews : DANA
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Chorus member : ALTO
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Ruth, to boys of his day : IDOL
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Like the Alous : AKIN
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Right: Prefix : RECT
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Finn's relative : ESTH
60
Ibsen woman : ASE
61
Stengel's status: Abbr. : RET

Answer summary: 2 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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