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New York Times, Friday, June 1, 1973

35-Across : Inconsequential

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,693
Across
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Confiscation : SEIZURE
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Defeats at chess : MATES
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Get the exact aim : ZEROINON
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Made smooth : EVENED
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Certain tie score : ONETOONE
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Turkish commander : SIRDAR
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"___ is an island ... " : NOMAN
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Apprehension : DREAD
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Common word : THE
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Painter of dancers : DEGAS
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Pasture sounds : MOOS
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Defense arm: Abbr. : SAC
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Waiters' equipment : TRAYS
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Haruspices : SEERS
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Spouse, in Stuttgart : FRAU
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Large area : EXPANSE
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Horror-movie sound : SCREAM
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"___ unto Caesar ... " : RENDER
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Inconsequential : TRIVIAL
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Off-color : RACY
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Grip, as the attention : RIVET
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Follows : OBEYS
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French negative : PAS
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Brain channel : ITER
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Short tails : SCUTS
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Make fun of : MOCK
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Word with capita : PER
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Gather into folds : SHIRR
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Famed artist's home : VINCI
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Typos : ERRATA
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J. D. : SALINGER
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Crown : DIADEM
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Severe trial : ACIDTEST
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In agreement : ATONE
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Morning-after signs : REDEYES
Down
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Seville woman : SENORA
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Like a desert : EREMIC
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Whits : IOTAS
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Biblical Temple site : ZION
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Italian one : UNO
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Short poem : RONDEAU
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Vim : ENERGY
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Tablelands : MESAS
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Enthusiastic : AVID
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Land: Abbr. : TER
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Strung out, in a way : ENDTOEND
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Aquarium oddity : SEAHORSE
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Temperate and Torrid : ZONES
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Bureau : DRESSER
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Effortlessness : EASE
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Play : DRAMA
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U. S. labor leader : MEANY
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Personality facet : TRAIT
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Glasses, for short : SPECS
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Scarlet or hay : FEVER
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Certain pictures : XRAYS
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Kind of bass : STRIPED
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Models : CRITERIA
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Huck Finn, at times : RIVERRAT
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Points : LOCI
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Go over : RETRACE
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College official : BURSAR
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Fabric : PONGEE
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Kind of feeder road : ACCESS
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Circumvent : SKIRT
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Disgrace : SHAME
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Cool-tasting : MINTY
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Kind of gun : STEN
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Direction to a reader : VIDE
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Tumult : ADO
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Cover : LID

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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