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New York Times, Thursday, June 21, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,713

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Across
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Family members : MAS
4
Gather : AMASS
9
Talk back : SASS
13
Pitching abbr. : ERA
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Saguaros, etc. : CACTI
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Cry of contempt : PSHAW
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Relative of brut : SEC
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Worn out : TIRED
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Audience-only remark : ASIDE
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___ and hounds : HARE
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Certain baseball hits : LINEDRIVES
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Bugged : IRKED
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Realty offerings : LOTS
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Concern : AFFAIR
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Dawdling : DILATORY
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Mill material : GRIST
34
Standard : CANON
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Formerly named : NEE
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Pleasant : NICE
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Skull-reading: Abbr. : PHREN
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Babar Island town : TEPA
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Compass reading : ESE
40
Work pants : JEANS
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Hitter's jackpot : HOMER
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Certain movies : WESTERNS
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Kiel and Welland : CANALS
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Neighbor of Wash. : OREG
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Send the runner home : BATIN
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Bunts the runner home : SQUEEZESIN
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Tribe : CLAN
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Affliction : CURSE
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Once ___ time : UPONA
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Holiday time : EVE
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Like some fans : RABID
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Crowns : PATES
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Handful : FEW
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Retreats : DENS
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Mays and Aaron, e.g. : STARS
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Board members: Abbr. : TRS
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Interlock : MESH
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Vicinity : AREA
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Batting maneuvers : SACRIFICES
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Stamp or Mann : ACT
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Writer Norman : MAILER
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Caustic : ACRID
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Typist: Abbr. : STEN
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Diamond markings : SIDELINES
9
Mich. State player : SPARTAN
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Box-score listing : ASSIST
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Switchblade : SHIV
12
Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Baseball's Parker : WES
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Remove : ERASE
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Son of Eumedes : DOLON
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Do-it-yourself unit : KIT
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Winner over Shriver : AGNEW
28
Rug yarn : FRISE
29
Mends : DARNS
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Words for an unscored runner : ONEMANLEFT
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Ward off : REPEL
32
Age : YEARS
34
Certain pitches : CHANGEUPS
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Baseball's Tony : PEREZ
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Gin's friend : TONIC
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Arabian javelins : JEREEDS
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Opera or hard : HAT
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Pigeon-walk position : TOESIN
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Food processor : CANNER
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Regional life : BIOTA
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Film text: Abbr. : SCR
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Campus area : QUAD
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City: Sp. : URBE
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Quarrel : SPAT
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Declare : AVER
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Information : NEWS
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Beast : ASS

Answer summary: 7 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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