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New York Times, Friday, June 22, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,714
Across
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Jack Benny's exclamation : WELL
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Drowning man's last resort : STRAW
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Frolic : ROMP
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Oar pin : THOLE
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Miss Tushingham : RITA
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Moroccan port : RABAT
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Without : SANS
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Words of completed action : PASTPARTICIPLES
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Calls to a horse : HUPS
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Old name for Tokyo : EDO
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Peeping Toms : SPIERS
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Cook's utensil : COLANDER
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Man of the cloth : PADRE
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Seed covering : ARIL
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"___ of these days" : SOME
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Irregular : EROSE
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Brando movie, with "The" : MEN
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Unbending : RIGID
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Part of the overhead : RENT
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Overcharge : SOAK
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Have ___ (snack) : ABITE
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Yes-men's cult : METOOISM
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Save : UNLESS
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El ___ : CID
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"Picnic" author : INGE
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Devil-may-care attitude : RECKLESSABANDON
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Sewing box : ETUI
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Indifferent : BLASE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Mild oath : DARN
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Sup at home : EATIN
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Lip : SASS
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Cassini : OLEG
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Dickens boy : TWIST
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Ruth's sultanate : SWAT
Down
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Distort : WARP
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Kazan : ELIA
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Scads : LOTS
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Natty Bumppo : LEATHERSTOCKING
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Watch-holders : STRAPS
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"___ gold in them . . . " : THARS
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___ E. Lee : ROBT
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Type of battery : WETCELL
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Dependable quality : RESPONSIBLENESS
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Test : ORAL
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Possessive : MINE
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Bridge call : PASS
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Thick soup : PUREE
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Mrs. Cantor : IDA
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Kind of whale : SPERM
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Follower of Gay : PAREE
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"___ Care" (Tanguay song) : IDONT
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Beauty aid : CREAM
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Barnyard sound : OINK
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Calf : DOGIE
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Discharges : EMITS
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Counsels, old style : REDES
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Minor prophet : AMOS
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___ bell : RANGA
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Gambler's choice : SIDEBET
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Driller's quest : OIL
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Relaxed : UNBENT
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Medical suffix : IASIS
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Change the décor : REDO
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Handy Latin abbr. : ETAL
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M.D.'s concern : CURE
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Side dish : SLAW
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Queen of Egyptian gods : SATI
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Old Western challenge : DRAW
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Avian home : NEST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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