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New York Times, Tuesday, June 26, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 334 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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P
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O
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L
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Y
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J
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U
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A
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N
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U
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S
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A
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A
B
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J
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U
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S
P
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D
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C
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T
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D
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A
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K
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R
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S
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M
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Y
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K
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G
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J
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R
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G
O
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G
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N
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G
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A
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W
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W
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R
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D
O
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S
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I
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Y
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S
A
V
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D
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F
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R
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L
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N
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A
C
R
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V
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G
T
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Q
U
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A
R
R
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L
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B
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P
L
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R
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C
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R
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E
P
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B
O
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H
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Z
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O
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O
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O
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C
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C
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O
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N
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Y
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D
O
W
N
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B
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K
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H
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R
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L
Y
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E
N
G
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O
N
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S
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X
© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,718
Across
1
See 57 Across : POLY
5
Don ___ : JUAN
9
G.I. initials : USA
12
Bonnet’s occupant : ABEE
13
Loire Valley region : ANJOU
15
Tater : SPUD
16
Prepares to launch : COUNTSDOWN
18
One-third of the earth’s land : ASIA
19
Word with flop or plunk : KER
20
Poke’s occupant : APIG
21
Pornographic : SMUTTY
23
Timetable, for short : SKED
24
Dutch cheese : GOUDA
25
Funnyman : JESTER
28
Overcharging : GOUGING
30
Embattled : ATWAR
31
Reads the riot act : WARNS
32
Activities : DOS
34
Britisher’s comment : ISAY
35
In reserve : SAVED
36
Discharge : FIRE
37
Writer Deighton : LEN
38
Estate : ACRES
39
Card game, with 46 Down : VINGT
40
Wrangle : QUARREL
42
Sprees : BINGES
43
Supplications : PLEAS
44
Dash, for one : RACE
45
Say again : REPEAT
47
The two : BOTH
48
Tiergarten : ZOO
51
Of the ear : OTIC
52
Ulster area : COUNTYDOWN
55
Nonsense : BUNK
56
Swarm : HORDE
57
Pudgy, with 1 Across : ROLY
58
School study: Abbr. : ENG
59
___ about : ONOR
60
Charon’s beat : STYX
Down
1
Get ready to travel : PACK
2
Woodwind : OBOE
3
French pronoun : LEUR
4
Hankering : YEN
5
Green quartz : JASPER
6
Ruined : UNDID
7
Trotting : AJOG
8
Today : NOW
9
Erect : UPSTANDING
10
See 48 Down : SUIT
11
“An apple ___ . . . ” : ADAY
14
Shaky : UNSOUND
15
___ Arabia : SAUDI
17
Betting man : TAKER
22
Tobies : MUGS
23
Check : STAY
24
Skirt features : GORES
25
Lockup : JAIL
26
And the following: Abbr. : ETSEQ
27
Annual Thames bird expedition : SWANUPPING
28
Banc adjunct : GAVEL
29
Narrow passage : GORGE
31
Merchandise : WARES
33
Bridge reverses : SETS
35
Where to start from : SCRATCH
36
Unexceptionable : FINE
38
Location : AREA
39
Laval’s milieu : VICHY
41
Smart one : ALECK
42
Diamond figure : BATTER
44
Musical form : RONDO
45
Garment : ROBE
46
See 39 Across : ETUN
47
Do a slow ___ : BURN
48
Flashy wear of the ’40’s, with 10 Down : ZOOT
49
Like a hooter : OWLY
50
Cameo gem : ONYX
53
Goose eggs : OOO
54
A.M.A. people : DRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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