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New York Times, Wednesday, June 27, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,719
Across
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Leg bone : TIBIA
6
Use a top : SPIN
10
Official records : ACTA
14
Improve : AMEND
15
Mexican edible : TACO
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Kind of machine : SLOT
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Nothing, to Nero : NIHIL
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Miss the target : OVERSHOOT
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Maternal relative : ENATE
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Gray mare, e.g. : OLD
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Finicky : PICKY
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Xanthippe : VIRAGO
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Aaron : HANK
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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High-class vaudeville : REVUE
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She sheep : EWES
33
Relax! : COOLIT
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Ancient chest : ARCA
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Hall of Fame name : OTT
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Spring mo. : APR
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Worthy mien : DIGNITY
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After pi : RHO
42
___ room : REC
43
Scored on service : ACED
44
___ Wat (Cambodian temple) : ANGKOR
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God with a bow : EROS
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Hungarian composer : LEHAR
50
Kind of future : ROSY
51
French port : NICE
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"___ saw a purple cow" : INEVER
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Change : ALTER
57
Devotee : IST
58
"Pick ___" : ACARD
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Knight's forte : DERRINGDO
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Hard-hit ball : LINER
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Skunk's forte : ODOR
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Cap skin : COON
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French writer : SAGAN
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Celebration : GALA
68
Wild party : ORGY
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January, in Madrid : ENERO
Down
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Polynesian god : TANE
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"___ Heaven" : IMIN
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B. F. Skinner's field : BEHAVIORCONTROL
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First : INITIAL
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Rival of Freud : ADLER
6
Butt of jokes : STOOGE
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Pioneers of 3 Down : PAVLOVANDHISDOG
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Like a puck, sometimes : ICED
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. . . hide ___ hair : NOR
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Take ___ to (like) : ASHINE
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Movie about 3 Down : CLOCKWORKORANGE
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Had effect : TOOK
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Law man: Abbr. : ATTY
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Resort : SPA
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A, for one : ARTICLE
25
Land measure : HECTARE
26
Not ___ in the world : ACARE
27
Horse, at times : LOPER
29
Swiss canton : URI
31
Community belief : ETHOS
32
"Love ___" : STORY
34
Lupino : IDA
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Rand : AYN
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Word to a horse: : GEE
45
Like Keats's urn : GRECIAN
47
Western range : SIERRA
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Caesar's eulogizer : ANTONY
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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French dance : VALSE
55
Die like ___ : ADOG
56
Swan's girl friend : LEDA
57
Prince of opera : IGOR
59
"___ Window" : REAR
60
Fleming character : DRNO
62
Sarge : NCO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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