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New York Times, Thursday, June 28, 1973

6-Down : Relative of tit for tat

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { C J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,720
Across
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Bluish color : AQUA
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Arabian gulf : AQABA
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Location : SITE
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Basks : SUNS
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Measuring instrument : RULER
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Babylonian goddess : ERUA
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Friends in general : KITH
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Name for Clemenceau : TIGRE
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Texas Rangers' old name : NATS
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Fool : SPOOF
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Like the "Inferno" : DANTESQUE
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Small fragment : WISP
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Time period : ERA
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Military unit: Abbr. : SQD
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"___ moi, le déluge" : APRES
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Postal purchase : STAMP
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One interrogated : QUESTIONEE
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Bavarian river : ISAR
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African river : UELE
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Partner of free : EQUAL
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Olav's city : OSLO
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Philippine dwarf : AETA
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Overcame : SURMOUNTED
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Junk : TRASH
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Eskers: Var. : OESAR
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Draft org. : SSS
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Who, in Paris : QUI
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Pronoun : THAT
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Set apart : SEQUESTER
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Weaving machines : LOOMS
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His: Fr. : ALUI
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Took to court : HALED
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Resign : QUIT
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Perjurer : LIAR
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Come up : ARISE
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Maryland campus : USNA
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Pastry item : TART
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Like some tree trunks : MOSSY
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Peruvian port : ETEN
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Inquires : ASKS
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Display of wit : QUIP
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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___ of hands : ASHOW
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Skill : ART
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Relative of tit for tat : QUIDPROQUO
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Seaweed : ALGA
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European capital : BERN
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Big splash : SENSATION
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Mideast nation : IRAQ
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Ballet wear : TUTU
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Soothe : EASE
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Order : FIAT
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Speech hesitations : ERS
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Mata Hari, etc. : SPIES
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Short and thickset : SQUAT
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Strange : QUEER
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River-mouth area : DELTA
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Accustom : ENURE
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Dressmaker : SEAMSTRESS
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Men : MALES
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Pokes : PRODS
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Ocean creature : SEASQUIRT
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God, in Book of Job : ELOAH
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Eurasian range : URAL
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Vietnamese port : HUE
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Bandsman Jones : ISHAM
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Brimless hat : TOQUE
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Season : SALT
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Roast-pig reporter : ELIA
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Kind of publication: Abbr. : QUAR
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Tropical staple : TARO
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Ivy leaguers : ELIS
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Remove : OUST
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Abundant source : MINE
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Laurel : STAN
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Algerian title : DEY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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