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New York Times, Monday, June 4, 1973

9-Down : Noah's Ark, in a way

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,696
Across
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Toffs : NOBS
5
Fit : ABLE
9
Certain convict : LIFER
14
Moonfish : OPAH
15
Stir up : ROIL
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Role in "The Sea Gull" : IRINA
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Soldiers : MENATARMS
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Like feathery plants : FERNY
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Ploughed land : ARADO
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Unbounded : SPACELESS
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Actress Dolores : DELRIO
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Arabian garments : ABAS
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Well-known agriculturalist : OLDMACDONALD
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Lot : FATE
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City in Kansas : IOLA
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American educator : ADLER
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Sort of: Suffix : ISH
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Pertinent : INPOINT
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Former name of Tokyo : EDO
41
Proofreader's marks : STETS
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Sicilian city : ENNA
44
"Don't be ___" : ASAP
45
Call from the kitchen : COMEANDGETIT
48
Title in the Coptic church : ANBA
49
Sioux : OMAHAS
53
Baking dish : CASSEROLE
58
S. A. snake : ABOMA
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Up to : UNTIL
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Pen partners : CELLMATES
62
Fishline leader : SNELL
63
Spanish greeting : HOLA
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Camera part : LENS
65
Asian land : KOREA
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Kind of judgment : SNAP
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Weaver's reed : SLEY
Down
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Wanderer : NOMAD
2
___ citato : OPERE
3
Commonplace : BANAL
4
Fish delicacy : SHADROE
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Constellation : ARA
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Knight of the Round Table : BORS
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Like some lettuce : LIMP
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Princess of Brabant : ELSA
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Noah's Ark, in a way : LIFEBOAT
10
Where the Liffey flows : IRELAND
11
Certain store events : FIRESALES
12
Austrian river : ENNS
13
Beams : RAYS
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Exertion : TOIL
22
Scoundrel : CAD
24
Norse god : ODIN
27
Became listless : MOPED
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In the course of : ALONG
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Fictional ship : CAINE
30
Mother of Helen : LEDA
31
Give, as a hint : DROP
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Exchequer : FISC
33
About : ASTO
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"___ of Ballantrae" : THEMASTER
38
Spanish queen : ISABELLA
39
Treaty org. : NATO
42
Stretchable : TENSILE
44
Small drums : ATABALS
46
Shoe width: Abbr. : NAR
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Moslem priest : IMAM
50
Collector's item for Hilton : HOTEL
51
Agreeable, old-style : AMENE
52
Pert : SASSY
53
Cod-like fish : CUSK
54
___ Domini : ANNO
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U. S. publisher : OCHS
56
Uris : LEON
57
Miss Cinders : ELLA
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Circuit : LAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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