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New York Times, Thursday, July 12, 1973

41-Across : Actor Peter

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,734
Across
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Flooded : AWASH
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On one's ___ : TOES
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Elegant : POSH
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Songbird : VIREO
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Babylonian god : IRRA
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Fissure : RIMA
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Chemical substance : ESTER
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___ Eireann : DAIL
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Zeal : ELAN
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Sightseeing buses, in London : CHARABANCS
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African grassland : VELD
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Stone Age tool : CELT
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Turns outward : EVERTS
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Medieval helmet : SALLET
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Indeed, in Ireland : AROO
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Assignment : TASK
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Plant stem : STIPE
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Xmas tree ornaments : ICICLES
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Actor Peter : USTINOV
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Lean : LANKY
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Durance ___ : VILE
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Italian numeral : SETTE
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Haunted-house sounds : CREAKS
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Awkward : CLUMSY
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Chanel : COCO
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Italian painter : RENI
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Extraordinary : PHENOMENAL
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Standard quantity : UNIT
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Short trips : HOPS
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Ploughed land : ARADA
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Greenland base : ETAH
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Well-known Ralph : NADER
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Stroller set : TOTS
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Aerie : NEST
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Swedish island : OLAND
Down
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Desire : WISH
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Gulf of the Ionian Sea : ARTA
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Wise man : SEER
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Roman poet : HORACE
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Kind of wave : TIDAL
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Praying figures: Var. : ORANTES
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Hoffer : ERIC
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Mud volcanos : SALSES
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Kind of medicine : PREVENTIVE
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Cargo ship : OILER
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Blue pigment : SMALT
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Workers : HANDS
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Davis or Midler : BETTE
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Endow : VEST
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Spinnaker : SAIL
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Ancient chest : ARCA
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Meat cut : LOIN
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Laughingstocks for love : LOCKSMITHS
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Northern bird : SKUA
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___ were : ASIT
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Dolphin genus : INIA
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U. S. President : POLK
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Arden and others : EVES
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Caustics : LYES
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Dry-plaster painting : SECCO
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Mental images : RECEPTS
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Mythical monster : TYPHON
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Italian cheese : ROMANO
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Table bottle : CRUET
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Slowly, in music : LENTO
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Eastern Christian : UNIAT
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Beginning : ONSET
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Water carrier : HOSE
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Of an age : ERAL
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Nothing, in Spain : NADA
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Doughnut cooker : LARD

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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