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New York Times, Monday, July 16, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,738
Across
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Newspaper offerings : ADS
4
Defeat : BEST
8
Hat : STRAW
13
Horn sound : BEEP
14
Spring school routine : EXAM
15
Towel fabric : CRASH
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German number : EINE
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Ball team : METS
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Nouveau ___ : RICHE
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Whirling : ROTATORY
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Lustrous : SILKEN
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Example of 50 Across : MUSKRATRAMBLE
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Literary contraction : EEN
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Appeal : SUE
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Marble : TAW
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Ancient Iranian city : SUSA
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Therefore : ERGO
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Picture : SCENE
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Bible book : ACTS
38
Actress Baker : DIANE
40
Baltic native : LETT
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Performs : PLAYS
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___ circus : FLEA
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Flower : IRIS
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___ Juan : SAN
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Evil : ILL
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Elected official: Abbr. : REP
50
American music form : DIXIELANDJAZZ
57
Wingdings : BLASTS
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“ . . . no meaning of the bar when I put ___” : OUTTOSEA
60
Playwright Jones : LEROI
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Calif. wine city : LODI
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Rub ___ : ITIN
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___ course : INDUE
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Thing : ITEM
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Prying : NOSY
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Fencing units : POSTS
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Domestic slave : ESNE
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Explosive : TNT
Down
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Vowels : AEIOU
2
Car mishaps : DENTS
3
Where Joe sent you : SPEAKEASY
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Lamented : BEMOANED
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Do with vigor : EXERT
6
Helper for Bacchus : SATYR
7
Initials on patented items : TMS
8
Reporters : SCRIBES
9
Musical effect : TRILL
10
Prohibition V.I.P. : RACKETEER
11
Tennis name : ASHE
12
“Say ___” : WHEN
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Fortification ledge : BERM
20
Number in Naples : TRE
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Rival of T.C.U. : SMU
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Unanimously : ASONE
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Con : ANTI
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Prohibition foes : WETS
29
Fools : SAPS
30
Western campus : UCLA
31
Banners : STANDARDS
33
Ransack : RIFLE
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Volume unit: Abbr. : GAL
36
Outlet for 10 Down : CLIPJOINT
39
Stall : EARNTIME
42
Late decade : SIXTIES
47
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Summer initials : EDT
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“The smoking lamp ___” : ISOUT
52
Pillages : LOOTS
53
Poet W. H. : AUDEN
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Nobel chemist, 1922 : ASTON
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Dutch town : ZEIST
56
Comical : ZANY
57
Radar spot : BLIP
58
Mesh weave : LENO
61
Former U. N. name : LIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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