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New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,739
Across
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Bit of hay : WISP
5
Young seals : PUPS
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Presidential monogram : DDE
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___ Gay (W. W. II plane) : ENOLA
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Guam harbor : APRA
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Sense : FEEL
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K. C. coach Hank : STRAM
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Mesabi features : IRONMINES
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Designation for 1973 : THEYEAROFEUROPE
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Finches : SERINS
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Hardened by exposure : AIRSET
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Men's-wear item : TSHIRT
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Digging tool : SPADE
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Hemingway : PAPA
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G. I.'s garb : ODS
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North African : BERBER
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Old stone-throwers : ONAGERS
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Alpine show-off : YODELER
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Holiday feature : PARADE
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Playing card : TEN
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___ libre (free verse) : VERS
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Blot : STAIN
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Open carriage : CHAISE
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Scythe handle : SNATHE
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Fractions : TENTHS
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Auto problem : EMISSIONCONTROL
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Sweet ___ (Southern favorite) : POTATOPIE
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Singer Ross : DIANA
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News bit : ITEM
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Liquid measure : GILL
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Shoe parts : SOLES
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These, in France : CES
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Perform without ___ : ANET
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Poet Ogden : NASH
Down
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Bridge seats : WESTS
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"The fat's ___ fire" : INTHE
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More peeved : SORER
4
Bogart line : PLAYITAGAINSAM
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Duo : PAIR
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Tumults : UPROARS
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Gain : PROFIT
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More level-headed : SANER
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Capable of being shown : DENOTABLE
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Profound : DEEP
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Other : ELSE
13
Closing words : AMENS
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Safety program : FIREPREVENTION
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Rumpled : MUSSED
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"___ that's going . . . " : ASHORE
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Name tags, for short : IDS
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Game animal : DEER
27
Misplays : ERRS
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Kind of concert : POPS
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Sci. course : ANAT
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Leeches : PARASITES
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Mackerel's relative : BONITO
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___ Vincent Millay : EDNAST
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Opposite of nay : YEA
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Great river : THENILE
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Polish composer : CHOPIN
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Dispatches : SENDS
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N. Y. county : TIOGA
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Musical sounds : TRALA
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Sharpens : HONES
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Diagonal mark : SLASH
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Narrative poem : EPIC
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Speck : MOTE
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Boston player, for short : CELT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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