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BIT OF HISTORY

New York Times, Sunday, July 22, 1973

Author:
David A. Murray
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 542 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
David A. Murray has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,744
Across
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Pair : DUAD
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"___ horse!" : GETA
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___ tale : TALL
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Lady's man : EARL
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Grapevine disease : ESCA
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Galway islands : ARAN
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Agony : THROE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Receipt, in Paris : RECU
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Who : MARYQUEENOFSCOTS
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Barnum's "bird" : EGRESS
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Prior months: Abbr. : ULTS
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Irish playwright : GBSHAW
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House, in Toledo : CASA
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Old kind of skirt : HOOP
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What : LOSTHERROYALHEAD
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Holiday times : EVES
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Heavenly Ram : ARIES
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Long time : EON
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Creeks : KILLS
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Food fish : IDE
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Prince of opera : IGOR
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Showy thing : GAUD
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Part of I.T.T.: Abbr. : TEL
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Eurasian tree : SAVIN
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Functioned : RAN
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Tamper with : DOCTOR
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Kind of rash : ACNE
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Soft-shells : CRABS
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Where : FOTHERINGHAYCASTLE
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Show one's ___ : TEETH
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TV group : NTA
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Got up : AROSE
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When : FIFTEENEIGHTYSEVEN
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Show of intention : OFFER
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Troubles : ILLS
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More slippery : EELIER
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Common abbr. : ETC
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Huskies' burdens : SLEDS
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Insurance abbr. : TLO
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Actor Alfred : LUNT
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Chemical prefix : FLUO
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"___ transit . . . " : SIC
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Fight site : ARENA
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Outfield men: Abbr. : LFS
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Swiss lass of fiction : HEIDI
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Why : FORACTSOFTREASON
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Ships of W. W. II : LSTS
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Stanford White's killer : THAW
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Marriage settings : ALTARS
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Piece of bread, at times : SOPPER
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Accommodate : SUIT
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Smear : BEDAUB
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How : THEHEADSMANSHAND
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Angling gear : REEL
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Goose: Sp. : ANSAR
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Combats : DUELS
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City in Russia : OREL
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Miss Kett : ETTA
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Wee ones : TOTS
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Closes, with "up" : SEWS
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___ the joint : CASE
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Arabian vessel : DHOW
Down
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Employ : USE
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Attaining of the throne : ACCESSION
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Elizabeth, to Henry VIII : DAUGHTER
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"It's only a ___ are playing" : GAMEWE
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Times : ERAS
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Sailors : TARS
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Somewhat : ANY
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"___ of the town" : THETALK
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Greek god : ARES
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Chaney : LON
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Zodiac sign : LEO
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Houdini specialty : ESCAPE
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On the roof : ATOP
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Soaks : RETS
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Forfeit : LOSE
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City on the Arkansas : TULSA
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Eur. capital : OSLO
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Wharf : QUAY
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Vassals' lands: Var. : FEODS
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Cheers : RAHS
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Egg white : GLAIR
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City in Finland : BORGA
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Vulture : CONDOR
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Comet man : HALLEY
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Attain : REACH
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Course : ROUTE
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Half, clove or rolling : HITCH
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Miss Hayes, to Roman friends : ELENA
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French hurrahs : VIVATS
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Nonpoisonous : EDIBLE
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Perception : SENSE
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___ distance (last) : GOTHE
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Halloween participant : SCARER
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Crime : ARSON
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Overfond ones : DOTERS
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Run ___ around : RINGS
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Marble : AGATE
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Payed honor to : FETED
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Utmost degree : NTH
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Latin form of beware : CAVET
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Georgian capital's old name : TIFLIS
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Cause's partner : EFFECT
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Moat : FOSSE
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Explosives : NITROS
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Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
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Miss Massey : ILONA
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River or sea : YELLOW
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Discard : SLUFF
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Once: Ger. : EINST
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Bergner of films : ELISABETH
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Henry's house : TUDOR
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Nickels and dimes : COINS
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Gave high billing : FEATURED
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Broadcast org. : AFTRA
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Realities : ACTUALS
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Daughter of Loki: Var. : HELA
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Greek letters : ALPHAS
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Adds liquid : THINS
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Mat. days : SATS
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Interweave : RADDLE
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Prophet : SEER
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Copy, for short : STAT
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Cry of dismay : OHNO
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Fly, for one : PEST
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Merganser : SMEW
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Theda : BARA
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Carbon suffixes : ENES
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Dental degree : DDS
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Sioux City name : SUE
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Ad ___ : HOC
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Gresham's, for one : LAW

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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