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New York Times, Monday, July 23, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,745
Across
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Gravel ridges : OSAR
5
Spanish silver : PLATA
10
Catch sight of : ESPY
14
Punting need : POLE
15
K. C. player : ROYAL
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African plant : ALOE
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Theatrical wheeze : THESHOWMUSTGOON
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Friendly : SOCIABLE
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Houston players : OILERS
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Squirrels’ nest : DREY
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Indian of North America : CREE
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Regards highly : VALUES
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Sounding off : BOASTING
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Places: Suffix : ORIA
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___-Ola, Soviet range : TANNU
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Biblical city : ZER
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Avon signature : WILLSHAKESPEARE
38
Swedish village : EDA
39
Ale’s companion : CAKES
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Spelunker’s habitat : CAVE
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Asserted : DECLARED
43
Refused, with “at” : BALKED
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Auto man R. E. : OLDS
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Kind of final or pro : SEMI
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France, Italy, etc. : EUROPE
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How a burglar operates : ONTIPTOE
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Dry runs of a sort : DRESSREHEARSALS
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U. S. writer : AGEE
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Archangel : URIEL
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Quiz : EXAM
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Sticky situation : MESS
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Shade of gray : PEARL
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Swan or gainer : DIVE
Down
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Makes a choice : OPTS
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London’s Greenwich Village : SOHO
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Templeton : ALEC
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Bonus for TV performers : RESIDUAL
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Investigates : PROBES
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Humble : LOWLY
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Marcel ___, French author : AYME
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Frat initial : TAU
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Some horses : ALSORANS
10
Young bird : EAGLET
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Type of gin : SLOE
12
Unacceptable : POOR
13
Cash in Tokyo : YENS
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Runner-up in well-known race : HARE
19
Binds : TIESUP
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Volcanic shapes : CONES
24
Swore : VOWED
25
Taken for ___ : ARIDE
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Fragrant shrub : LILAC
27
Sweltered : BAKED
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First name in angling : IZAAK
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Brashness : NERVE
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Miser’s trait : GREED
32
Movie shots : TAKES
35
Extorts in a way : SCALPS
36
More strapped : HARDERUP
37
Overshadowed : ECLIPSED
42
Lets go : LOOSES
43
Shot the works : BETALL
44
Moslem prince : AMIR
46
Nasty look : SNEER
47
Cheese : EDAM
48
Impulse : URGE
49
Female ruffs : REES
50
Hawaiian fruit tree : OHIA
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Hack : TAXI
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Norse name : OLAV
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Boy’s or girl’s name : ESME
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Before : ERE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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