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New York Times, Saturday, July 28, 1973

48-Down : Pedestal base

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q V W X Y }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,750
Across
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Monaco name : GRACE
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Practice for a bout : SPAR
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Dawdle : MOPE
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Snake : RACER
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Marco or water : POLO
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Inventor's forte : IDEA
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Sky color : AZURE
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Assigned portion : ALLOTMENT
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Parcel : METE
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One ___ million : INA
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Lifesavers for Androcles : THORNS
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Merit : EARN
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Pulitzer play subject in 1965 : ROSES
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Like Zola or Flaubert works : REALISTIC
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Feminine title : MADAM
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Vase : URN
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Aspects : GUISES
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Participle ending : ING
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Math branch: Abbr. : ALG
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Hawaiian wear : LEI
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Family member : SON
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"De mortuis ___ ... " : NIL
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Partners of mortises : TENONS
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Juvenile pie base : MUD
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Small springs : SEEPS
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Get back at : RETALIATE
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Realty word : LEASE
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State: Abbr. : TENN
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Pearl White vehicle : SERIAL
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River in Scotland : DEE
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Confound : STUN
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Fit to be read : PRINTABLE
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French room : SALLE
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Work on articles : EDIT
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Fishing gear : REEL
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Regarding : ANENT
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Bangla-___ : DESH
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Army meal : MESS
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Tablelands : MESAS
Down
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Sigmund's sword : GRAM
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Tear down : RAZE
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Non-obtuse item : ACUTEANGLE
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Breakfast food : CEREAL
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Before : ERE
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Bridge : SPAN
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Little Dipper star : POLARIS
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The works : ALL
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Square and cube : ROOTS
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Southern shrub : MIMOSA
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German river : ODER
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Quaker name : PENN
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Corrodes : EATS
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"Let ___ eat cake" : THEM
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Injury's partner : INSULT
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Baltic capital : RIGA
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Spotted cat : OCELOT
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Bankrupts : RUINS
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Ford or Banks : ERNIE
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Detroit team : TIGERS
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Takes apart : DISMANTLES
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In the vicinity of : ABOUT
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World, in Paris : MONDE
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Capital Hill unit : SENATE
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Capri : ISLE
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Obelisks : NEEDLES
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Pedestal base : PLINTH
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Center : SEAT
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Completely foolish : INSANE
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Kind of clock : ALARM
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Hurried : SPED
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Earth: Ger. : ERDE
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Social worker Jacob : RIIS
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Fish : EELS
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Court items : NETS
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Spelling contest : BEE
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Houston : SAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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