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New York Times, Tuesday, July 3, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,725

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Across
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George of films : RAFT
5
Shaw’s “___ Barbara” : MAJOR
10
Kind of nose : SNUB
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Reed : OBOE
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Have ___ awakening : ARUDE
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Moon phenomenon : HALO
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Sleuth’s reward : CLUE
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A.L. pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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Brain channel : ITER
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Understanding : KEN
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Flower : POSY
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Miss Darcel : DENISE
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Blackmore girl : DOONE
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Boxing moves : FEINTS
29
Excused : PARDONED
32
Bowling alleys : LANES
33
Boundaries : MERES
34
Bar order : ALE
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Lunch-counter order : EGGS
36
___ on (enjoyed) : DOTED
37
Spanish jar : OLLA
38
Leprechaun : ELF
39
S.A. monkeys : TITIS
40
Outer space : ETHER
41
Naval engagement : SEAFIGHT
43
Items for Mehta and Bernstein : BATONS
44
___ down (modifies) : TONES
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Burnett : CAROL
46
Old French chests : BAHUTS
48
Kind of mark or way : HALL
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Suffix of action : IZE
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Bohemian river : ISER
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Thrice-told : TRITE
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Perfume : ODOR
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Gossip : DIRT
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Large duck : EIDER
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Tolled : RANG
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Obi : SASH
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Eager beavers : DOERS
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Regards : EYES
Down
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Bottom or salt : ROCK
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In a position to : ABLE
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Venerable group : FOUNDINGFATHERS
4
Links area : TEE
5
Opera girl and others : MANONS
6
Came up : AROSE
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Month : JULY
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Harem chamber : ODA
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Performed : RENDERED
10
Japanese faith : SHINTO
11
Closer of banks and schools : NATIONALHOLIDAY
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Rubber trees : ULES
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Stuffed shirt : BORE
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Lobster traps : POTS
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Objectives : ENDS
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Do ___ thing : ONES
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Household gods : LARES
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Runs off : FLEES
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Colonel’s wear : EAGLE
29
Jury or point : PETIT
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Miss Terry : ELLEN
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Sir and John : DEARS
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Closet predators : MOTHS
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Absorbed : DIGESTED
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Preminger : OTTO
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Color : TINT
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Peer : EARL
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Part of 7 Down : FOURTH
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Cotton workers : BALERS
45
Do banquet work : CATER
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Bridge calls : BIDS
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World area : ASIA
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Seek’s companion : HIDE
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Kind of football pass defense : ZONE
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Work units : ERGS
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___ Rita : RIO
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Earth yield : ORE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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