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New York Times, Tuesday, July 31, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,753
Across
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Botch : MESSUP
7
Right away : PRONTO
13
Nearly alike : SIMILAR
14
Clement : LENIENT
16
Cutting off a debate : CLOTURE
17
Train : EDUCATE
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Busy place in June : ALTAR
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Resort : SPA
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Attack : SETON
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Hiding place : LAIR
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Tenant's contract : LEASE
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Ready : RIPE
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Psychic unit : EGO
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Biblical tempter : SERPENT
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Witticism : MOT
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Surrounded territory : ENCLAVE
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Charlie Brown's good word : GRIEF
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Pastime : DIVERSION
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Add zest : SPICE
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Go ___ (crack up) : BANANAS
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Each : PER
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Entwines : ENLACES
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Plant : SOW
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Wickedness : EVIL
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Hits hard : SOCKS
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Mountain ridge : SPUR
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Harris's Uncle : REMUS
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White House nickname : IKE
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British county : SHIRE
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Not part of a series : ONESHOT
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Del Rio : DOLORES
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Feed : NURTURE
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Silliest : INANEST
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Billboard item : POSTER
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Most fresh : NEWEST
Down
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Taxation rate : MILLAGE
2
Feeling : EMOTION
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Indian instrument : SITAR
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Insult : SLUR
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Mideast abbr. : UAR
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Put up fruit : PRESERVE
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Satisfy : PLEASE
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Crimson : RED
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Burden : ONUS
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More decorous : NICER
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English break : TEATIME
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In control : ONTOPOF
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Climb : SCALE
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Belief : TENET
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Publisher's rerun : PAPERBACK
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Moderates : LEAVENS
24
Donkey and diesel : ENGINES
27
Golfing miscue : SLICE
28
Region of Asia Minor : TROAS
31
Roman 401 : CDI
33
Stopover spot : INN
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Asleep : SACKEDIN
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Card game : SEVENUP
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First: Sp. : PRIMERO
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Seeks after : ASPIRES
40
Most unpleasant : SOUREST
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Juan of S. A. : PERON
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Hang around : LOITER
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Pull forcibly : WREST
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Desires : LUSTS
49
Stood out : SHONE
51
___ up shop : SHUT
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Cabbage dish : SLAW
55
Western state: Abbr. : ORE
57
Small bill : ONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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