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New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { G K Q X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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O
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E
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N
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O
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P
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A
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T
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T
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A
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C
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P
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S
L
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V
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S
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O
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R
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M
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W
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P
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N
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B
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E
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D
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B
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O
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Z
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U
L
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A
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R
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U
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T
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R
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T
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R
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J
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U
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L
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Y
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D
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W
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A
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C
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R
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R
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F
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W
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O
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R
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A
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S
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H
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,726
Across
1
Wine: Prefix : OENO
5
Island off Kenya : PATTA
10
Toy-pistol fodder : CAP
13
Croat or Wend : SLAV
14
Kind of committee : ADHOC
15
Down with!, in France : ABAS
17
Pearl Harbor site : OAHU
18
Rain's relative : SLEET
19
Go on about : RAVE
20
Theme : MOTIF
22
Wagnerian god : WOTAN
23
Cleo's downfall : ASP
26
Rich man : NABOB
28
Investment item : EBOND
29
Likker : BOOZE
31
___ Bator : ULAN
33
Legal matter : RES
34
Exaltation : UPLIFT
36
Entranced : RAPT
37
Death date of three Presidents : THEFOURTHOFJULY
43
Beehive State : UTAH
44
Eastern litter : DOOLIE
45
Woman soldier : WAC
48
Finnish poem : RUNE
49
Shortens sail : REEFS
50
Sea call : AVAST
52
Property item : ASSET
55
Math grouping : SET
56
Famous firth : FORTH
57
Church levy : TITHE
59
Outside: Prefix : ECTO
60
Flooded : AWASH
62
Metalware : TOLE
66
Rod's cousin : REEL
67
Bristles : SETAE
68
July drinks : ADES
69
Song syllable : TRA
70
Fishline leader : SNELL
71
Partner of Rodgers : HART
Down
1
Spanish bear : OSO
2
Guido's note : ELA
3
Nope : NAH
4
Egg: Lat. : OVUM
5
Italian dish : PASTA
6
Carson specialty : ADLIB
7
News world : THEFOURTHESTATE
8
Kicking unit : TOE
9
Play part : ACT
10
Medit. tree : CAROB
11
Nuisance remover, in law : ABATOR
12
Stately dance : PAVANE
16
Dispatches : SENDS
21
Quarter : ONEFOURTH
22
Sallied : WENTFORTH
23
Border on : ABUT
24
H. S. student : SOPH
25
Chopin, for one : POLE
27
Hokum : BLAH
30
Hebrew month : ZIF
32
Footless animal : APOD
35
Fonteyn garb : TUTU
38
Frog genus : RANA
39
Miller or Louis : JOE
40
Caucho trees : ULES
41
Biography : LIFE
42
Past time: Abbr. : YEST
45
Mint piece : WAFER
46
Shore bird : AVOCET
47
Drayman : CARTER
51
Roman robe : STOLA
53
Rope fiber : SISAL
54
Mertz or Merman : ETHEL
58
Eskimo settlement : ETAH
60
Balaam's mount : ASS
61
Cyst : WEN
63
Harem room : ODA
64
Celtic Neptune : LER
65
The "e" of i.e. : EST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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