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New York Times, Friday, July 6, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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M
2
E
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N
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U
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I
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B
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E
8
A
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M
10
B
11
E
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N
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T
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E
B
A
N
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N
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G
R
O
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A
R
E
A
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S
O
V
I
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E
T
S
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C
I
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A
L
I
S
T
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A
N
Y
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D
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T
S
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G
E
N
T
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G
E
M
S
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F
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I
N
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A
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R
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L
E
N
E
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A
L
M
A
N
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A
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C
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S
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L
E
E
S
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S
W
E
A
T
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R
O
W
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S
T
A
T
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E
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S
O
F
A
M
E
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R
I
C
A
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A
R
R
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S
O
R
U
S
42
A
T
O
I
43
B
O
N
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S
P
I
E
L
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P
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A
T
H
A
N
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W
I
T
S
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A
R
T
S
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O
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S
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T
I
A
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P
L
O
T
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B
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A
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S
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P
E
O
P
L
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E
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S
R
E
P
U
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B
L
I
C
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E
R
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L
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A
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A
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D
A
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N
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F
R
Y
E
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A
P
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R
© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,728
Across
1
Carte : MENU
5
Shaped girder : IBEAM
10
Inclination : BENT
14
Israeli statesman : EBAN
15
Black, in Madrid : NEGRO
16
Spatial extent : AREA
17
Part of U.S.S.R. : SOVIETSOCIALIST
20
"___ port in a storm" : ANY
21
Dahs' companions : DITS
22
Fellows : GENTS
23
Opera-box wear : GEMS
24
___ and dandy : FINE
26
Francis or Dahl : ARLENE
29
Information banks of a sort : ALMANACS
33
Golfer Elder et al. : LEES
34
Churchill offering : SWEAT
35
Compete at Henley : ROW
36
Part of U.S.A. : STATESOFAMERICA
40
Timetable abbr. : ARR
41
Cluster on a fern : SORUS
42
Thine: Fr. : ATOI
43
Curling match : BONSPIEL
45
Afghan native : PATHAN
47
Clever ones : WITS
48
___ and crafts : ARTS
49
Old port of Rome : OSTIA
52
Conspiracy : PLOT
53
College degrees : BAS
56
___ of China : PEOPLESREPUBLIC
60
Gaelic : ERSE
61
Tropical vine : LIANE
62
Radamès's friend : AIDA
63
Headland : NESS
64
Young chicken : FRYER
65
Unoriginal one : APER
Down
1
Western sight : MESA
2
Very dark : EBON
3
Service branch : NAVY
4
Kind of cycle or form : UNI
5
Eventually : INTIME
6
Defeats : BESTS
7
Ids' companions : EGOS
8
Math line : ARC
9
French pronoun : MOI
10
Whalebone : BALEEN
11
Mavourneen's place : ERIN
12
Base of a Chinese soup : NEST
13
Makes lace : TATS
18
Biblical spot : EDEN
19
Male kinsman : AGNATE
23
Exploit : GEST
24
Insects : FLEAS
25
Moslem priest : IMAM
26
Famous racehorse : ALSAB
27
Kind of rocket : RETRO
28
Ascertain : LEARN
29
Dreadful : AWFUL
30
Addition, etc.: Abbr. : ARITH
31
Drink : COCOA
32
Lover : SWAIN
34
Painful places : SORES
37
Observation : ESPIAL
38
"Honi ___ qui . . . " : SOIT
39
Hamelin invaders : RATS
44
Filches : SWIPES
45
Kind of noun : PROPER
46
Aleutian island : ATTU
48
Coeur d'___ : ALENE
49
Store-door sign : OPEN
50
Dry period : SERE
51
Pitch and ___ : TOSS
52
Beseech : PRAY
53
Radar image : BLIP
54
___-de-camp : AIDE
55
Souvenir of battle : SCAR
57
Pixy : ELF
58
Term of address : SIR
59
Farm sound : BAA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 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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