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New York Times, Saturday, July 7, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,729

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Jokers : WAGS
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Get lost! : SCRAM
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Molt : SHED
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Mars: Prefix : AREO
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Split second : TRICE
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Wharf : QUAY
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China Sea gulf : SIAM
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Cud : RUMEN
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Major or Minor : URSA
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Self-contradictory statement : PARADOX
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Matched : RIVALED
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Tennis shot : LOB
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French bath : BAIN
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Field for a certain runner : POLITICS
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House-painter's need : LADDER
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Old French coin : ECU
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Insults : SLAPS
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Parley : TALK
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Flynn : ERROL
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McNally's friend : RAND
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Assign : ALLOT
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Cooking herb : BASIL
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Facial features : LASHES
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Aggressive one : GOGETTER
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Far ___ the night : INTO
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Dwelling: Abbr. : HSE
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Fancy party : SHINDIG
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Loud-voiced one : STENTOR
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Bowery denizen : WINO
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Complain : GRIPE
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Kind of writer : TYPE
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Soil: Prefix : AGRO
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Bounds' partner : METES
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Ages : ERAS
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U.S. missile : THOR
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Item of value : ASSET
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Kind of waist : WASP
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Oratorio part : ARIA
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Equipment : GEAR
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East African : SOMALI
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Pine cone : STROBILE
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Decisive point : CRUX
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Volcano edge : RIM
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Harsh : ACERB
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Flunky : MENIAL
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Fritter away : SQUANDER
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Pitch : HURL
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Mitigate : EASE
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Pair : DYAD
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Morse-code units : DOTS
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Perfume container : VIAL
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Flower part : PETAL
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Florida city : OCALA
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Soothes : LULLS
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Auto-engine part, for short : CARB
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Mine support : SPRAG
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Distributed : DEALT
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Ford or Pyle : ERNIE
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Golfing cup : RYDER
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Not good, not bad : SOSO
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Famous diamond : KOHINOOR
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Most buoyant : LIGHTEST
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Look after : TEND
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___ majesty : LESE
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Disgrace : STIGMA
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Camped : TENTED
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Monsters : OGRES
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Clobber : SWAT
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The "H" of H. C. L. : HIGH
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Nested boxes : INRO
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German admiral : SPEE
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Beginner : TYRO
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Gem : OPAL
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Kind of cure : REST
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Pronoun : ITS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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