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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,754

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Across
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Sugar or candy : CANE
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Strikebreakers : SCABS
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"Being read to by ___ . . . " : ABOY
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Russian sea : AZOV
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Fortune-telling card : TAROT
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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French cooking word : ROTI
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Scene of Nelson's Nile victory : ABOUKIRBAY
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Inclined : ATILT
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Malay gibbon : LAR
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Novelist Hamilton : BASSO
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Character in "The Turn of the Screw" : THEGOVERNESS
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On a grand scale : EPIC
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"All About ___" : EVE
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Egg cells : OVA
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Tied : EVEN
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U.S. missile : SAM
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Of a battery part : ANODIC
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Places : LOCI
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Riding whips : CROPS
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Swerve : VEER
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One-seeded fruit : ACHENE
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Parson bird : TUI
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East, in Spain : ESTE
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Conjunctions : ORS
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Black, in Paris : NOIR
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Remark by Juliet : WHATSINANAME
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Hawaiian island : LANAI
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Dogdom's org. : AKC
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Playing cards : NINES
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Fare for armchair athletes : SPORTSNEWS
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Prepares : GETS
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Turn the ___ : TIDE
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One of five : OCEAN
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Symbol of a giddy brain : HARE
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Back talk : SASS
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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___ bien : TRES
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Gem weight : CARAT
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Mercury, in alchemy : AZOTH
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Have ___ to (be unattached) : NOTIE
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Islamic spirit : EVILGENIE
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Railroad stop: Abbr. : STA
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Transit in S. F. : CABLECAR
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In a tumult : AROAR
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Boundary, to Hamlet : BOURNE
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Wall St. purchase: Abbr. : STK
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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Nursery mealtime wear : BIBS
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Up-and-down toy : YOYO
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"Wild Duck" author : IBSEN
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Surpass : TOP
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Abdominal organs : VISCERA
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Subterfuge : EVASION
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Pindar specialties : ODES
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Word with Nam or Cong : VIET
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Port of Israel : ACRE
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Impetuosity : ELAN
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Sotto ___ : VOCE
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Lover of Narcissus : ECHO
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Witticism : MOT
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Kind of bag : OVERNIGHT
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Rome-Carthage conflict : PUNICWAR
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___ game (pitcher's feat) : NOHIT
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Posture : STANCE
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Rhodesia's Smith : IAN
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Merchandise : WARES
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Trapshooting : SKEET
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Close to, to poets : ANEAR
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Unit of length : METRE
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Curves : ESSES
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Vessels of W.W. II : LSTS
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Port of Samoa : APIA
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" . . . even good old Homer ___" : NODS
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Barfly : SOT
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Wild sheep : SNA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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