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New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,775

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Challenge : CONTEST
8
Used sandpaper : SCRAPED
15
Relative of “Out of stock” : ONORDER
16
Take an oath : PROMISE
17
___ idol : MATINEE
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Rosie of W. W. II : RIVETER
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Lupino : IDA
20
One thing ___ : ATATIME
22
Day: Abbr. : FRI
23
Truck areas : CABS
25
Warty orange : OSAGE
26
Recompensed : PAID
27
Strong man : ATLAS
29
Good times : UPS
30
Writer A. A. : MILNE
31
Danger for ship in a storm : LEESHORE
33
Took a vote : POLLED
34
Field creature : HARE
35
Vocalize : SING
36
Like sheets in January : ONSALE
39
Immigrants’ accommodation : STEERAGE
43
Plastic for floors : VINYL
44
Bill’s partner : COO
45
Baker’s aid : TIMER
46
Baseball’s Slaughter : ENOS
47
Weirdo : GHOUL
49
Ore pit: Sp. : MINA
50
Edsel’s relative : REO
51
Loud noise, in Scotland : BRATTLE
53
Anti-liquor org. : ATS
54
Clothing : APPAREL
56
Bit of food : EATABLE
58
Wardrobe accessory : TIERACK
59
Texas, vis-à-vis Alaska : SMALLER
60
Caruso and Fermi : ENRICOS
61
Tea judges : TASTERS
Down
1
Laughable : COMICAL
2
Out with an escort : ONADATE
3
V.I.P. : NOTABLE
4
Part of T.N.T. : TRI
5
Millay : EDNA
6
Take care of : SEETO
7
Cherish : TREASURE
8
Small branches : SPRIGS
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Punishment’s forerunner : CRIME
10
Wander : ROVE
11
French soul : AME
12
Stumbling block : PITFALL
13
Alkaloid of a bean : ESERINE
14
Mocked : DERIDED
21
Measuring device : TAPE
24
Struts about : SASHAYS
26
Mayflower fare : PILGRIM
28
“I ___ return” : SHALL
30
French painter : MONET
32
Natural asset : ORE
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Jack Horner’s dessert : PIE
35
Most dauntless : STOUTEST
36
Gorged : OVERATE
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Bowling item : NINEPIN
38
Nosy one : SNOOPER
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Chimney-sweep’s target : SOOT
40
Kindhearted : AMIABLE
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Less harsh : GENTLER
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Blackboard needs : ERASERS
44
Scores, with “up” : CHALKS
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El ___ (painter) : GRECO
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Ruminant : LLAMA
51
Bric-a-___ : BRAC
52
Greek letters : ETAS
55
Jackie’s mate : ARI
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High in pitch : ALT

Answer summary: 1 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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