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New York Times, Thursday, August 30, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,783
Across
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Georgia ___ : TECH
5
Lay by : SAVE
9
Rhythmic dance : SAMBA
14
Ill-smelling : OLID
15
Structural piece : TBAR
16
Parisian’s three : TROIS
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Excellent : FIRSTRATE
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Chains : IRONS
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Govt. agency : FTC
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Parisian’s roast : ROTI
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Like some cheese : GRATED
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Walkaway : EASYVICTORY
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Employs : USES
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Shifty : ELUSIVE
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Mayday call : HELP
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Thimblerigger : GIP
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Foretell : BODE
37
Tiny particle : ATOMY
39
Pro ___ publico : BONO
40
Result : END
41
Small mistake : SLIP
42
Sponge features : PORES
43
Outfit for a newcomer : LAYETTE
45
Drudge : MOIL
47
Purely academic : QUODLIBETIC
51
Nozzles : SPOUTS
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Parisian’s milk : LAIT
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F.D.R. agency : NRA
57
Garb : HABIT
58
Terminal point of a sort : LASTSTRAW
60
Solo : ALONE
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“Have one ___” : ONME
62
Network : RETE
63
Track performer : MILER
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Wild animal : BOAR
65
Roman date : IDES
Down
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British dandy : TOFF
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Cream of the crop : ELITE
3
About : CIRCA
4
Clock parts: Abbr. : HDS
5
Labored hard : STROVE
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Barbed-wire obstacle : ABATIS
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Oracular : VATIC
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Before : ERE
9
Kind of cup or pump : STIRRUP
10
Decks out : ARRAYS
11
Debatable : MOOT
12
Twining stem : BINE
13
Allotted: Abbr. : ASSD
18
Sub-rosa date : TRYST
22
Exclamation : GOLLY
24
Mob-scene actor, for short : SUPE
25
Overflow : TEEM
28
Stravinsky : IGOR
29
Virginia creeper : VINE
30
Series of important events : EPOS
31
First sheepkeeper : ABEL
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Lady, in Spain : DONA
33
Whirl : EDDY
34
Short plane trip : HOP
37
Countertenors : ALTOS
38
Even : TIED
39
Alice-remembering Ben : BOLT
41
Falter in words : STUTTER
42
Magpies : PIETS
44
Horse : EQUINE
45
Noxious emanation : MIASMA
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___ dictum : OBITER
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S. A. plain : LLANO
49
“The lady ___” : INRED
50
Jalopy : CRATE
51
Humbug : SHAM
52
Hawaiian slope : PALI
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Attica coin : OBOL
56
Impresses : AWES
58
Tennis shot : LOB
59
Numerical prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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