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New York Times, Monday, August 6, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,759
Across
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Track events : DASHES
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Porch piece : SETTEE
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Redgrave : MICHAEL
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Joel Chandler or Julie : HARRIS
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Fred : ASTAIRE
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High-quality pearl : ORIENT
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Hospital-bed décor : CHART
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Cuddles : NESTLES
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Crowns : DIADEMS
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Goddess of hope : SPES
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"___ longa . . . " : ARS
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Hawaiian goddess : PELE
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French donkey : ANE
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Secretariat : RACEHORSE
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Thread : LISLE
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Subsides : ABATES
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Foot bone : TARSAL
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Mosquito, e.g. : BITER
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Prized item in a display : SHOWPIECE
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Allow : LET
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Soviet river : KARA
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But: Lat. : SED
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German donkey : ESEL
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Bridge play : FINESSE
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Prompts in a way : REMINDS
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Famous opera chorus : ANVIL
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Omelet seasonings : CHIVES
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Offers : TENDERS
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Abe or Injun : HONEST
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Took the stage : ENTERED
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Viewpoints : ANGLES
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Jumps nervously : STARTS
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Serve, with "up" : DISH
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Official deeds : ACTA
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Fragment : SHARD
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Neighbor of Cuba : HAITI
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Poet's word : EER
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Sylphlike : SLENDER
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Liquor servings : SHOTS
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Warren : EARL
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Tests : TRIES
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Crosses a neighbor's lawn : TRESPASSES
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German article : EIN
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Boston time: Abbr. : EST
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Apple, for short : MAC
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Morays : EELS
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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Army addresses : APOS
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Intertwine : ENLACE
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Blinded, in falconry : SEELED
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Fit for plowing : ARABLE
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Animal disease : RABIES
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Small number : SCATTERING
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Paris time of year : ETE
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Pronoun : HER
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Part of a race : LAP
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Biblical name : IRI
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"___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
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Kind of game or deep : SKIN
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Crewman : HAND
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Electra's brother : ORESTES
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Carpenter's tool : LEVEL
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Clenched items : FISTS
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December caller : SANTA
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Bitter or tail : ENDER
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Greek musical note : MESE
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Upright: Abbr. : VERT
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Piques : IRES
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Drug initials : LSD
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Tea : CHA
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Term of endearment : HON
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Within: Prefix : ENT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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