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New York Times, Thursday, August 9, 1973

4-Down : Shell fragments

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,762
Across
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Word of regret : ALAS
5
Rollick : CAPER
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Place for a padlock : HASP
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Goodly amount : MUCH
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Antonym for abhor : ADORE
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Environs : AREA
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Trousers for Jabbar or Willis Reed : EXTRALONGS
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Second man : CAIN
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Elko's state : NEVADA
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Soft glove leathers : DOESKINS
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History : PAST
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Relative of a pantograph : TROLLEY
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Kidnap in a way : SHANGHAI
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Sight, in Paris : VUE
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Quay : LEVEE
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Boo-boo : BONER
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Jungfrau, for one : ALP
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Seed coat : ARIL
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Bent down : BOWED
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Salmagundi : OLIO
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Pericarp : POD
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Cleansing agent : BORAX
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Story : FLOOR
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Obsession of X-rated films : SEX
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Nourishing : NUTRIENT
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Party giver : HOSTESS
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Dance of the 1930's : SHAG
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Set on a jet : INTERCOM
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Flabbergasted : AMAZED
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Shelley's pre-Oxford school : ETON
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Cancel : OBLITERATE
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Complete defeat : ROUT
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Kin of martingales : REINS
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Hint : CLUE
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Chooses : OPTS
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Heath genus : ERICA
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Fortune's child : HEIR
Down
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Pulpit sign-off : AMEN
2
De ___ (plush) : LUXE
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Last unit of "Hamlet" : ACTV
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Shell fragments : SHRAPNEL
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Two-wheel carriage : CALASH
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Fuss : ADO
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Walden : POND
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Bane of rye crops : ERGOT
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Sign on a table : RESERVED
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Rooster's neck plumage : HACKLE
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Thin as ___ : ARAIL
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Sight from Pont Neuf : SEINE
13
Garden flower : PANSY
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Apothegm : ADAGE
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Tart : SOUR
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Small drum : TABOR
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Rebuff : SLAP
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Leander's love : HERO
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Craving eagerly : AVID
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Hawkeye : IOWAN
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Link : NEXUS
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Medicinal lily : ALOE
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Symbol of might and mane : LION
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Said, for one : PORT
38
Sports-page summary : BOXSCORE
39
One of a clique in power : OLIGARCH
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Contents of a seidel : BEER
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Kegler's "inning" : FRAME
43
Taxes : STENTS
45
"___ laugh!" : THATSA
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Sacred: Prefix : HIERO
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Successful : ONTOP
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Portly : STOUT
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Serious : SOBER
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Date in Middle Ages : MLII
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Ex-middleweight champ Tony : ZALE
55
Vanity case : ETUI
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Whitetail : DEER
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Letterhead letters : INC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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