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New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,797

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Across
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Roman symbol of authority : FASCES
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Maximally : ATBEST
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Tenor : PURPORT
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Ice-cream shake : FROSTED
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Peaceful clime : ARCADIA
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Film editor's concern : FOOTAGE
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German pronoun : ICH
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Represents graphically : ACTSOUT
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Wife of Amen-Ra : MUT
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Refusals : NOES
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Enthusiasm : HEART
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Atomic ___ : PILE
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Fortune-telling card : TAROT
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Washout : DUD
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Fish-finding device : SONAR
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Stencil needle : STYLUS
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Freemasonry members : TEMPLARS
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Speedy camel : DROMEDARY
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Tyro : BEGINNER
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Famous bell : BIGBEN
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Lily plants : ALOES
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Compass direction : NNE
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Simpleton : GOOSE
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Tower : REAR
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British carbines : STENS
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Part of N. B. : NOTA
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Outside: Prefix : ECT
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Inserted covertly : FOISTED
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Krazy of comics : KAT
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San ___, treaty site (1878) : STEFANO
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Loner : EREMITE
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"Don't ___ me" (words on a 1775 flag) : TREADON
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Sugar worker : REFINER
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Flowers : ASTERS
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Smarts : STINGS
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Winter wear : FURCOAT
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Sport requiring good aim : ARCHERY
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Health resort : SPA
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Closing chords : CODA
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Segal : ERICH
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Said : STATED
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Gave : AFFORDED
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Brook or rainbow : TROUT
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Kick : BOOT
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Sum, es, ___ : EST
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Durability : STAMINA
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Like tiles : TEGULAR
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Decorates : PAINTS
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Hinders : DETERS
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Table wines : SAUTERNES
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Loaf on the sly : SOLDIER
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Closed plane figure : POLYGON
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Revolutions : TURNS
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Parsley unit : SPRIG
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Junior : SON
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Fairy queen : MAB
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Cites : MENTIONS
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Least furnished : BAREST
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End of an O'Neill title : ELECTRA
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Vandykes' relatives : GOATEES
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Reservation : BOOKING
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Sights in exurbia : ESTATES
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Less messy : NEATER
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Makes a debut : ENTERS
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Sound: Lat. : SONOR
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Ukrainian river : SERET
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Pass the peak : FADE
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Challenging move : DEFI
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Dieter's no-no : FAT
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Andy Gump's wife : MIN

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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