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New York Times, Friday, September 14, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,798
Across
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Get-together : BEE
4
Greek philosopher : PLATO
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Rugged vehicle : JEEP
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Stage great : LUNT
15
Wore : HADON
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Winnie ___ Pu : ILLE
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One of "them" : ORGANIZATIONMAN
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California city : BERKELEY
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Nerve-cell processes : AXONS
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Sister of Ares : ERIS
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Ump's call : SAFE
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Gabfest staple : GOSSIP
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Place for coffee or tea : CANISTER
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"Brute's" predecessor : ETTU
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Author Romains : JULES
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Australian coin feature : EMU
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"They" : THEPOWERSTHATBE
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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Ball star : BELLE
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Engendered : BRED
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In elaborate style : ORNATELY
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Kind of root or shooter : SQUARE
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Potato eyes : BUDS
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Be petulant : POUT
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Environs : AREAS
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Magnificent : PALATIAL
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"They" : VESTEDINTERESTS
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Moon of Uranus : ARIEL
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Force : DINT
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Campus figure : COED
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Comedian Jack : BENNY
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Help! : SOS
Down
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Amorphous mass : BLOB
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Seine feeder : EURE
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M.I.T. grad : ENGR
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Italian saint, with 18 Down : PHILIP
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Takes it easy : LAZES
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" . . . difference ___ makes" : ADAY
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Small drink : TOT
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Navy info org. : ONI
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Hoodoos : JINXES
10
Sailor's saint : ELMO
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Vivacity : ELAN
12
Ballpoints : PENS
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Assumes : TAKESUP
18
See 4 Down : NERI
19
Socially inept : OAFISH
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Mud volcano : SALSE
24
French writer : ANET
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Reach : GETTO
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Additional : OTHER
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Hind part : STERN
28
Like some hair : CURLY
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Numerical prefix : TETRA
30
Glowing coal : EMBER
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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Crystallizes : JELLS
36
Thickheaded : OBTUSE
37
Garden interloper : WEED
38
Was proximate : ABUTTED
43
Eased up : ABATED
44
Unaided : SOLELY
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Periodical: Abbr. : QUAR
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Metal disk : PATEN
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With, in Vichy : AVEC
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Western city : RENO
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Beatrice d'___ : ESTE
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Nabokov title : PNIN
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Upper Thames : ISIS
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Physicist's concern, for short : ATNO
54
W.W.II ships : LSTS
56
Sample : DAB
57
Dudgeon : IRE

Answer summary: 3 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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