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New York Times, Wednesday, September 19, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,803
Across
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Nonsense! : BOSH
5
Italy's La ___ : SCALA
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Sailing vessel : YAWL
14
Scope : AREA
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Kind of wave : TIDAL
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Word of agreement : OKAY
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Common swift : CRAN
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Sea call : AVAST
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Slow horses : NAGS
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Climbing method : HANDOVERHAND
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Fatty stuff : SUET
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Town officers : REEVES
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Move quickly : SCOOT
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Baltimore boy who made good : BABERUTH
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Interdiction : TABU
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Photo-studio gear : TRIPOD
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Papal name : LEO
37
Dill : ANET
38
Poet of Midwest : RILEY
39
Soil: Prefix : AGRO
40
Follower of Feb. : MAR
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Bookbindery workers : LACERS
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Incline : CANT
43
Desecrates : PROFANES
45
Lands : ACRES
46
Church assemblies : SYNODS
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Place for feed : SILO
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Important trial figures : EYEWITNESSES
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Word of interruption : AHEM
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Capital of Crete : CANEA
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Kind of dancer : TAXI
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"___ today . . . " : HERE
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Influential one : TITAN
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Old expletive : EGAD
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Word of agreement : AMEN
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Tend the fire : STOKE
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Mosque feature : DOME
Down
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Composer : BACH
2
Odd, in Scotland : ORRA
3
O'Casey : SEAN
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Distributes : HANDSOUT
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Part of a poem : STAVE
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Perfume source : CIVET
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Fasten : LASH
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Acolytes : ALTARBOYS
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Over there : YONDER
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Vine of N. Z. : AKA
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Witty fellow : WAG
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French river : LYS
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Umpire's call : OUT
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A friend in ___ : NEED
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Uncouth : VULGAR
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Endless, to poets : ETERNE
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Sprigs : SHOOTS
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G.P.O. items : STAMPS
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Stoolpigeon : CANARY
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Shakespearean character : OBERON
31
Body fluids : BILES
32
Mimic : APER
34
Cuts across : TRANSECTS
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Grantland or Elmer : RICE
39
Approached : ACCOSTED
41
Kind of bug or finger : LADY
44
Enemies : FOEMEN
45
Drink : ALE
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Delmonico, for one : STEAK
48
Silly : INANE
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Pedestrian-sign word : WAIT
51
Division word : INTO
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Starchy food : SAGO
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Classroom event : EXAM
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Kind of effect : SIDE
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Cry of triumph : AHA
56
Cousin of haw : HEM
57
Before : ERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 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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