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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,805
Across
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Knack : HANG
5
Vacillate : WAVER
10
Remainder, of a kind : STUB
14
Friend, in Nancy : AMIE
15
Salad item : OLIVE
16
___ Major : URSA
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Quick : FAST
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___ up the flagpole : RUNIT
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Kind of garden : BEER
20
Start of familiar poem, with 25 and 45 Across : THISISMYLETTER
23
Pretend : ACT
24
First-century date : LII
25
More of poem : TOTHEWORLDTHAT
33
Injure : MAR
34
Callas, for one : DIVA
35
Something to remember : ALAMO
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Ship's deck : ORLOP
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Cry : SOB
40
Playwright Jones : LEROI
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Make up for : ATONE
42
Biblical land : ELAM
44
Wing : ELL
45
End of poem : NEVERWROTETOME
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Knighted one : SIR
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Audience : EAR
51
Author of 20 Across : EMILYDICKINSON
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Unfarmable : ARID
60
Haunting : EERIE
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Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
62
___ up (estimate) : SIZE
63
Wood pieces : SLATS
64
Even : TIED
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Mind : HEED
66
Belief : TENET
67
Coast flyer : ERNE
Down
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Handle : HAFT
2
Indian servant : AMAH
3
" . . . nil ___ bonum" : NISI
4
Reaches : GETSAT
5
Suit material : WORSTED
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Astringent : ALUM
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Like a grapeyard : VINY
8
Black-hearted : EVIL
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Repeat : RETELL
10
"Came the dawn," e.g. : SUBTITLE
11
Coat or shoe : TREE
12
Customer : USER
13
Ingot : BAR
21
German pronoun : ICH
22
___ wave : TIDAL
25
French pastry : TARTE
26
Russian noble family : ORLOV
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Cannier : WISER
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Rounded molding : OVOLO
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Morocco's capital : RABAT
30
Seraglio : HAREM
31
Soap substitute : AMOLE
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Labor : TOIL
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Groan's partner : MOAN
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Unfair : ONESIDED
38
Jeopardy : PERIL
43
Most mousy : MEEKEST
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Most perverse : WRYEST
47
Japanese porgy : TAI
48
Rococo : ORNATE
51
Penn. city : ERIE
52
Baseball's Johnny : MIZE
53
Edit out : DELE
54
Mideast country : IRAN
55
Point out : CITE
56
Recipe word : STIR
57
Portent : OMEN
58
Orbital point : NODE
59
Tree : ASH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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