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New York Times, Monday, September 24, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,808
Across
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Cheese : EDAM
5
Resident of Perth : SCOT
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Labyrinth : MAZE
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El ___ : PASO
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Composer Franz : LEHAR
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Writer Kingsley : AMIS
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Miss Loos : ANITA
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Hire : RENT
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Non-opportunity of a sort : CHINAMANSCHANCE
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Roof material : SLATE
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Maxim : MOTTO
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Try : ESSAY
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Employ : USE
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Shield : APRON
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Heartbeat record: Abbr. : ECG
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Ems and Baden : SPAS
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Supermarket workers in Peking : CHINESECHECKERS
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Mellow : RIPE
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Long-tailed ape : KRA
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Door holder : HINGE
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Metal : ORE
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Lion : SIMBA
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Enoch or Eve : ARDEN
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Gone : OUT
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Wild goose : BRANT
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Clay products : POTTERYANDCHINA
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Aid : ABET
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Bellow character : AUGIE
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Brother of Jacob : EDOM
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Porter : COLE
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Algonquian Indians : CREES
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Word on the wall : MENE
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Rip : TEAR
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Candy : KISS
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Observes : SEES
Down
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Heroic poem : EPIC
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Rush : DASH
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___ spumanti : ASTI
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Gem : MOONSTONE
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Capitol Hill group : SENATE
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Vegetables : CHINESECABBAGES
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Grain : OATS
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Railroad rails : TRACKAGE
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French revolutionist : MARAT
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Sobeit : AMEN
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Galvanizing agent : ZINC
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Italian noble : ESTE
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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Solitary : ALONE
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Fever producer : HAY
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Large: Prefix : MACRO
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Biblical land of gold : OPHIR
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Worthless stuff : TRIPE
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Pupil's place: Abbr. : SCH
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Turn over : UPEND
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Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Up-and-down items : SKIRTHEMS
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Mark in the snow : SKITRACK
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Fur: Abbr. : ERM
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Hitler's title: Abbr. : CHANC
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Sweet girl : SUE
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Palmer and others : ARNIES
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Aquatic mammal : OTTER
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Drinks : ADES
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Agreement : PACT
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Musical instrument : OBOE
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Tissue : TELA
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Gagarin : YURI
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Zilch : NONE
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Iowa city : AMES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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