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New York Times, Tuesday, September 25, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,809
Across
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Postures : STANCES
8
Of the outer regions : SPATIAL
15
Kind of store : CUTRATE
16
Magazine piece : ARTICLE
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In ___ (dazed) : ATRANCE
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Wrongdoing : MISDEED
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Bull's word : BUY
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Electrical units : OHMS
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Comes close : NEARS
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Lacking moral values : UNETHICAL
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"One giant ___ for . . . " : STEP
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Blackmore girl : DOONE
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Us, in Bonn : UNS
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Grassland in S. A. : CAMPO
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Garden shrub : WISTERIA
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Attaches : APPENDS
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Asian river : TSANGPO
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Instructs again : RETRAINS
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Gertrude of rose fame : STEIN
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Paul ___ : PRY
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Roman day : NONES
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Relative of Jack Frost, with "Old" : MANWINTER
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Gray hue : TAUPE
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Pal : PARD
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Collar : NAB
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Box-opener of note : PANDORA
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Skirler's need : BAGPIPE
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Skilled one : ARTISAN
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Ribs in Gothic vaulting : LIERNES
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Pianos : SPINETS
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Wins over : ENDEARS
Down
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Result of a scrape : SCAB
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Dancing skirt : TUTU
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Give it ___ : ATRY
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Depression agency: Abbr. : NRA
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Church law : CANON
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Delineated : ETCHED
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Appear : SEEMTO
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Spade or Levene : SAM
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May Day attendant : PRINCESS
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In a fog : ATSEA
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Kind of wave : TIDAL
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Cake decorator : ICER
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Beverages : ALES
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Induced : LED
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"Two for the ___" : SHOW
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Kind of cut or class : UPPER
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Steep slope : SCARP
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Diminish gradually : TAPER
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Like some promises : EMPTY
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One who prods : URGER
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___ the bud (abort) : NIPIN
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River to the Rhone : SAONE
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Three ___ match : ONA
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Chinese pagodas : TAS
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Take the stage : ENTER
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"___ Eight" : DINNERAT
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Unwanted TV pattern : SNOW
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Cut : SNIP
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Make possible : ENABLE
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___ at a gnat : STRAIN
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"Here's ___ your eye" : MUDIN
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Strike ___ : APOSE
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Moved gradually : EDGED
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Canvas cover, for short : TARP
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One opposed : ANTI
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1492 vessel : NINA
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Imitator : APER
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Miss Myerson : BESS
58
Dance step : PAS
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
61
Before: Prefix : PRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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