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New York Times, Wednesday, September 26, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,810

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Across
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Khan : AGA
4
Turkish title : PASHA
9
Writer Rebecca : WEST
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Benchwarmer : SUB
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Writer Louisa May : ALCOTT
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Old-hat : ICKY
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Rock : ORE
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One who digs : SPADER
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Kind of ice : THIN
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Save : PUTASIDE
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Reception : ATHOME
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Counterfeit : TIN
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News medium : RADIO
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Sweet talk : PALAVER
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Moderates : TEMPERS
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Accustom : INURE
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Get an ___ effort : EFOR
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Biblical king : ELAH
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General level : NORM
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Drafts : PLANS
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Brown Shirt : NAZI
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Stringed instruments : UKES
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Top-grade : AONE
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___ Rouge : BATON
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Lounges : PARLORS
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People who save : STORERS
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Goblins : ELVES
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Fortify : ARM
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Foster's river : SWANEE
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Departs : TAKESOFF
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Put up paintings : HANG
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Requisite : NEEDED
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Comrade : PAL
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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"You ___ come at ten . . . " : USEDTO
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Dark brew : ALE
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Legend : MYTH
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___ Downs : EPSOM
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Drenched : ASOP
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Hindu teacher : GURU
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Promote : ABET
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Unresisting : PASSIVE
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Very high : ALPINE
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Tropical fish : SCAD
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Scandinavian god : HODER
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Corroded : ATE
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Cordially : WITHOPENARMS
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Reverberate : ECHO
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___ milk : SKIM
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English river : TYNE
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Businessmen : TRADERS
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Not on friendly terms : ATARMSLENGTH
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Performer Tiny : TIM
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Expiates : ATONES
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Picture on a locker : PINUP
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City near Minneapolis : ANOKA
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Lorelei, for one : LURER
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Mislay again : RELOSE
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Inspire : ELATE
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Kind of clam : RAZOR
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Leg parts : SHINS
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Buff : FAN
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Nouveau riche : PARVENU
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Ennui : BOREDOM
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Spanish cheer : OLE
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Begin to like : TAKETO
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Abrupt : STEEP
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Fraud : SHAM
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Circumspect : WARY
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Animal structure: Abbr. : ANAT
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Does sums : ADDS
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October stone : OPAL
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F.D.R.'s pet : FALA
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Lawyer Bailey : FLEE
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Compass point : ESE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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