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New York Times, Thursday, September 6, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,790
Across
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Yielded : GAVE
5
Chimney part : FLUE
9
Cool one’s heels : WAIT
13
Behind, at sea : ABAFT
15
Full of streaks : LINY
16
River in Italy : ARNO
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Welcome rialto visitor : BUTTERANDEGGMAN
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“___ news to me” : ITS
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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News service : UPI
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Caviar : ROE
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Cincinnati player : RED
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Idol’s time : MATINEE
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Front : VAN
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Brewing yeast : BARM
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Persian, e.g. : CAT
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Glossy surface : ENAMEL
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Medley : OLIO
40
Additional : OTHER
42
Sea phenomenon : TIDE
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Baked ___ : ALASKA
45
Suffix for one engaged in : IER
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Completed a cake : ICED
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Explosive : TNT
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Butcher’s helper : CLEAVER
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Mountain pass : COL
53
W. W. II agency : OSS
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U. S. humorist : ADE
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To the left, to sailors : APORT
58
Quiet’s partner : PEACE
61
Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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Warning of a sort : CHEESEITTHECOPS
67
Boo’s relative : HISS
68
Portico : STOA
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Antoinette : MARIE
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Former, in poems : ERST
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Famous William : PENN
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Youth org. : YMCA
Down
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Taro of Pacific : GABI
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Border on : ABUT
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Tubs : VATS
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Newt : EFT
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Like Kansas : FLAT
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Fluff : LINT
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“___ Milk Wood” : UNDER
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Hurricane center : EYE
9
Carry on : WAGE
10
Tank feature : ARMOR
11
Pointless : INANE
12
___ down (softened) : TONED
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Conductors’ concerns : TEMPI
18
April needs : RAINCOATS
19
Gather : GLEAN
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Extreme : UTMOST
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Cheat : OVERREACH
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Shaded walk : MALL
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Song : ARIA
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Erode : EAT
30
Moral : ETHIC
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Son of a kind : NATIVE
33
Snake : BOA
36
Word in a Steinbeck title : MICE
37
German river : EDER
38
Commanded : LED
41
Lamprey : EEL
44
Units of speed : KNOTS
49
Revoke, in law : ADEEM
50
Conceal : CACHE
51
Biblical gold-mining area : OPHIR
52
Loam deposit : LOESS
54
Rancor : SPITE
57
Remainder : REST
59
Jacket : ETON
60
___ angle (obliquely) : ATAN
61
Campus quarters : DORM
62
On a grand scale : EPIC
63
Cruising : ASEA
65
Sixth-sense initials : ESP
66
Islet : CAY

Answer summary: 2 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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