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PAR FOR THE COURSE

New York Times, Sunday, September 9, 1973

Author:
Gladys V. Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,793
Across
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Sew loosely : BASTE
6
Tire : IRK
9
Wife of Mohammed : AYESHA
15
Patch : COBBLE
21
Nile city : ASWAN
22
Deer : ROE
23
“No morn, ___” (Hood) : NONOON
24
“To ___ better than sacrifice” : OBEYIS
25
Wedge products : CHIPSHOTS
27
Traffic hazards : SUNDAYDRIVERS
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Time period: Abbr. : CEN
30
“Rhinoceros” author : IONESCO
32
Orly or Kennedy : AIRPORT
33
Tech. school degree : BIE
34
Socks : ARGYLES
36
One, in Bonn : EINE
38
Aromas : ODORS
39
French city : LYON
40
Kind of hug or market : BEAR
41
Threshers : FLAILS
43
Halting sounds : ERS
44
Brants : GEESE
45
Little Caesar, e.g. : GANGSTER
47
Bandman Herb : ALPERT
49
Search widely : COMB
50
Agreement, in Paris : PACTE
51
“Exodus” author : URIS
53
Seven or high : SEAS
54
Design on metal : CHASING
57
Miss Chase : ILKA
58
Human resources : MANPOWER
60
Burma or Tobacco : ROAD
61
Aussie animal : ROO
62
Neon, e.g. : GAS
63
Things said during a physical : AHS
65
Eva or Magda : GABOR
66
Hindu goddess : DEVI
67
Wife of Bragi : IDUN
68
High note : ELA
69
Thrice: Prefix : TER
70
Exaggerating : OVERDOING
72
Quarterback’s repertoire : SIGNALS
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Productive : FERTILE
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Fox’s forte : SLYNESS
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Prerogative : PRIVILEGE
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___ polloi : HOI
83
Letters : ENS
84
Impost : LEVY
85
Woods near S. F. : MUIR
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More skilled : ABLER
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___ of discretion : AGE
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Suited : APT
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Feminine suffix : INE
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Decorative piece : VASE
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Hunting dog : BLUETICK
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Trampled : TROD
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Restraints : TETHERS
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Grove: Ger. : HAIN
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River to Baltic : ODER
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Dupes : FOOLS
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Arabian garment : HAIK
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“ . . . dinner ___ man to” : TOASKA
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Irritated : INAPIQUE
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Game or shock : SHELL
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Drop or lap : DEW
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Bridge holding : TENACE
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___ for one’s money : ARUN
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Bulrush : TULE
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Suppose : GUESS
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N. Z. tree : RIMU
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Traffic-ticket candidate : SPEEDER
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Greek nickname : ARI
121
Mollifies : GENTLES
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Warblers : SYLVIAS
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Otto’s realm: Abbr. : HRE
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Manicurists of a sort : GREENSKEEPERS
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Agalloch : EAGLEWOOD
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___ home (dines in) : EATSAT
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Discreet: Fr. : RETENU
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Lip : RIM
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Girl’s name, for short : TILDA
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Blacksmiths : SHOERS
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Thin : SPARSE
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Snow, in Scotland : SNA
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Dutch painter : STEEN
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Berry, in botany : BACCA
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Biblical tribe : ASHER
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Reversions : SWINGBACKS
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Do a phone job : TAP
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Fodder : ENSILAGE
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Putters, etc. : IRONS
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Fixed course : ROTE
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German marshal : KESSELRING
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Conn. city : ANSONIA
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“No one but ___” : YOU
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Chemical prefix : SODIO
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People who save : HOARDERS
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Traditional storm haven : ANYPORT
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Reporters: Abbr. : CORRS
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News item : OBIT
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Energy unit in physics : BEV
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Broadway musical : BYEBYEBIRDIE
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Lilies, in Spain : LIRIOS
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Old ascetic : ESSENE
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Garden workers : HOERS
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Actress Diana : DORS
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U. S. agency : CIA
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Yiddish gossip : YENTA
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U. S. diplomat : ELLSWORTHBUNKER
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Moon vehicles : LEMS
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Wild: Lat. : FERA
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Nazi organizer : SPEER
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Incite : GOAD
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Festive : GALA
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Cards wool : TUMS
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Head part : EAR
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Furniture part : CHAIRLEG
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Iron mold : PIG
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Outpouring : SPATE
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Inlets : COVES
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Certain words : NOUNS
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Joss-house items : GONGS
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Higher: Ger. : OBER
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Accelerate, for short : REV
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Soviet range : ALAI
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Identifying feature : HALLMARK
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John or Jane : DOE
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Charged atoms : IONS
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Begrudge : ENVY
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Word with level or second : SPLIT
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Vernon’s dancing partner : IRENE
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Contradict : GIVETHELIETO
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Dr. ___, humorist : SEUSS
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Chemin de ___ : FER
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Captive of Hercules : IOLE
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Remain still, as a ship : LIETO
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Bestow, in Glasgow : GIE
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Heeling : ALIST
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Ones who scoff : RIDICULERS
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Gold Coast tribe : AKRA
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Place for a square peg : AROUNDHOLE
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Word with ax or vault : POLE
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Football scores: Abbr. : TDS
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One of a dancer’s seven : VEIL
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Sheep’s cry : BAA
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Geologic suffix : CENE
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Brimless hat : TOQUE
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Robust : HALE
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“___ the brave . . . ” : HOWSLEEP
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Tongs, pokers, etc. : FIRESETS
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Rocks : TEETERS
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Raise ___ (contend) : ANISSUE
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___ States : PAPAL
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Phases : STAGES
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Cry of triumph : HURRAH
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Soften a doughnut : DUNK
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March girl : AMY
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Exploits : GESTS
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Plant walls : SEPTA
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Greek letter : SIGMA
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Impair : ERODE
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Fortification : REDAN
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Growl : GNAR
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Tea-leaf expert : SEER
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Fruitless : VAIN
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Direction: Abbr. : ESE
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Hosp. workers : RNS
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Cleverness : WIT

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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