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New York Times, Tuesday, January 16, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,557
Across
1. Branch : LIMB
5. Novelist Kingsley : AMIS
9. Casals : PABLO
14. Equal, in Cannes : EGAL
15. Carry on : RANT
16. Airport area : APRON
17. Tittle : IOTA
18. Do secret-agent work : INFILTRATE
20. French coin : FRANC
22. Cuties : DOLLS
23. Call ___ day : ITA
24. Presided over : CHAIRED
26. Clear : NET
27. Unused : NEW
30. Titan, for one : ICBM
31. ___ up (monopolizes) : SEWS
34. Grapes : UVAS
36. Lanchester : ELSA
38. Dine at home : EATIN
41. Abhor : DESPISE
43. Without exception : BARNONE
45. Join : ENTER
46. Memento of a scrape : SCAB
48. Speaker of baseball : TRIS
49. Farm animals : EWES
51. Coptic cleric's title : ANBA
53. Cascades or Tetons: Abbr. : MTS
54. Brown : RAP
56. Arctic wastes : TUNDRAS
59. High note : ELA
60. Musical passage : RONDO
61. Match : RIVAL
65. Forte of the deaf : LIPREADING
68. Lacquered ware : TOLE
69. French notions : IDEES
70. River in Germany : EDER
71. Virginia willow : ITEA
72. Gem weight : CARAT
73. Barber and Ruffing : REDS
74. Sine qua non : NEED
Down
1. Son of Eric : LEIF
2. Stravinsky : IGOR
3. First name in spying : MATA
4. Mont ___ : BLANC
5. Greek nickname : ARI
6. Jaws : MANDIBLES
7. Apprises : INFORMS
8. Fence passage : STILE
9. O'Brien and Rooney : PATS
10. Spring mo. : APR
11. Head seizure of a sort : BRAINSTORM
12. Lenya : LOTTE
13. ___ a time : ONEAT
19. Law degrees : LLDS
21. Greek letter : CHI
25. Good for openers : ACES
27. In the buff : NUDE
28. Tied : EVEN
29. Type of basket : WASTEPAPER
32. Poet's word : EER
33. Desideratum : WANT
35. Gush : SPEW
37. Wanton : ABANDONED
39. Part of a monogram: Abbr. : INIT
40. Cape : NESS
42. Nation in Eur. : IRE
44. Short form, for short : ABBR
47. Voltaire novel : CANDIDE
50. Where Zeno walked : STOA
52. Swiss river : AAR
54. Souvenir : RELIC
55. Actress Valli : ALIDA
57. ___ a cloud : UNDER
58. Protest form : SITIN
60. Caesura : REST
62. Record a preference : VOTE
63. Opposite of aweather : ALEE
64. Kind of balloon : LEAD
66. American caricaturist : REA
67. Metric weights: Abbr. : GRS

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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