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New York Times, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Across Down
1. Bradley : OMAR
5. Sierra ___ : MADRE
10. Japanese diving women : AMAS
14. Knowledge : LORE
15. Long narrative : ILIAD
16. Study over : PORE
17. Eastern gateway : LONGISLANDSOUND
20. Arrays : ADORNS
21. Kind of file : NAIL
22. Standoff : TIE
23. Choice : ELITE
25. This or that : EITHER
27. Entrances : PORTALS
30. Certain data-gatherer : SPY
31. Mountain in Crete : IDA
32. Irish dramatist : YEATS
35. Froth : SPUME
39. ___ of the walk : COCK
41. Taper, as a timber : SNAPE
43. Winged child : EROS
44. Cornered : TREED
46. Representative : AGENT
48. Drunkard : SOT
49. Baseball statistic: Abbr. : ERA
51. Flatter : ADULATE
53. Office status symbol : CARPET
56. Lake-bed deposit : TRONA
57. ___ Darya : AMU
58. Inter ___ : ALIA
60. Like some Rabelais works : RIBALD
64. Western gateway : SANFRANCISCOBAY
67. Belgrade name : TITO
68. Nasty : SNIDE
69. Counsel, old style : REDE
70. Uppity one : SNOB
71. Carried : TOTED
72. Slider : SLED
1. Earthen pot : OLLA
2. Disposition : MOOD
3. River of Italy : ARNO
4. Bemoan : REGRET
5. Thor and Atlas : MISSILES
6. Winner take ___ : ALL
7. Girl's name : DIANE
8. Frog genus : RANA
9. Small whirlpools : EDDIES
10. Military address : APO
11. Down in the ___ : MOUTH
12. Golfer Palmer : ARNIE
13. Passover dinner : SEDER
18. Dental filling : INLAY
19. Booboos : SLIPS
24. Lake feeding the Blue Nile : TSANA
26. Agate or pica : TYPE
27. Ancient Briton : PICT
28. Repute : ODOR
29. North Atlantic cape : RACE
33. Children's game : TAG
34. Blade of grass : SPEAR
36. ___ Major : URSA
37. Debatable : MOOT
38. Town near Padua : ESTE
40. Retain : KEEP
42. Approved : ENDORSED
45. Drab, in poems : DREAR
47. Outer garment : TUNIC
50. Finally : ATLAST
52. Toils : LABORS
53. Picks actors for a play : CASTS
54. Violently : AMAIN
55. ___ cover (flee) : RUNTO
56. Saying nothing : TACIT
59. ___ way (not at all) : INNO
61. Murder victim : ABEL
62. Dip : LADE
63. Changed the color : DYED
65. Shipping initials : FOB
66. Fish of Europe : IDE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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