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New York Times, Wednesday, January 3, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,544
Across Down
1. Cleopatra's course : NILE
5. Author John : OHARA
10. Theda : BARA
14. Stone and Iron : AGES
15. Determined : SETON
16. French river : YSER
17. Creator of Philip Carey : SOMERSETMAUGHAM
20. Time periods: Abbr. : HRS
21. Met offering : AIDA
22. Coward et al. : NOELS
23. Some military discharges: Abbr. : RIFS
24. Quarter : COIN
26. Smart : BRAINY
29. Katherine and Gene Stratton : PORTERS
32. Baseball trio : OUTS
33. Peep show : RAREE
34. ___-been : HAS
36. Creator of a famous road : ERSKINECALDWELL
40. Scottish explorer : RAE
41. Writer's prize : NOBEL
42. Aware of : ONTO
43. Ring : LARDNER
45. Most genuine : PUREST
47. Sea east of Caspian : ARAL
48. Word with life or oats : WILD
49. Violin maker : AMATI
52. Adriatic wind : BORA
53. Kind of time : RAG
56. Co-author of tale of Capt. Bligh : JAMESNORMANHALL
60. Moslem prince : AMIR
61. Chirp : TWEET
62. Author James : AGEE
63. State: Abbr. : MASS
64. Ruhr city : HERNE
65. Hammer part : PEEN
1. Ogden of verse : NASH
2. Stravinsky : IGOR
3. Moon vehicles : LEMS
4. Suffix for Bengal or Nepal : ESE
5. Harden : OSSIFY
6. Observes : HEEDS
7. "___ boy!" : ATTA
8. Male gypsy : ROM
9. Collection : ANA
10. Out of date : BYGONE
11. Tennis pro : ASHE
12. "Camino ___" : REAL
13. With open ___ : ARMS
18. Story by 17 Across : RAIN
19. In agreement : UNITED
23. Chance : RISK
24. South Pacific sea : CORAL
25. Soviet city : OREL
26. South African : BOER
27. Rustic : RURAL
28. On the main : ATSEA
29. Horse : PACER
30. "Iliad" character : RHENE
31. Seasons : SALTS
33. Insurgent : REBEL
35. Place for 24 Across : SLOT
37. Lemurs : INDRIS
38. Girl's name : NONA
39. Information : WORD
44. Classifiers : RATERS
45. Corsair : PIRATE
46. ___ Bator : ULAN
48. "Little ___" : WOMEN
49. In ___ (troubled) : AJAM
50. Family member : MAMA
51. Writer Kingsley : AMIS
52. ___ Rabbit : BRER
53. Fury : RAGE
54. Sheltered : ALEE
55. Dell : GLEN
57. Degree : NTH
58. Have bills : OWE
59. Gen. Arnold : HAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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