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New York Times, Friday, January 5, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,546
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1. Encourage : ABET
5. Wooden stake : SPILE
10. King of Norway : OLAF
14. Pyramid : TOMB
15. Spanish jars : OLLAS
16. Frost : RIME
17. City on the Tevere : ROMA
18. Distresses : PAINS
19. Nigerian people : IBOS
20. Steel beams : IBARS
22. Oven meals : TVDINNERS
24. Hang around : LOITER
26. Concur : AGREE
27. Children's author : AAMILNE
30. Fusses : ADOS
32. Irritated : CHAFED
33. Stamps : DIES
34. Cap : TAM
37. Sahl : MORT
38. Florida city : OCALA
40. River of France : AUDE
41. Center : EYE
42. Cannon sound : BOOM
43. Certain Peter : RABBIT
45. Dry: Prefix : XERO
46. War vessels : PTBOATS
47. Met fare : OPERA
50. "___ first cast a stone" : LETHIM
52. Thiamine : VITAMINBI
54. Air rifle : BBGUN
58. Theater sign : EXIT
59. Tenant's concern : LEASE
61. Schiaparelli : ELSA
62. Ceremony : RITE
63. Authority on sayings of Mohammed : ISNAD
64. Dakota Indians : REES
65. Grain : SEED
66. Relatives or orgs. : ASSNS
67. Spanish muralist : SERT
1. Italian town : ATRI
2. Dunce : BOOB
3. Austen novel : EMMA
4. Conveyance for skiers : TBARLIFT
5. Bribe : SOP
6. River to the Missouri : PLATTE
7. "How can ___ without thee?" : ILIVE
8. Corncrake : LANDRAIL
9. They, in Italy : ESSI
10. Gaskets : ORINGS
11. Book, to Cicero : LIBER
12. Con ___ : AMORE
13. Heraldic band : FESSE
21. Flatfish : SOLE
23. Ancient shrine : NAOS
25. Kind of swimming pool : INDOOR
27. Peak : ACME
28. Sailor's call : AHOY
29. ___ nostrum : MARE
31. Scarcity : DEARTH
33. Animal mother : DAM
34. Helicon : TUBA
35. Entrance : ADIT
36. N.Y. team : METS
39. Self-possession : COOLNESS
40. Enola Gay et al. : ABOMBERS
42. Glow : BEAM
44. Jewish month : ABIB
45. Like some films : XRATED
46. Barley water : PTISAN
47. Shots beyond the target : OVERS
48. Elf : PIXIE
49. Eaglestone : ETITE
51. Israeli's Abba et al. : EBANS
53. Pelvic bones : ILIA
55. Merriment : GLEE
56. Consumer : USER
57. U.S. cartoonist : NAST
60. City-desk men: Abbr. : EDS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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