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New York Times, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,824
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1. Excuses : ALIBIS
7. Literary initials : GBS
10. Bird's crop : MAW
13. Home of many hockey pros : CANADA
14. Drink, dog style : LAP
15. Yard: Fr. : COUR
16. Touched up photos : TINTED
17. Wallach : ELI
18. Singular : RARE
19. Pueblo Indian : ACOMA
20. Lilylike flower : WAKEROBIN
22. Like the pretty maids : ALLINAROW
24. Neat as ___ : APIN
27. Dill herb : ANET
28. In need of dieting : OBESE
32. Religious: It. : PIO
33. Word with diem or annum : PER
34. Gazes : STARES
35. Catches again : RENABS
38. Hammerstein output : LYRICS
39. Winter eave décor : ICICLE
40. Dallas campus : SMU
42. Summer, in St. Lo : ETE
43. Milk, in Spain : LECHE
44. Three-year-___ (Derby entries) : OLDS
45. Part of Y.M.C.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
46. Ballet leap : ENTRECHAT
49. Subway power conductor : THIRDRAIL
52. Tides : NEAPS
56. ___ sapiens : HOMO
57. Sharp-cornered: Abbr. : ANG
58. Snoopy of comics, for one : BEAGLE
59. Novelist Wister : OWEN
60. Cry of disgust : UGH
61. Beat the incumbent : UNSEAT
62. In the last month: Abbr. : ULT
63. N. Y. player : MET
64. Boat parts : STERNS
1. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
2. Not of the church : LAIC
3. ___ way : INNO
4. Robin's friend : BATMAN
5. Perfect : IDEAL
6. ___ Sack : SAD
7. Figure in a Millet painting : GLEANER
8. Refuse : BALKAT
9. One who observes : SPIER
10. Biblical land : MOAB
11. Gold: Prefix : AURI
12. Sir Christopher : WREN
15. Jimmy : CROWBAR
20. Chianti : WINE
21. Like forest soil : ROOTY
23. Slip : LAPSE
24. Month : APRIL
25. All in one ___ : PIECE
26. Type of column : IONIC
29. American Indians : ERIES
30. Groups : SECTS
31. German city : ESSEN
34. Fund of a sort : SLUSH
36. River in Hades : ACHERON
37. Mixture : BLEND
40. ___ of hand : SLEIGHT
41. Nell Gwyn's birth year : MDCL
44. William of ___ : ORANGE
45. Sergeant's command : ATEASE
47. German's dream : TRAUM
48. About : ANENT
49. Biblical pronoun : THOU
50. Night prairie sound : HOWL
51. "___ a man with . . . " : IMET
53. Maturing agent : AGER
54. Scheme : PLAN
55. Bridge losses : SETS
58. Vehicle : BUS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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