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New York Times, Friday, October 12, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,826
Across Down
1. Man behind the plate : UMP
4. Hanoi's counterpart : SAIGON
10. Trucks : VANS
14. Kind of bean : SOY
15. Salad vegetable : ENDIVE
16. "___ a Girl" : IMET
17. Timetable abbr. : ARR
18. Fear of open spaces : AGORAPHOBIA
20. Fall weekend mania : FOOTBALL
22. Chinese tea : OOLONG
23. Glove or shoe units : PAIRS
24. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
25. Wood-burning unit : ASHERY
27. Estrange : ALIENATE
31. Rebuke : SCOLD
32. Baseball's Speaker : TRIS
33. Grammar and junior highs: Abbr. : SCHS
34. Biblical kingdom : TOB
35. Trout habitats : STREAMS
38. Road hazard : RUT
39. French monarchs : ROIS
41. Charged atoms : IONS
42. Peter O'___ : TOOLE
44. Speedy Greek maiden : ATALANTA
46. Prince's twin : PAUPER
47. River isles : AITS
48. Sure thing : CINCH
49. Boys' variation of hockey : SHINNY
52. Tunnel workers : SANDHOGS
55. Fear of the dark : NYCTOPHOBIA
57. Fur piece : BOA
58. Drug plant : ALOE
59. Allaying : EASING
60. Annoy : IRK
61. Frog's milieu : POND
62. Kind of bath : SPONGE
63. Sailor's response : AYE
1. Mil. branch : USAF
2. P. I. native : MORO
3. Fear of fire : PYROPHOBIA
4. Ernes and petrels, e.g. : SEABIRDS
5. Right to seize neutral property : ANGARY
6. Revered ones : IDOLS
7. Lass : GIRL
8. Egg cells : OVA
9. Policy of promoting junior : NEPOTISM
10. Strads, etc. : VIOLINS
11. Early pulpit : AMBO
12. Refusal in Munich : NEIN
13. Kind of party : STAG
19. ___ in one : HOLE
21. Asian weight : TAEL
24. John Doe, for one : ALIAS
25. "Ad ___ per . . . " : ASTRA
26. Make tracks : SCOOT
27. Sphere of action : ARENA
28. Fear of heights : ACROPHOBIA
29. Greenland base : THULE
30. Chemical compound : ESTER
32. Yonkers events : TROTS
36. Photos of yore : TINTYPES
37. Bike-parking space, in England : STANDAGE
40. Nonobjective, as some news pieces : SLANTED
43. Cry of pain : OUCH
45. Japanese native: Var. : AINO
46. Yearning : PINING
48. ___ cruiser : CABIN
49. ___ the whip : SNAP
50. Wood: Prefix : HYLO
51. Image : ICON
52. Just fair : SOSO
53. Like some whodunit crimes : GORY
54. Purpose : SAKE
56. Gen. Arnold : HAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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