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New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 359 (avg 1.92)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,830
Across
1. Not regular: Abbr. : SPEC
5. ___ Heights (1777 battle site) : BEMIS
10. Nautical call : AHOY
14. Familiar folk : KITH
15. Honshu volcano : ASAMA
16. Mate : WIFE
17. Saarinen : EERO
18. Dumpy : SQUAT
19. Heave up : HEFT
20. Needed thing : PREREQUISITE
23. Malarial symptom : AGUE
24. Wagner opera : RIENZI
28. Small penguin : ADELIE
31. Will item : HEIRLOOM
33. Male and female : SEXES
34. Dixieland product : JAZZ
35. Latin pronoun : SUA
36. Oléron and Corse : ILES
37. Watered fabric : MOIRE
38. Kind of party : STAG
39. Gingerbread palm : DUM
40. Gumbo must : OKRA
41. Allen or Reeves : STEVE
42. Goes off : EXPLODES
45. Wall St. units : SHARES
46. Pushovers : SETUPS
47. Shipbuilding wood : TEAK
48. Needs : REQUIREMENTS
54. Alaskan island : ADAK
57. Ruined : UNDID
58. Island of the lei : OAHU
59. Novelist Zona : GALE
60. Kind of brick : ADOBE
61. Preposition : UPON
62. Had in view : EYED
63. Struck out : DELED
64. Thing to do : TASK
Down
1. Beehive : SKEP
2. Harbor facility : PIER
3. To be, in France : ETRE
4. Church hymns : CHORALES
5. Pyrenees people : BASQUE
6. In the style of: Suffix : ESQUE
7. Neighbor of 58 Across : MAUI
8. “___ corny as Kansas . . . ” : IMAS
9. Emulate Swift : SATIRIZE
10. Cycling : AWHEEL
11. Go quickly : HIE
12. Amiss : OFF
13. Besides : YET
21. Patronage : EGIS
22. French rifle range : TIR
25. Latin pronoun : NOSTER
26. French infantryman : ZOUAVE
27. Likenesses : IMAGES
28. Digressions : ASIDES
29. Elegant : DELUXE
30. Not liable : EXEMPT
31. Tress elements : HAIRS
32. Poet Pound : EZRA
34. One-liner : JOKE
37. TV show : MODSQUAD
38. Police surveillance : STAKEOUT
41. Imposture : SHAM
43. Lay in wait : LURKED
44. Unclose, poetically : OPE
45. Did a farm chore : SEEDED
47. Ojibway, for one : TRIBE
49. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
50. Revered one : IDOL
51. Calif. city : NAPA
52. Part of Jefferson’s signature : THOS
53. Defeated : SUNK
54. Vital statistic : AGE
55. Doris of films : DAY
56. Beverage : ALE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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