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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 Grid has duplicate clues.
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C
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H
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L
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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
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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
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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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