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New York Times, Friday, October 19, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,833
Across
1. Small space : AREOLA
7. Aries : RAM
10. Chimps : APES
14. City in New Hampshire : BERLIN
15. Australian bird : EMU
16. Wash : LAVE
17. City in Kentucky : LONDON
18. Wobbled : TEETERED
20. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
21. Attaching : ANNEXING
22. Fire : SACK
24. Pure : CHASTE
25. Work area : LAB
28. New Guinea port : LAE
29. Kind of party : HEN
30. ___ lazuli : LAPIS
32. Prohibit : INTERDICT
37. One who decorates : ADORNER
39. A knight ___ : INARMOR
40. Gambling game : ODDMANOUT
42. Chilly : NIPPY
43. N. Y. subway : IRT
44. Shoe lining : PAC
46. Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
47. Repast : DINNER
50. Wrinkle, as a brow : KNIT
52. Go to a new land : EMIGRATE
54. City in Florida : NAPLES
59. Type of towel : BATHSIZE
60. Beethoven symphony : EROICA
61. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
62. Cloth surface : NAP
63. City in Idaho : MOSCOW
64. Space : ROOM
65. Elders: Abbr. : SRS
66. City in Georgia : ATHENS
Down
1. Adept : ABLE
2. Early trucks : REOS
3. Sea birds : ERNS
4. Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
5. V.I.P.'s : LIONS
6. Strengthen : ANNEAL
7. Captured anew : RETAKEN
8. Sobeit : AMEN
9. Bavarian city, to Germans : MUENCHEN
10. City in Virginia : ALEXANDRIA
11. City in Texas : PARIS
12. Occasion : EVENT
13. Marsh plant : SEDGE
19. City in Iran : TEHERAN
23. City in Illinois : CAIRO
25. Actor Alan : LADD
26. Peas in ___ : APOD
27. City in Alabama : BIRMINGHAM
30. Asian language : LAO
31. Trappers : SNARERS
33. Giant : TITAN
34. Mischievous ones : IMPS
35. Overcome problems : COPE
36. Have a go at : TRY
38. Gets on board : ENTRAINS
41. Maintenance costs : UPKEEPS
45. One of the arts : CINEMA
47. Prohibit : DEBAR
48. Insect form : IMAGO
49. Explosive : NITRO
51. Mystic card : TAROT
53. Tyrant: Var. : TZAR
55. Elegant : POSH
56. Vermin : LICE
57. College course: Abbr. : ECON
58. Adages : SAWS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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