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New York Times, Saturday, October 20, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,834
Across
1. Arctic vessel : SEALER
7. Organ stop : OCTAVE
13. Gear for a spring event : MAYPOLE
14. Minnows : SHINERS
16. Gem : EMERALD
17. Make a killing : CLEANUP
18. Engine-speed abbr. : RPS
19. Prevailing custom : FASHION
21. Gem State: Abbr. : IDA
22. Arizona town : ELOY
24. Fourteen pounds : STONE
25. Saudi Arabian district : ASIR
26. Some trucks, for short : SEMIS
28. What the mouse's clock struck : ONE
29. Penned : WROTE
30. Mountain dividing point : TREELINE
32. Kind of beef : CORNED
33. Chicago's ___ Drive : LAKESHORE
35. Boy : LADDIE
38. Liquid-cargo carrier : TANKSHIP
42. Strange : ALIEN
43. Bad: Prefix : MAL
44. Office girl : STENO
45. Attired : CLAD
46. Old Spanish coin : DOBLA
48. Locates : SETS
49. Young sheep : TEG
50. Controversial : POLEMIC
52. Relig. degree : DRE
53. Mother of King Arthur : IGRAINE
55. Certain-golfer : AMATEUR
57. Phone holders : CRADLES
58. Impedes : RETARDS
59. Egg dish : OMELET
60. Frill: Ger. : KRAUSE
Down
1. Embroidery piece : SAMPLER
2. Delightful to see : EYESOME
3. Month: Abbr. : APR
4. Lounge idly : LOAF
5. Raines and Cinders : ELLAS
6. Huntsville arsenal : REDSTONE
7. Of songbirds : OSCINE
8. Daphnis's friend : CHLOE
9. Thine, in France : TIEN
10. Collection of sayings : ANA
11. Deer meat : VENISON
12. Learned : ERUDITE
13. Least : MEREST
15. Left unharmed : SPARED
20. Sobriquet for a President : HONESTABE
23. Gave way : YIELDED
25. Stops : ARRESTS
27. Assassinated : SLAIN
29. Mechanical parts : WORKS
31. D.D.E. : IKE
32. Pro's partner : CON
34. Distinguishing feature : HALLMARK
35. Of milk : LACTIC
36. Brisk, in music : ALLEGRO
37. Outline : DIAGRAM
39. People who observe : HEEDERS
40. Enter unwelcomed : INTRUDE
41. Tough questions : POSERS
43. Annoy : MOLEST
46. Recipient : DONEE
47. One who points : AIMER
50. Dosage unit : PILL
51. Word with log or pult : CATA
54. American writer : ADE
56. Greek letter : TAU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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