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New York Times, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,838
Across Down
1. Vertical pole : MAST
5. Stone chip : SPALL
10. Victory symbol : PALM
14. U.S. author : AGEE
15. Shinbone : TIBIA
16. Early Nebraskan : OTOE
17. Forsakes : TURNSONESBACKON
20. Progress : HEADWAY
21. Item worn with 18 Down : TOPHAT
22. Plague carrier : RAT
23. Yogi : BERRA
24. Ceylonese language : TAMIL
27. Through : PER
28. Iris species : ORRIS
32. Eyelike, in zoology : OCELLATE
34. Ruined : UNDONE
35. Russian chess great : TAL
36. Webster, Bryan et al. : ORATORS
38. Ibsen character : ASE
39. Jostles : ELBOWS
41. Idled about : LOITERED
43. Bias : SLANT
44. Moon craft : LEM
45. Out of practice : RUSTY
46. Fords : WADES
48. Pockmark : PIT
49. Presides over : CHAIRS
51. Nickelodeons, talkies, etc. : CINEMAS
55. Charlemagne : CHARLESTHEGREAT
57. Drake's Golden ___ : HIND
58. Ice cliff : SERAC
59. Brazilian state : PARA
60. Signs : INKS
61. Wading bird : SNIPE
62. Word in a Steinbeck title : EDEN
1. Algebra and trig : MATH
2. Chill : AGUE
3. Evening, in Italy : SERA
4. Feature of a climbing vine : TENDRIL
5. Ermine : STOAT
6. Like Maine woods : PINY
7. White House nickname : ABE
8. Founder of antiseptic surgery : LISTER
9. One of Hercules's 12 : LABOR
10. European duck : POCHARD
11. Aleutian isle : ATKA
12. Spoils : LOOT
13. Chess pieces : MEN
18. Coat for the opera : SWALLOWTAIL
19. A tie that binds : APRONSTRING
23. Overhangs, as brows : BEETLES
24. Mutuel boards, for short : TOTES
25. ___ to arms : ACALL
26. Word with toast or peach : MELBA
27. School org. : PTA
29. Zoo sounds : ROARS
30. Map part : INSET
31. Unkempt : SEEDY
33. Letters : ARS
34. Swiss canton : URI
37. Dutch uncle : OOM
40. Forward : ONWARDS
42. Musical muse : EUTERPE
44. Reduce : LESSEN
47. Clean, as fish or fowl : DRESS
48. Kind of work or meal : PIECE
49. Boxer's target : CHIN
50. Aaron : HANK
51. Fellow : CHAP
52. Lake formed by Hoover Dam : MEAD
53. Berne's river : AARE
54. Davis Cupper Smith : STAN
55. After phi : CHI
56. Thrice: Prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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