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New York Times, Thursday, October 25, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,839
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1. Interferes : MEDDLES
8. Put up with : BIDE
12. Repeats : ITERATES
14. Delusion's partner : SNARE
16. Junk-mail receivers : OCCUPANTS
18. Donizetti role : ADINA
19. Family members: Abbr. : GSS
20. Santo of baseball : RON
22. "___ true what they say . . . ?" : ISIT
23. Parsonage : MANSE
26. Paderewski, for one : POLE
27. Certain votes : AYES
28. French state : ETAT
29. Located : RANDOWN
31. Abed : REPOSING
33. Limb : ARM
35. Offering at Major Hoople's place : FURNISHEDROOM
39. Holy ___ : SEE
40. Released from : EXEMPTED
42. Like death and taxes : CERTAIN
45. Fish : EELS
46. Passable : SOSO
49. Ord, for one : FORT
50. Greek : ATTIC
51. Boast : CROW
52. Grammatical case: Abbr. : DAT
53. Evergreen : FIR
54. Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
56. Ecclesiastical official : DEFINITOR
61. Shaggy beast : BISON
62. Making use of clues : DEDUCING
63. Utters : SAYS
64. Stenos et al., perhaps : DESKSET
1. Italian possessive : MIO
2. Common Latin abbr. : ETC
3. Month: Abbr. : DEC
4. Loafer : DRUGSTORECOWBOY
5. Backslide : LAPSE
6. Greek letters : ETAS
7. Cambodian coin : SEN
8. Youth group: Abbr. : BSA
9. Classic bit of fakery : INDIANROPETRICK
10. Part of a certain chain : DAISY
11. Pyle : ERNIE
13. Courageous : STRONGHEARTED
15. Roadside sign : EATS
17. Sign on some items : SOLD
21. Recent: Prefix : NEO
23. Debussy's "La ___" : MER
24. Osiris's crown : ATEF
25. Malayan deer : NAPUS
26. Criticizes : PANS
29. Canals of Venice : RII
30. Weather word : WARM
32. Snick and ___ : SNEE
34. Church music : MOTET
36. Leave : EXIT
37. Lair : DEN
38. Honey: Prefix : MELI
41. Mil. medal : DSC
43. Rural address : RFD
44. Amphibian : TOAD
46. Strikebreaker : SCAB
47. Gold lace : ORRIS
48. March King : SOUSA
50. Japanese aborigines : AINUS
53. Bona ___ : FIDE
55. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
57. Nourished : FED
58. Poetic contraction : TIS
59. Pronoun : ONE
60. Army unit: Abbr. : RGT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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