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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,845

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Verb suffix : ISE
4. Sharp ridge : ARETE
9. Chanteuse Edith : PIAF
13. Goddess of night : NOX
14. Solar ___ : PLEXUS
15. Prod : URGE
16. ___ carte : ALA
17. Radio newscaster : ROBERTTROUT
19. Former boxing great : JACKSHARKEY
21. Born: Fr. : NEE
22. Part of a play : ACTI
23. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
24. Lee's men : REBS
26. Signifies : MEANS
28. That: Sp. : ESA
30. Miss Lee : LILA
33. Sticky stuff : GOO
35. Befogged : CLOUDED
38. N. Y. Congressman, to friends : HAMFISH
42. Vocations : CAREERS
43. Stars: Fr. : ETOILES
44. Third man in the ring : REF
45. Writes : PENS
46. Spanish uncle : TIO
49. Catalogue-senders' needs : LISTS
53. Spurious : SHAM
56. ___ loss : ATA
58. Suffix with rheo or thermo : STAT
59. Fitting : APT
61. Former Chief Justice : SALMONCHASE
64. Fabric pattern : HERRINGBONE
66. Chinese name element : TSE
67. German river : EDER
68. Fence steps : STILES
69. Electric ___ : EEL
70. Mr. Hart : MOSS
71. Suffixes of action : ESCES
72. Foxy : SLY
Down
1. Beset with trouble : INAJAM
2. Console : SOLACE
3. O.T.B. feature : EXACTA
4. Island farewell : ALOHA
5. Return : REBATE
6. Wields : EXERTS
7. Anatolian native : TURK
8. Organic compound : ESTER
9. Unsullied: Fr. : PUR
10. TV role for Burr : IRONSIDE
11. Fit of shivering : AGUE
12. Gala : FETE
14. Twosomes: Abbr. : PRS
18. Nautical rope : TYE
20. Huey Long : KINGFISH
25. Atlantic angler's catch : BLUEFISH
27. Dirt : SOIL
29. C.P.A. : ACC
31. Celtic sea god : LER
32. Sale notices : ADS
34. Full of: Suffix : OSE
36. Gibbon : LAR
37. Russian city : OREL
38. On the ball : HEP
39. Consumed : ATE
40. Huge animals, in France : MONSTRES
41. Presidential monogram : HST
47. Of a poetic foot : IAMBIC
48. Actor Peter : OTOOLE
50. N. Y. and N. J., for example : STATES
51. Ornamental tuft : TASSEL
52. Hard and unyielding : STEELY
54. "___ live and breathe!" : ASI
55. Clergyman's home : MANSE
57. English queen et al. : ANNES
59. Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
60. Foot: Prefix : PEDO
62. Ceiling fixtures: Abbr. : LGTS
63. These: Fr. : CES
65. Penn Central, etc.: Abbr. : RRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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