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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K P Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Across
1. Popular cage pet : HAMSTER
8. Reduce in value : DEBASE
14. Loving : AMATIVE
15. Unyielding : ADAMANT
17. Thickheaded : MORONIC
18. Potpourri : MELANGE
19. Seed coating : ARIL
20. Singing syllables : LALA
22. Finnish lake : ENARE
23. Polynesian god : TANE
24. Theater area : LOGE
26. Law: Abbr. : STAT
27. High note : ELA
28. Symbol of speed : BULLET
30. Certain queen's home : HIVE
31. Card game : GIN
32. "Fables in Slang" author : ADE
33. Done with : OVER
34. Sullen : MOROSE
37. Correct : REMEDY
39. Pizza-maker's need : OVEN
40. Sculpture, for one : ART
43. Born: Fr. : NEE
44. Take out : DELE
45. Singer Pete : SEEGER
47. Took the bait : BIT
50. Mascagni opera : IRIS
51. Word with green or more : EVER
52. "Nibelung" goddess : ERDA
53. Shade of gray : SLATE
55. Ludwig : EMIL
57. Affair requiring seconds : DUEL
58. Scarlet bird : TANAGER
60. Conjugal : MARITAL
62. Surrounded territory : ENCLAVE
63. Send to school : EDUCATE
64. Transferred : DEEDED
65. Figure in old West : SETTLER
Down
1. Hook-shaped : HAMATE
2. Lacking principles : AMORAL
3. Yacht haven : MARINA
4. Vestment : STOLE
5. ___ fish (torpedo) : TIN
6. Pernicious : EVIL
7. Total ___ (good memory) : RECALL
8. Imperfect : DAMAGED
9. Nigerian town : EDE
10. Bundle : BALE
11. Proverbial castle : AMANSHOME
12. Having curing powers : SANATIVE
13. Like some invitations : ENGRAVED
16. Unsteady : TEETERY
21. "Damned Yankees" girl : LOLA
25. Endless, to poets : ETERNE
28. Encore! : BIS
29. Discomfort : UNEASE
31. Having lost freshness : GONESTALE
34. Dealer in ladies' wear : MODISTE
35. Stagecoach of early West : OVERLAND
36. Dependence : RELIANCE
38. One engaged in: Suffix : EER
41. Venerated : REVERED
42. Abound : TEEM
46. Tammy of theater : GRIMES
47. Cold-blooded : BRUTAL
48. Form a thought : IDEATE
49. Harder to believe : TALLER
52. Proclamation : EDICT
54. Old oath : EGAD
56. Put on cargo : LADE
59. "All About ___" : EVE
61. Furrow : RUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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