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New York Times, Friday, November 2, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 5, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,847

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Across
1
Diner's reading matter : MENU
5
Nonfat Jack : SPRAT
10
Humorist and family : ADES
14
W. W. II alliance : AXIS
15
Psychiatrist's need : COUCH
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___ from within : BORE
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"I'd ___" (executive put-off) : LIKETOSLEEPONIT
20
Native of: Suffix : ITE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Bards' instruments : LUTES
23
Arabs, e.g. : STEEDS
25
Kind of history: Abbr. : ANC
26
Wearing armor : MAILED
29
Ode man and namesakes : PINDARS
33
Havelock : ELLIS
34
Abby and John : DEARS
36
Blue : LOW
37
Ninny : DOLT
38
Borghese or d'Este : VILLA
39
Singer Gluck : ALMA
40
Business abbr. : INC
41
Right of possession : TITLE
42
"Man's inhumanity ___" : TOMAN
43
Cop-out, with 9 Down and 47 Across : IGAVEAT
45
Fabrics : LINENS
46
Asian weight : LAN
47
See 43 Across : OFFICE
50
Uses a shaker : SALTS
52
Miss Turner : LANA
53
Resort : SPA
56
Executive's put-off : TRYMEAGAINLATER
60
Lily plant : ALOE
61
Granite center : BARRE
62
Early harp : LYRE
63
Certain word : NOUN
64
Pinnacle : CREST
65
Former spouses : EXES
Down
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African republic : MALI
2
Theater sign : EXIT
3
U. S. missile : NIKE
4
Take advantage : USE
5
Made a point : SCORED
6
Part of a Western chase : POSSE
7
Made a decision : RULED
8
Outstanding one : ACE
9
See 43 Across : THE
10
Be plentiful : ABOUND
11
Classic brush-off, with 28 Down : DONTCALLME
12
Canal or Indian : ERIE
13
Collections : SETS
18
French heads : TETES
19
Blueprints : PLANS
23
Tight-skirt feature : SLIT
24
Shaving : SPALE
26
Middle fingers : MEDII
27
"It's ___ time between . . . " : ALONG
28
See 11 Down : ILLCALLYOU
30
Gershwin : IRA
31
Candle or holiday : ROMAN
32
Adult ugly ducklings : SWANS
34
"Me too" : DITTO
35
Cockney's swear-word : ELL
38
Routing word : VIA
39
Topnotch : AONE
41
Uptight : TENSE
42
Burmese weight : TICAL
44
Dye workers : VATMEN
45
Songbird : LINNET
48
Signal light : FLARE
49
Exhibitions : FAIRS
50
Netman Smith : STAN
51
Guthrie : ARLO
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River of myth : STYX
54
Marquette : PERE
55
Lover of Aphrodite : ARES
57
Rudiments : ABC
58
Needlefish : GAR
59
Brew : ALE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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