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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
Across Down
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
16. ___ from within : BORE
17. "I'd ___" (executive put-off) : LIKETOSLEEPONIT
20. Native of: Suffix : ITE
21. Gaelic : ERSE
22. 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
1. 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
53. 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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