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New York Times, Thursday, November 22, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Across Down
1. Pet cries : MEWS
5. Party participant : STAG
9. Pony's tow : CART
13. Caesar's other : ALIA
14. Lesson taker : PUPIL
16. African plant : ALOE
17. Waterfall : LINN
18. Co-author of "Guys and Dolls" : ABEBURROWS
20. Horatio Alger's Tom : TATTERED
22. Opposite of everybody's : NOONES
23. Singer Emma : EAMES
24. Coleridge : SAMUEL
25. Rosinante and bayard : HORSES
27. Marsh birds : SORAS
28. Military study place: Abbr. : OTS
29. European leader : TITO
31. Argentina's Rio ___ : NEGRO
35. Anthology items : POEMS
38. Bandman Bernie : BEN
39. Emulate Epimenides : SLEEP
40. Renaissance sword : ESTOC
41. Declines : SAGS
43. Hole in ___ : ONE
44. Destroy, as papers : SHRED
46. " . . . I am even ___ thanks" : POORIN
49. "Come ___ as you can" : ASSOON
51. Ferber novel : SOBIG
52. U. S. classical scholar : ANTHON
53. Rex Beach's "The ___" : SPOILERS
56. Pearl Buck title : FARANDNEAR
58. Ablative, for one : CASE
59. Genesis name : ANER
60. Uncanny : EERIE
61. Classified, for one: Abbr. : ADVT
62. Carried away : RAPT
63. Writer Ayn : RAND
64. Fiber knots : NEPS
1. " . . . the rat that ate the ___" : MALT
2. Essayist : ELIA
3. Maxwell Anderson play : WINTERSET
4. Seasonal sights : SANTAS
5. Most lean : SPAREST
6. Eustachian and inner : TUBES
7. Imitated : APED
8. Male cat : GIB
9. R. & H. musical : CAROUSEL
10. Matchless : ALONE
11. Spur wheel : ROWEL
12. Novel heroine : TESS
15. Word for Shepard's golf : LUNAR
19. Horace and Pliny, e.g. : ROMANS
21. Uncle, in Glasgow : EME
24. Mme. Chiang's maiden name : SOONG
25. Bob or writer Anthony : HOPE
26. Siouans : OTOS
27. Advantage : STEAD
30. "Peer Gynt" creator : IBSEN
32. "College Widow" author : GEORGEADE
33. Italian painter : RENI
34. Start : OPEN
36. "Act One" author : MOSSHART
37. Skim on water, old style : SCHOON
42. Tracked, as an animal : SPOORED
45. Script with heavy strokes : RONDE
47. Kimono part : OBI
48. Garage-shelf item : OILCAN
49. Pineapple : ANANA
50. Throat ailment, for short : STREP
51. Alhambra land : SPAIN
52. At a distance : AFAR
53. Body fluids : SERA
54. Invitation initials : RSVP
55. Tennis units : SETS
57. Father of Abner : NER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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