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New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,848
Across
1. Tennis shots : LOBS
5. Standoff : DRAW
9. Casually : IDLY
13. With: Fr. : AVEC
14. Tether : LEASH
15. Haberdashery items : TIES
16. Noted Pole : PADEREWSKI
18. Domestic slave : ESNE
19. Complete : PLENARY
20. Track official : STARTER
22. Uncle: Sp. : TIO
23. Grief sign : TEAR
24. Points up : ACCENTS
28. Gala : FESTIVE
31. Not barefoot : SHOD
32. Blot : STAIN
34. Dark : EBON
35. "Like a ___ of bricks" : TON
36. Shoemaker's tool : AWL
37. Lizard : UTA
38. Spark streams : ARCS
40. Railroad car : DINER
42. Editor's mark : STET
43. Make the scene again : REENTER
45. Unfeigned : SINCERE
47. Sweet ___ : PEAS
48. German article : DER
49. Natural number : INTEGER
52. Spas : RESORTS
56. Coconut fiber : COIR
57. Bag of tricks : REPERTOIRE
59. Reveler's cry : EVOE
60. Heads' alternative : TAILS
61. Fasten securely : GLUE
62. Novelist George ___ : SAND
63. Weaver's reed : SLEY
64. Wapitis : ELKS
Down
1. Northern European : LAPP
2. Running track : OVAL
3. Adam or the Venerable : BEDE
4. Like some air-fresheners : SCENTED
5. Moist : DEWY
6. Ethiopian prince : RAS
7. Invites : ASKS
8. English tree : WHITTEN
9. Go over again : ITERATE
10. Apportion : DISTRIBUTE
11. Unaspirate : LENE
12. North Sea tributary : YSER
14. Dormice : LEROTS
17. Monsoon feature : RAIN
21. Roman bronze : AES
24. "Hitch your wagon to ___" : ASTAR
25. Task : CHORE
26. Idea : CONCEPTION
27. Kind of way : STAIR
28. Does clerical work : FILES
29. Man at the polls : VOTER
30. Growing out : ENATE
33. Wheat beard : AWN
39. Acted the villain : SNEERED
40. Negev and Gobi : DESERTS
41. Cowboys, e.g. : RIDERS
42. Miserly one : SCROOGE
44. Baseball put-out : TAG
46. Mare's ___ : NEST
49. Desserts : ICES
50. Kind of star : NOVA
51. Authentic : REAL
52. Depend on : RELY
53. Rivulet : RILL
54. Former Japanese naval base : TRUK
55. Comprehends : SEES
58. Baker's product : PIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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